Jacqui Castle's latest update for The Seclusion

Dec 3, 2020

Hi all! This note is just going out to those who follow The Seclusion on Inkshares. If you follow my most recent project then you may have received a similar note already(if so, I apologize and you can ignore the rest of this message). 

For everyone else-hi! I know it has been awhile. I will send out a full newsletter soon for those who are subscribed with an update regarding production for The Seclusion Part 2(still aiming for summer or early fall) and a rundown on what I have been up to lately. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and enjoying the beginning of the holiday season. I am looking forward to connecting with all of you when this insane year is behind us. 

Now, for my news:

I’ve entered the novel IT STARTED BENEATH A SEPIA SKY into the Inkshares 2020 All Genre Manuscript Contest

Unlike my other two novels which relied on preorders to secure a publishing contract, preorders are not necessary this time around, but are appreciated.  Winners of this contest will be selected based on reader engagement. So, on that note, if you are up for checking out my posted chapters and leaving a comment or review, I would appreciate it! 

This story is one that I’m incredibly excited to share with all of you. A pilot version of this story, that I have been editing alongside the novel, has already garnered a few accolades including: 

  • Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition(Script Category)
  • Semifinalist, Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards  
  • Quarterfinalist, TSL Free Screenplay Contest  

I hope you enjoy it!


In 2045, the forests are burning, the oceans are rising, corruption is growing, and a group of scientists take matters into their own hands.

This is their confession. Read first chapters here.