I’m Angela Carole Brown, an author, poet, singer/songwriter, artist, and recipient of the North Street Book Prize in Literary Fiction, the Soul Word Magazine Poetry Prize, and awards from the Buddha International Film Festival Award, the Indo Global International Film Festival Award, and Digifest Temecula in Multimedia.
My books include:
Trading Fours (novel) (2018 North Street Book Prize Winner in Literary Fiction)
The Assassination of Gabriel Champion (novel)
Bones (poetry collection)
Aleatory on the Radio (100-word-story collection) (also the subject of a concert by the Metropolitan Master Chorale of Los Angeles, entitled “Short Stories”)
Viscera (poetry chapbook)
The Kidney Journals: Memoirs of a Desperate Lifesaver (memoir)
The Night, the City, and Miss Thing (novelette)
The Richest Girl in the World (children’s videobook) (2021 Digifest Temecula Award Winner in Multimedia, and the 2021 Buddha International Film Festival Award & 2022 Indo Global International Film Festival Award for Best Multimedia Film)
Poetry and shorter works appear in:
MacQueen’s Quinterly (3 drabbles + 5 artworks)
Flapper Press Poetry Café (interview + 4 poems)
MacQueen’s Quinterly (poem)
Echoes Media vMuseum (essay)
Brilliant Corners: Journal of Jazz & Literature (PRINT ONLY, Summer 2021 issue, interview + several 100-word stories)
Soul Word Magazine (PRINT ONLY, Vol. III. No 6, Vol. IV, No. 1, poem)
My feature albums include:
Resting on the Rock (original folk)
The Slow Club (original jazz)
Music for the Weeping Woman (original folk)
Expressionism (cover jazz)
Global Yoga (yoga mindfulness class)
Guided Meditations (guided meditations)
Winter (Christmas/holiday, roots/blues/folk/jazz)
The Rainy Day Sessions (jazz + pop standards)
Standard Procedure (jazz standards)
Orphan Songs (eclectic recordings from 25 years in the business)
Angela (debut 80’s pop/jazz from Teichiku Records, Tokyo)
My current visual medium is alcohol ink abstracts on yupo.
My proudest achievement is as a kidney donor, which I did in 2008 for a young man who was given a new lease on life. Me too, for that matter.
I’m happy to be a member of the blogosphere, and am excited to share my own personal glimpses, observations, and musings on art, creativity, wellness, conscious living, and the always irascible and utterly compelling human condition, through essays, poetry, and prose.
The reason I call this blog Bindi Girl Chronicles is explained in my very first post, So, This Bindi Thing …
I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or any of the cyber joints I loiter below.
create — even if you’re not an artist
support artists — especially the independents
live well — doesn’t take money to do it
and be whole