Spalding’s School of Writing Welcomes Angela Jackson-Brown to Our Graduate Faculty!


Angela Jackson-Brown

Spalding’s School of Writing is delighted to announce that Angela Jackson-Brown has joined our graduate faculty in fiction and will begin mentoring students this fall. Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet, and playwright. Her novel When Stars Rain Down was released in 2021 from Thomas Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins, and has been listed a must read by Parade, Buzzfeed, Goodreads, Bookspark, Women’s Weekly, and more. She has several novels in contract with Harper Muse, the new imprint of Harper Collins, which will focus on women’s fiction, historical fiction and southern fiction categories with stories that resonate with Millennial and Generation X readers. Jackson-Brown’s next novel will be published in the summer of 2022.



Jackson-Brown is the author of a previous novel, Drinking from a Bitter Cup, and a poetry collection, House Repairs, which won the 2021 Alabama Authors Award in poetry from the Alabama Library Association. Her short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Louisville Review and Appalachian Review. Her plays have been included in the IndyFringe DivaFest, the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and OnyxFest. In addition to serving on the School of Writing graduate faculty, Jackson-Brown also teaches creative writing and English at Ball State University. In 2009, she earned an MFA in fiction from Spalding University. She also holds degrees from Troy University and Auburn University. To learn more about Angela Jackson-Brown, visit her website.