Flirting with Disaster in the Dog Days of Summer

I legit can’t believe it’s already August – why is it that summer always seems to fly by like nobody’s business? Or maybe that’s just how it feels here in New England where winter seems to rule the roost for a solid eight months out of the year. Either way, I’ve been hunkered over my laptop working on my next YA time-travel story, and I’m happy to report I’m probably about halfway through it already! I’m on track to release it probably by the end of the year or sometime in early 2020.

Having recently graduated from college, I’ve just been in a super weird headspace, because I’m in the process of trying to find a real job while continuing to juggle my various side-hustles and other responsibilities. And forget about having a social life – that never happens anymore LOL. But I’ve found that this weird headspace, although uncomfortable to live with, does yield some interesting ideas for writing what I’ve dubbed a very sassy allegorical reflection on my problematic grade-school past and the various discomforts that came with that on the social scene. Regardless, I’ll be sure to keep you updated on everything that I have going on.

In the meantime, I’ll take a moment to remind you that the audiobook for The Sorting Room (book 1 of The Upperworld Series) is now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, so definitely grab a copy of that if you want. I have promo codes available too, just ask me for those! Here’s the link to find the audiobook for book one, as well as the paperbacks and kindle copies if those are more your thing: https://www.amazon.com/Sorting-Room-Upperworld-Book/dp/B07V82DX7D/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=TSR Final Audiobook Cover

OH AND ALSO, you can meet me THIS SATURDAY, 8/10 at Crescent Park in East Providence, RI from 11-6.

Yep, it’s true! You can come meet me to talk about my stories and nab a signed copy if that would interest you as a part of the LOOFF, a fun family-oriented outdoor arts festival. I would really love to meet you, hope to see you there!

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DOPE author portraits of me and my writer friends!

Hello readers,

I hope all is well for you! I’m jumping on here to show off this AMAZING portrait of me and my author friends. We’re long-distance pals but surprisingly close emotionally despite that unfortunate fact, and one of us is an incredibly gifted illustrator who did these portraits of us just because! She’s actually going to send me a print of it and I’m going to hang it on my wall because it’s JUST SO GOOD, isn’t it?!?!

Basically, these guys are pretty much the ones that pick me up by my bootstraps when I’m feeling overwhelmed or just generally exhausted with post-grad life anxieties. I love them more than words can express and thank God for them continuously. The thing about this author gig, is that it’s pretty solitary. Unless you have a support group, it’s near impossible to stay focused and keep a healthy mindset. That’s why I’m convinced that I wouldn’t be continuing to pursue publishing if I didn’t have other people my age to talk to who are pursuing the same thing.

Follow the artist, Syreeta @aquarius.art or @author.queen on Instagram to see more of her stellar work! She also has a really great fantasy book available on Amazon now: Mystactral. Totally check it out if you haven’t already!

And if you didn’t know, I’m on Instagram as @angelinasingerauthor – and you can follow my other pals Joel and Ife too! Joel is @j.s.spaulding and Ife is @ife.disu – I highly recommend their writing as well.

ALSO, I want to know: Have you gotten a chance to listen to The Sorting Room on audio yet?!?! It’s book one of my dystopian scifi fantasy trilogy, The Upperworld Series, and you can find it on Amazon HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Sorting-Room-Upperworld-Book/dp/B07V82DX7D/ref=pd_ybh_a_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=EY71CD1B2PY2W9DZH0DS I would LOVE to hear what you think of it, because this was my first ever audiobook and I found a really amazing voice actress who just totally NAILED so much of my characters! Am I allowed to fangirl over my own voice actress? Because yeah, she just did a stupidly good job. Feel free to share your responses to it in the comments below or better yet, leave an Amazon and Goodreads review!

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Top left: Ife / Top right: ME! (Angelina) / Bottom left: Joel  / Bottom right: Syreeta (the artist of this piece!)

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Audiobook Promo Code Reminder + Heart Concert Review

Hello friends! As you may know, the audiobook for The Sorting Room (book 1 of The Upperworld Series) is now available on Amazon, audible, and iTunes! I am so excited that my readers can now listen to my story being read by the amazing Valerie Cirillo while they go about their lives (as I know lots of folks prefer to multitask while they enjoy a good story). So now, they can!

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Here’s a brief synopsis, and if that interests you, just ask me for a PROMO CODE so you can nab an audiobook for FREE! Yes, seriously, free. Just agree to review it and it’s all yours:

Who decides where we are born and who we love?

Luna is an immortal entity in the Upperworld learning how to assign human souls to the body and life they’re intended for. Onyx is her mentor and guide there, teaching her everything she needs to know about assigning souls and dispatching them to Earth. Everything goes well until Luna’s friend makes a major mistake and Luna is sent to earth after covering for her. In her absence, an unbelievable secret is revealed that changes everything she thought she knew about how the world works. Will Luna survive long enough on Earth to fix things? Or will she succumb to the pressures and pitfalls of living life as a human girl before the entire system unravels?

Sound good to you? Grab a copy here or ask me for a free promo code: https://www.amazon.com/Sorting-Room-Upperworld-Book/dp/B07V82DX7D/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D1B52E2F44Y72WFXMF2Q Paperbacks and kindle copies are available here too. Thank you for your interest in my stories 😉

img_5866-2.jpgOn an unrelated note, you can find my latest concert review on Heart’s Love Alive Tour here (since I write for the Boston Sports Desk when I’m not penning the great American novel). It was an insanely good show and I definitely recommend catching them on this tour if you can: http://www.bostonsportsdesk.com/fans-go-crazy-on-hearts-love-alive-tour-at-xfinity-center-in-mansfield/?fbclid=IwAR3SiCC-u4hUfPrREkhln0j1VBNiYlASrfhn0bcCAGrssLbE8WRVV0FAUpI

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The Sorting Room AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE NOW!

