New Review of “Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember” + New ATL Album Review

Hello friends!

I know I’m blogging a little more frequently than I used to, and that’s largely because I’m home self-quarantining which means I have way more free time, and I also feel more connected by talking to cool people like yourself, which helps me feel a lot less alone. So thanks for always being here ❤

A wonderful bookstagrammer, Gwendalyn, has reviewed my latest book and only had the nicest things to say about it:

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Follow her on Instagram @gwendalyn_books_ for more great bookish thoughts and cool book photography as shown for my book below!

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Additionally, we could all use a little more sunshine amidst this epidemic right? Agreed. So I reviewed All Time Low’s newest album “Wake Up Sunshine”, and I couldn’t believe how far they’ve come and how good it is. Felt like a breath of fresh air to me after being stuck in my room for literal weeks now. If you’d like to read my album review that I wrote on behalf of The Boston Sports Desk, you can find that HERE.

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Thank you so much for being here! Please take care, stay home, and stay well. Feel free to comment below if you’re an ATL fan like me and want to share thoughts about the new album, I’d surely love to hear what you think!

Love, Angelina.

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Some Fun Things to Get You Through Social Distancing in (Hopefully) One Piece

Hello friends! I’m writing in good health, and wish the same is true for you and your loved ones in these tumultuous times. The biggest thing to do while staying home, I’ve noticed, is to stay busy and maintain a positive mindset. In that effort, I wanted to share some fun things I have going on right now that will hopefully bring a smile to your face 🙂

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The cover in the competition, designed by the dynamic and talented Gracie Knight!

1. The cover for Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember is in a competition via Allauthor, and YOU can vote for it!

You know, if you want to. I’d surely appreciate it since there are some pretty great marketing perks for the winner and I’d love it to be me 😉

VOTE FOR ME HERE

2. I have a group page now, and if you want to have an in for the latest and greatest behind the scenes stuff, you can join 🙂

I’ll be posting all kinds of really fun exclusives, like the SIGNED BOOK RAFFLE that just ended today (and no, it wasn’t an April Fool’s thing, that really happened, LOL). So if you wanna know about the next fun giveaway I do, join my Facebook group HERE.

3. Listen to an audiobook!

Slowly but surely, I am getting narrators to produce my books. And as of now, two of them (Books 1-2 of The Upperworld Series), are available for your listening pleasure! In the coming weeks, my debut novel Just Like a Pill will be available, as well as book 3 of the above-mentioned sci-fi trilogy, and my latest book, Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember which is in production now. Check those out on Audible HERE.

Thanks so much for your consistent interest in my work! You are the reason I keep writing stories, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to help us all get through self-quarantine the best we can. Keep staying safe at home, and we’ll get through this before you know it! Stay well ❤

Love,

Angelina Singer

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NEW Author Interview About Me and My Newest Book

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a digital author interview conducted by the very friendly Hannah Herrera for her author blog. It was super fun to reflect on some of my recent writing experiences with my newest novel, Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember, and I hope you enjoy hearing a little bit about my process.

You can find the full author interview HERE. And here’s a sneak peek of the interview – just a small taste of some of the great questions she asked me 🙂

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Stay tuned for updates on the sequel to this book, which I have already outlined and will hopefully start writing next week if not sooner! I also have an audiobook in the works for FWICR as well, and I am absolutely obsessed with my narrator so get excited about that as well. All good things coming soon 🙂 Thanks so much for being here and sharing in the excitement with me too!

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Let’s Get To Know Each Other a Bit More… in my NEW Facebook Group!

Since the entire world seems to be having a lot more free time than usual, I thought this would be a great time to finally start that group page I’ve been meaning to set up for my author stuff. So, here it is finally – JOIN MY GROUP HERE

In my new exclusive readers’ group, I’m hoping to connect more with my readers, be able to share cool secrets like behind-the-scenes stuff that you’ll only have access to there, as well as a direct line to me! I’d love to get to know you more and find out what you like / don’t like in your stories.

THERE’S ALSO A SIGNED BOOK RAFFLE going on right now…

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My newest book that you can win a SIGNED COPY of 😉

Yep, it’s true! And I’ll link you to the relevant post that you’d need to interact with in order to be entered in to win a signed copy of my newest time-travel romance, Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember. I’ll be drawing a name for the winner on April 1st (yes, I really will. It’s not a joke, promise!)

