Angela Castillo


Magic is all around us, and Angela Castillo works to capture this magic in words and ideas. She lives in the small and inspiring town of Bastrop, Texas. In addition to writing stories, she also designs greeting cards. You can find her cards at

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up mostly in the country, the oldest of seven kids in a poor family. Something we could always afford were notebooks, so I filled them up with dreams and ideas.
When did you first start writing?
I was eight when I wrote my first story about two children who climbed a rainbow by sticking gum to their shoes. Sadly, the story has been lost forever.
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Where to find Angela Castillo online

Where to buy in print


Tamer, A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Lurkey proves he is much more than a clown in this story of true love and courage.
Trailer Trash, and Two More Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Tessa has endured life in a ramshackle mobile home for five years, and a miserable marriage. Will she finally be free? Plus two more short stories: Beluga: Something is definitely wrong with Charlene. Has she been impregnated with a baby alien? Paper: A seemingly innocent librarian hides a secret in the basement.
Dryad's Tale, A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Darweena must choose to fight for the Forest Folk in an epic battle against the beasts. Will she choose love over her home? A short story of 3700 words.
The Falconry, A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Evangeline Miller's dreams have pulled her into a fantasy world. Will she find the meaning? A short story of 2000 words.
The Amazing Adventures of Toby the Trilby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Adventure Seekers, Young and Old, Join Toby, Small, but Bold ... He was born underground, at the edge of the world’s destruction. Twelve years old, Toby has never seen the sun. Created by six scientists who accidentally gave him cat ears (and a tail), Toby decides to leave the safety of his cavern world to seek answers. Did anyone survive the Great Destruction?

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Smashwords book reviews by Angela Castillo

  • Happy for A While on Jan. 29, 2014

    Great, well written short story with a killer ending.
  • Miss Calculation on April 20, 2014

    Fun and fast-paced story and very well written. I enjoyed the impossible equations the math-loving main character invents for herself. Very relatable and fun, and the eighties references are great. I laughed out loud in several parts of this book. Highly reccomended.
  • Not My Thing - A Short Story on May 01, 2014

    Well-written, bittersweet story about a musician and a chance meeting. Great story about how one night can influence someone's life. A must for musicians!