“You Don’t Suck You’re Just Stuck” – Rhode Island ComicCon Recap and Author Panel

It’s the Tuesday after a crazy ComicCon weekend, and let me tell you – I am absolutely exhausted. It’s an incredibly fun weekend, but between setting up my table every day, chatting with lots of cool people, and even speaking on a panel about writer’s block, my brain is absolutely fried. I found myself trying to get people’s attention all weekend by asking if they enjoy stories similar to Hunger Games or Divergent, since my stories definitely have strong thematic similarities to those dystopian styles. But it was all very exciting and rewarding, and speaking on a panel alongside my fellow authors was probably one of the highlights of the weekend. The panel was tongue-in-cheek titled “You don’t suck, you’re just stuck” by the amazing Tabitha Lord, but the ComicCon made her change it I guess lol. You can watch the recording of the writer’s panel HERE.

However, that’s not to say that it isn’t worth the exhaustion, because I promise you – it is. I got to spend three full days meeting cool people in fantastic costumes, chat with my fellow authors in the Association of Rhode Island Authors, and even see some of my friends stop by to support me. It’s just an incredibly cool melding of the minds and creative ideas, which you can’t find anywhere else. And the energy in that building is tangibly electric – overall just a place filled with magic and imagination.

Now I’m home organizing my inventory, and I’ve just randomly chosen a raffle winner to win the entire Upperworld Series. Stay tuned for updates on that! And if you haven’t yet signed up to my mailing list, you can do that HERE. I’m also on Facebook and Instagram @angelinasingerauthor – feel free to follow me there as well if you’d like!

I am always so grateful for all the support from readers at ComicCon, and I look forward to it every year! And thank you, for following my blog and my readerly adventures. There is much more on the way that I can’t wait to share with you!

NEW BOOK UPDATE: My current work-in-progress is now being evaluated by an independent publisher, and I’ll probably hear back within the next couple weeks if they decide to collaborate with me or not. I’ll keep you posted on that – once it’s ironed out either way, I’m sure I’ll be looking for beta readers. if that would interest you, just let me know 🙂

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Rhode Island ComicCon begins TOMORROW and I’m #tooblessedtobestressed

Books. Reading. Costumes. Meet and greets. More books. Book signings. Panels. Coffee? I don’t drink coffee though. Maybe I should start. Tablecloths. Signage. More books? Book cards.

Packing for a three-day event is never a straightforward process.

I’ll be honest with you, it’s actually pretty exhausting most of the time! In this case, I will be returning home every night, so I could potentially grab more books if I need them. But it’s easiest to plan ahead and leave most of the stuff there so I’m not hauling it back and forth for three days. Point of this rant? ComicCon is the most exhausting fun I’ve ever had.

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Chilling at Starbucks while typing away on my story a couple weeks ago

This particular year, I’ve been under a significant amount of stress

since I’m a recent college grad still looking for writing jobs, as well as juggling another side business (my crocheted art page on Instagram @asinger320). Plus with my book deal hopefully in the works, and my various other endeavors, my brain is tapped out. Seriously. I just napped like all afternoon even though I slept in later. I even had to cancel plans with a friend that I really wanted to keep in favor of healing my burnt-out psyche, which further stressed me out.

But you know what?

I don’t give a flying fig. ComicCon is the biggest author event I participate in all year. It’s pretty much the big leagues for a little indie author like me because the crowds are massive and the imaginative minds and creative costumes are many. This is a magical three days full of fascinating people and fun conversations, and there is nothing I love more than meeting my readers at events like this. I’ll be posting all my photos from the days, so please check out my author Instagram @angelinasingerauthor and give it a follow if you feel like it.

I’m also doing an EXCLUSIVE RAFFLE at ComicCon this year (just like last year).

IMG_6129If you sign up for my mailing list at my table, I’ll enter you into a prize drawing to win a COMPLETE SET OF THE UPPERWORLD SERIES, signed especially for you! Yep, pretty cool right? You can check that out on Amazon ahead of time if you’d like to see what you’d be getting: The Upperworld Series

 

I’ve also been invited to speak on an AUTHOR PANEL Sunday November 3rd at 3pm

talking all about how to cope with Writer’s Block. This is a first for me, as I’ve never been a part of a panel this prestigious at ComicCon. It’s pretty wild, honestly, and I’m still in shock I get to do this. If you’re around on Sunday, come check it out! These sorts of panels are usually pretty casual, and there should be opportunities for audience engagement as well! I’m just honored to be invited to take part in this, and can’t wait to share my insights with the crowd.