The post for the Book Raffle is on my author page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelinaSingerAuthor/

I’m so excited about all of this, so thanks again for being here and for your interest in my books! If you’d like to read any of them, you can find them on Amazon and I would truly appreciate any feedback via reviews if you’d feel up to it.

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Exciting Book Updates for My Newest Story: Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember

Hello to my wonderful readers! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy in the midst of this epidemic. And since we’re all staying home to minimize spreading the virus, there’s suddenly a lot more free time to fill, yes?

Never fear, some exciting things are coming for you to keep you happy, healthy, and entertained.

#1: My newest book all about time-travel and growing up is soon to be available on Audible!

Yes, you read that right – pretty soon, you’ll be able to hear Vera’s sassy remarks, the idiotic quips of the bullies, and the even more stupid responses of the teachers who were supposed to end those conflicts. I have found the incredible vocal stylings of Chelsea Kwoka to narrate it, and I couldn’t be happier about getting the chance to collaborate with her. Seriously, I’m fan-girling over my own audiobook producer, she’s just THAT good. Check out her IMDB page here to learn more about the other projects she’s worked on: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3558062/

It’s going to take probably a month or two to get everything all recorded and processed, but I wanted to let you know that it is for sure happening, and production is probably happening as you read this.

#2: You can read the latest editorial review of FWICR on this really cool blog…

Well, a cool blog besides my blog of course, haha 😉 This was a very thoughtful review written by a very passionate reader which I was totally touched by. Literally she really got what I was hoping to get across with this project, and hopefully you’ll get the chance to pick up your own copy soon (digital or ebook, whatever you might like) HERE.

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Thank you so much for your continued support! I truly hope you are staying calm, cool, and collected through everything that’s been going on lately. And if my stories can be a help to you throughout that, I would be so honored for such a privilege 🙂

Love,

Angelina Singer

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Listen to the Soundtrack of “Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember” on Spotify NOW!

Any music lovers out there want a little auditory link into my brain while I was drafting my latest novel all about old bullies and growing up? Well, now you have it! I’m going to break down some of the defining moments of the book (while avoiding major spoilers as much as I can). And you can access the full official SPOTIFY PLAYLIST HERE.

Here’s the official book blurb for you to check out if you haven’t seen it yet (and the Amazon link).

“Maybe getting older lets you finally see all sides of the dice – not just the ones that are facing up.”

Vera Bartlet is a soon-to-be college graduate with absolutely no idea how messy her life is about to become. It’s not just the job search looming on the horizon or her lack of a boyfriend that’s got her stomach in knots – rather, her dad has been missing for almost a decade, and no one knows what happened to him.

When Uncle Edgar mysteriously arrives back onto the scene, he comes armed with some interesting new ideas about what may have happened to Vera’s dad – and an even more revolutionary idea of how to find him. With nothing short of bending time and space, Edgar sends Vera back in time in the hopes that she might find the clues they need to get her dad home.

As she sifts through the mangled pieces of reality and her altered memories of middle school drama become jumbled in between truth and fantasy, Vera has to choose which elements of her past should stay in the past, and which she might like to incorporate into her future. Time travel is never simple, and there are always side effects – but in this case, it might just hold the key to finding her dad. Will Vera stay sane long enough to find her dad and make peace with the bullies who made her miserable?

#1: The Bench Scene

Song: “Can’t Save Myself” by As It Is 

Plot Moment: Vera meets a younger girl on a park bench with some very specific struggles, and she tasks herself with trying to fix these things before it’s too late.  

Relevant Lyrics: “I can’t help the way my mind is hardwired to hate myself / ’cause I swear this is how I desperately try to save myself” and “As I’ve aged the only thing I think has changed / is that the demons have moved from under my bed / to the inner depths of my head”

#2: Re-visiting Seventh Grade

Song: “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance

Plot Moment: When Vera meets the other classmates of her younger confidants, she realizes how twisted and corrupt middle schoolers really can be. This song is self-explanatory, given that context.