AH OKAY, I legit should have just waited until later today to post on my blog, but THE SORTING ROOM (book one of The Upperworld Series), is available on Amazon NOW! So that you can finally listen while you do whatever else it is that you do, grab an audio copy of it here: https://www.amazon.com/Sorting-Room-Upperworld-Book/dp/B07V82DX7D/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=QR5G2D99YPS2K0DBE71K

AND if you want to review it for me (cough cough, YES PLEASE), I have FREE PROMO CODES that I can hook you up with. Just let me know if that would interest you 😉 Thank you for all your continued support, I appreciate my readers more than I can ever properly explain ❤

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Audio book update + Sad Summer Fest Review

Hello readers!

The Sorting Room, Book 1 of The Upperworld Series, should be available on audio literally ANY DAY NOW. Like, it’s so close. I mean, it’s done, but ACX is still processing it, ya dig? Anyway, I’m stoked for you to hear it. Stay tuned for updates as soon as I have them! But if you’re impatient and don’t want to wait to see what happens to Luna when she covers up a mistake she DIDN’T actually make and is sent to Earth to fix it, you can grab a paperback or digital copy HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Angelina-Singer/e/B0743ZF23N/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Also, I wrote a review for The Boston Sports Desk all about Sad Summer Fest, you can read that here if you’re heavily into punk music like I am: http://www.bostonsportsdesk.com/happiness-abounds-during-sad-summer-fest-at-worcester-palladium/

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Book Updates, Audio Update, and an Interview with a Kickass Rock Band just for the Heck of it

Hello readers! I hope you had an amazing Fourth of July with your friends and family this past weekend. I actually spent my holiday in Maine with my family and surprisingly didn’t get a horrendous sunburn for once, although weird tan lines were a definite threat (pro tip: do NOT wear excessively ripped jeans on vacation no matter how *edgy* you are. It ain’t worth it, sunshine).

Okay, so back to business:

The audiobook for book one of The Upperworld Series, The Sorting Room, is currently under review by ACX which I heard can take 10-14 days. I’ll keep you posted on that but now you know as much as I do. Additionally, my voice actor will be starting book 2, The Fall of Zephyr, any day now. So we are rolling through these pretty fast, and I bet all three books will be ready for your ears sometime this Fall. Very exciting stuff! If you don’t wanna wait for those though, feel free to grab a copy of my stories here: https://www.amazon.com/Angelina-Singer/e/B0743ZF23N/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

I’ve taken a bit of a break from drafting my current WIP – mostly due to the holiday weekend, my multiple side-hustles, and the glaringly obvious fact that I probably will need to adjust some of my character names to sound less like, uh, real people. That’s a long story and you’ll get to hear a lot of it in coded form once my yet-to-be titled YA time travel story is published ideally by the end of this year, or at least maybe early 2020. Im about a quarter of the way through draft one, and the tone is sassy. I love it and I hope you will too.

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Me pictured here with Marc Polit (drums + vocals) and Bill Santana (bass) of Widowmade

And when I’m not writing, I review concerts and interview bands for the Boston Sports Desk. Read my latest article on the San Diego-based alternative rockbound WidowMade below. http://www.bostonsportsdesk.com/interview-with-alternative-rock-band-widowmade/?fbclid=IwAR2khakBroRmm1KsCyjFkOg4kfiQ1Vx0fxW0VWMM1lazhjKReM4w1reMyOw

That’s all for now, folks! Stay tuned for more updates, and thanks for everything you do.

Much love,

Angelina ❤

P.S. – Did you know I am on Instagram and Facebook? It’s true! Follow me for more bookish and music content there @angelinasingerauthor

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Looking for a new beach read? Your search ends here!

It’s FINALLY summertime here in New England, and although there’s still been a lot of rain, it’s undoubtedly beach season. And if you have any experience relaxing by the ocean, I’m SURE you’ll want a nice new book to curl up with as the sun’s rays melt the stress off of your skin and dig your toes into the cool, wet sand. The trick is, finding that good book that will allow your mind to escape while you enjoy your beach escape, ya know?

If you’re into book series like Divergent or The Hunger Games, I have a sneaking suspicion that you’ll LOVE The Upperworld Series too! Here’s a brief look at book one, The Sorting Room:

Who decides where we are born and who we love? Luna is an immortal entity in the Upperworld learning how to assign human souls to the body and life they’re intended for. Onyx is her mentor and guide there, teaching her everything she needs to know about assigning souls and dispatching them to Earth. Everything goes well until Luna’s friend makes a major mistake and Luna is sent to Earth after covering for her. In her absence, an unbelievable secret is revealed that changes everything she thought she knew about how the world works.Will Luna survive long enough on Earth to fix things? Or will she succumb to the pressures and pitfalls of living life as a human girl before the entire system unravels?

As you can see, this is a book action-packed with thrills and chills, so why not give it a go on your next day off? You can grab a copy of it HERE: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B07B8Q4573/ref=dp_st_1546936637

P.S. – The Upperworld Series will be available in audio form very soon, so stay tuned for updates on that! My voice actress, Valerie Cirillo, is absolutely KILLING IT. I seriously cannot wait for you to hear her bring my characters to life!

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