So overall, pretty exciting stuff right? I’ll be at Rhode Island ComicCon all this weekend, November 1-3, and I really hope to see you there.

Thank you for all your continued support!

Love,

Angelina Singer Author

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Random Bookish Thoughts and Some Announcements

BOOKISH THOUGHTS:

I have been in the most awkward headspace lately. I’m finishing up the first draft of easily my most personal book yet, and the ending is proving to be kind of paralyzing even to write because I legit built it up for over 90,000 words. Now if the ending sucks, that’d be quite the letdown for sure.

This book is handling some tough stuff like bullying, and the psychological results of it. Nothing graphic, but I’m ripping open some old wounds, and it’s been painful – but important at the same time. My hope is that after publishing this story, maybe I’ll stop feeling like a victim and starting living my life in the present, you know? I’ve been blessed with some amazing friends, one of which is pictured here 🙂

Over time, I’ve been blessed with some amazing true friends, but it was certainly not easy getting there. Patience was key I guess, and I think after what I’ve already been through, I appreciate my real friends even more ❤

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Me and one of my closest high school friends at an Avril Lavigne concert recently ❤

So naturally, the ending of my newest book has to be epic. Like, super-duper epic and nothing short of amazing. Tall order? You betcha.

I’m also talking to an independent publisher, Black Rose Writing, and hoping to score a book deal with them for this project. It would be insanely awesome to get to publish in a more hybrid way, as up until now, I’ve published stories myself via Kindle Direct Publishing. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but I think it’s normal to want to grow and evolve, especially in the professional realm.

That being said, my YA time-travel romance will be available hopefully sometime in early-mid 2020. I honestly have no idea when exactly but that’s when I’m hoping for it to be out. I’m going to release the title probably after the first draft is finished (just on the off-chance I change my mind – but that’s probably unlikely at this point).

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

I’ll be at Rhode Island ComicCon from November 1-3 in Providence, RI. Come on by to meet me and check out some YA scifi books 🙂 Or, check them out on Amazon HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Angelina-Singer/e/B0743ZF23N?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1571161520&sr=8-1

I’ll also be at the Wellesley Marketplace show on November 23rd in Wellesley, MA. I would love to see you there as well!

New book soon, title coming even sooner. Thank you for all your continued support ❤

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RIC Homecoming tomorrow, my latest WIP update, and my Avril Lavigne concert review

Hello friends! I’m super excited to say that I’ll have a table with my books available for you to look at during Rhode Island College’s Homecoming event TOMORROW, Saturday October 5th from 10:30-2:30. I’ll be signing copies of my books and would greatly appreciate the chance to meet some of my readers. Come on by and check out all the other stellar creatives that will be there too! You can preview the books I’ll have with me by checking them out on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Angelina-Singer/e/B0743ZF23N/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

On a separate note, my current work in progress is getting down the the wire – I’m basically just writing the ending now. It’s at about 85k words, and I anticipate it to get to about 100k. This story is extremely personal to me, and I can’t wait to share it with the world! Once I finish drafting it, I’ll reveal the title. It’s going to be so fun sharing bits and pieces of my newest release with you guys, so stay tuned for that! I can tell you that it will be a YA time travel thriller.

And lastly, I got to see Avril Lavigne play live last night at her Boston show. Yep, I’m still in disbelief too, tbh. It was an incredible show, and I was lucky enough to nab press passes since I’m a concert correspondent for the Boston Sports Desk. Her music has always been a big part of my creative process, so seeing her live really rejuvenated my mind and now I feel so ready to get back to writing my latest book. I relate probably the most heavily to “My Happy Ending” and “Girlfriend” of her older songs, and maybe “Head Above Water” off her newest album of the same name. You can read my article here, and feel free to share it if you enjoy it (or not, I don’t judge): http://www.bostonsportsdesk.com/avril-lavigne-brings-nostalgic-bliss-to-boston-with-the-head-above-water-tour/IMG_6257

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NEW book updates, my next meet-and-greet, and some band articles to read.

Hello readers! I’ve got lots to share with you today so let’s get to it…

MY NEXT BOOK is almost done being drafted.