Relevant Lyrics: “Teenagers scare the living shit out of me / They could care less, as long as someone would bleed / so tuck in your clothes and strike a violent pose / maybe they’ll leave you alone but not me”

#3: Tearing up the Club

Songs: “Rebel Girl” by Angels and Airwaves / “Photograph” by Nickelback

Plot Moment: Vera and her college friends head to the club, but then things heat up a bit while she’s there…

Relevant Lyrics: “Do you wanna go back to where we started? / Back before we were broken hearted?” / “Every memory of walking out the front door / found the photo of the friend that I was looking for”

#4: Dark Secrets

Song: “Ether” by Simple Creatures / “Today I Saw the Whole World” by Pierce the Veil

Plot Moment: Vera and friends find out some dark secrets relating to why her dad has been missing for years. Engage – adventure mode.

Relevant Lyrics: “You can gasp for air or take the ether / hold your breath for both / you won’t get either” / “Listen, I’m the one who made you / I’ll be the one who brings you down / But this will be the last time”

#5: Hope

Song: “I’ll Try To” by Carverton 

Plot Moment: After the crazy events toward the end of the book, the characters are shell-shocked and emotional still. This is a quiet moment where Vera allows her true friends to support her.

Relevant Lyrics: “I feel you fading, like there’s nothing you can do / But just sit there waiting, and pray it’s over soon”

This was just a really vague musical summary of my book, and I hope you enjoyed it! There was so much more I could’ve called to your attention but I settled on these songs that I felt the most drawn to at the moment. Thank you so much for reading and listening thus far!

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Adventures in Narrating… is this thing on?

If you’re an author like me, you’re probably very familiar with ACX – if you’re not, it’s a really cool site where authors can find narrators to produce their audiobooks! But as awesome as it is to be able to find great vocal talent relatively simply, that doesn’t mean the process is easy. You want your book to sound the way it does in your head, and it’s very hard to match up a real person with your head-voice (at least, it kind of is for me).

With my new book Forgetting What I Couldn’t Rememberthis is especially true, because my main character is quite literally, me. Vera Bartlet experiences a lot of the same unpleasant things I have so far in my nearly twenty-three years of existence (my birthday is coming up later this month, and I’m emo about it already). She was bullied throughout elementary and middle school, as was I. Her dating life is, well, nonexistent (at least for the first half or so of the book) and I too, am still working on that aspect of my life as well. Point in case – the person who narrates your book has to match both what you feel and what you imagine your characters would sound like. There’s some technical stuff too that you might want to consider (such as if their recording setup produces quality sound, if their rhythms feel authentic enough, etc.) but what it all comes down to, is how YOU feel about it. Curious about my newest book? Take a peek at it HERE.

It can take a while to find that person. Look at it this way, you set up an audition script, you start asking people to audition, and oftentimes they politely decline for completely understandable reasons (like budgeting needs or time constraints). Regardless of the reason, it can be frustrating to think you aren’t going to even get that many auditions (and honestly, it’s probably better to only have a few anyway. Too much of a good thing, could be a bad thing, after all). But you keep at it, and then it happens – your face lights up as your hear their voice in synch with your book baby, and then you know they’re the person for the job. Kind of like what happened with the finale of my science fiction trilogy – The Upperworld Series. My voice actor for books 1-2 was unable to produce the third book, so I had to find another similar actor to take her place (and that took FOREVER, let me tell ya). But when it works out, it’s just such a relief.

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I recently ordered a bunch of paperbacks of my newest book, Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember. Aren’t they SO PRETTY?!?!

I actually just found someone to voice my latest book, and it’s a great feeling to know that I waited for the right vocal talent to represent my work. She said she’ll be available to start production later this month, which really excites me (and stay tuned for an official announcement once production gets underway). I guess the same virtue could be applied to dating too, but that’s a conversation I don’t totally feel like having at the moment. Besides, what advice could I truly offer? I’ve barely even entered the dating pool myself, ROFL.

Regardless, this collaboration is feeling so good already. Stay tuned for updates on that, and as my imminent twenty-third birthday looms closer, keep an eye out for some great reflective posts and thoughts from a goofy, pink-haired twenty-something who has no idea what she’s doing with her life, but is getting fairly good at winging it these days. And whenever life decides to start getting a move on and I stop feeling stagnant and stuck in this over-grown teenage nightmare, I’ll know that I was on the right track.

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