ANGELA CAROLE BROWN
photo by Dailey Pike
Writer / musician / artist Angela Carole Brown is the 2018 recipient of the North Street Book Prize in Literary Fiction for her novel Trading Fours, was shortlisted for the same prize in 2022 for her novel The Assassination of Gabriel Champion, and is recipient of the Soul Word Magazine Poetry Prize for her single poem “Cotton Candy.” She is the author of seven books in the genres of memoir, fiction, and poetry, has had shorter works published in various journals and anthologies, and in 2021 had an entire concert by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Master Chorale created around several of her 100-word stories from the collection Aleatory on the Radio, entitled "Short Stories." She writes the blog Bindi Girl Chronicles.
Recently transplanted from Los Angeles to Kansas City, Angela is a veteran of the L.A. music scene, having spent over three decades there as a vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist, enjoyed a 20+ years' residency at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills with the Dana Bronson Jazz Trio, performed with her own jazz trio at the legendary Playboy Jazz Festival, has recorded several albums of music in the genres of jazz and folk, has done jingles, soundtracks, and voice-overs for television and film, and is the lead female vocalist in Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surreal.
As a visual artist, Angela has spent time in the playground of painting and drawing, glass mosaic, handcrafted dolls, digital media, and graphic design. Her current medium is alcohol ink on Yupo, with one of her inks recently making the cover of Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature. She is, most recently, the recipient of 2021-22 awards from DigiFest Temecula, the Buddha International Film Festival, and the Indo Global International Film Festival for her videobook The Richest Girl in the World, for which she is author, illustrator, narrator, and video editor.
She is featured in the documentary film The Goddess Project.