It’s true! I’m about 80k words into my next book, and since my goal is roughly 100k (could be slightly more or less, I’m not sure yet), I’m getting very close to submitting it to Black Rose Writing to be considered for a book deal. As I get closer to that, I’ll reveal the title, which I absolutely love even if no one has really heard it yet 😉

WANT TO MEET ME? Come to Rhode Island College THIS SATURDAY, October 5th from 10:30-2:30. 

I’ll have a table set up with all my books at their RIC Homecoming event, and I would love to sign them for you. Want to see what titles I’ll have available ahead of time? Take a look at my Amazon page HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Angelina-Singer/e/B0743ZF23N?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1569957156&sr=8-3 I’m so excited to get to chat with some of my readers!

Band articles? Band articles.

IMG_6185Yes, so in addition to being an author, I also review concerts and interview bands for Boston Sports Desk. Last weekend, I got to see my friends in the local RI-based pop punk band Never Coming Home. You can read those articles here as well!

Concert Recap: http://www.bostonsportsdesk.com/local-rhode-island-band-never-coming-home-is-going-places/

Band Interview: http://www.bostonsportsdesk.com/interview-with-pop-punk-band-never-coming-home/

Thank you for sticking around to read through all these updates! You guys are the real MVP’s and I am so grateful for all of my followers. Oh, and I just remembered  – don’t forget to grab an AUDIOBOOK of book 1-2 of The Upperworld Series! The Sorting Room, as well as The Fall of Zephyr are both available in audio at the above Amazon link. If you get the chance to listen, PLEASE do consider leaving a review as it really does help authors like myself get more exposure ❤

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The Fall of Zephyr is now available in audio!

Yep, it’s true! That headline pretty much says it all. I am so happy to announce that book 2 of The Upperworld Series – The Fall of Zephyr, is now available on audio for your listening pleasure. Please do feel free to leave a review, and if you’d like a freebie promo code, just let me know because I have a whole bunch that I would love to share with my readers!

My voice actress Valerie Cirillo truly knocked it out of the park, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of her characters. She’s incredibly talented and I have so enjoyed working with her, both for this book and the first one – The Sorting Room. In November, we’ll start production on the third book in this series as well, The Rise of Onyx. Are you excited yet? I sure am!

In the meantime, why note check out the synopsis that is listed on Amazon? Here it is:

41oXBwACuvL._SX342_.jpg“After all we’ve been through, haven’t you learned? You’ve just got to do it afraid.”

As the Upperworld begins to fall apart, Onyx leaves his post as a guide and joins Luna on Earth. She needs protection from a mysterious assassin bent on bringing her ultimate demise. Together, Onyx and Luna learn to navigate the human world while dodging the sinister stalker who is bent on tracking her every move.

Above them in the Upperworld that Onyx left behind, the Most High Being is rapidly dying – and nothing can save him. If his death goes unchecked, the entire Upperworld, and all of humanity, will be at risk of extinction. As a last-ditch effort, Jade and Evander begin to organize the Disturbers – Upperworld dwellers who have the same goal in mind: taking Zephyr down before they are all banished to the Underworld with him. Will they succeed, or be dragged down to their doom?

You can nab your audible copy (or paperback and kindle) of book 2 on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y5QBK9Q/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Thank you for all your continued support, and stay tuned for my upcoming fall book events and appearances! I would love to meet you 🙂

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Audio books and my fifth book are happening!!!

Hello friends! I guess the headline pretty much sums up everything pretty neatly already without much of an explanation, I’d say. But it’s true – book 2 of The Upperworld Series, The Fall of Zephyr, is going to be available on audible and iTunes any day now, and book 1, The Sorting Room, is available in audio form now! Book 3, The Rise of Onyx, will hopefully be produced in audio form sometime in November (apparently my voice actress is in high demand, which makes sense because she’s FANTASTIC). Lots of exciting things happening, be sure to check out those dystopian sci-fi books HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Angelina-Singer/e/B0743ZF23N/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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Also, I’ve hit about 50k words on my next book which will be a young-adult standalone time travel romance. Get excited, friends – this one is already more gritty and honest than anything I’ve ever done before. And that’s saying a lot because my debut novel, Just Like a Pill, was literally inspired by someone I know. Yep, I have no literally no shame in saying that – especially since I’m well on my way to moving on from that particular feeling.

I’ll keep you updated on all that, and please do feel free to reach out to me anytime on social media! You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook @angelinasingerauthor where I post all kinds of cool updates and bookish exclusives. See you there!

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