Alex Bracken announces ‘In The Afterlight’ signing Events!

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Alexandra Bracken just released the dates for In The Afterlight signing events. In the Afterlight hits stores on October 28th.

September 27, 2014
Boston Teen Author Book Festival
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Boston, MA 02138
Panel: Characters Who Forge Their Destiny (2:00 PM)
Book Signing: 3:00 PM

October 9-10, 2014
New York Comic Con 2014
Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street at 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
10/9: In Booth Signing with Disney: 4:00-4:30 PM
10/10: Damsels in Distress Need Not Apply: 3: 15 PM (Room 1A01)

October 28, 2014
Launch Party at Books of Wonder
My editor, Emily Meehan, will be joining me as we discuss the series! (You can ask her how bad my first drafts are, ;)) We’ll probably chat for about a half hour and then I’ll sign books. I think I’m going to bring a cake/baked goods, so get excited!
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY
6:00 PM

October 30, 2014
Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W. Camelback Road (<– Note the event is in the Phoenix store, not Tempe!)
Phoenix, AZ 85013
7:00 PM

November 3, 2014
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
7:00 PM

November 7, 2014
YALLFest
Charleston, SC
Panel and Signing Details to come!

Will you be going to see Alexandra at one of the events?

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Alexandra Bracken breaks down ‘In the Afterlight’ title!

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Alexandra Bracken explains the title for TD3, In the Afterlight on her Tumblr.

Okay, SO. As you probably could tell by the rejected titles, there were so many different ways to end the title sentence it made my head spin! Some were darker than others, some more hopeful, some not exactly grammatically correct… so why this one?

The word “afterlight” has two definitions according to Dictionary.com:
1) The light visible in the sky after sunset; afterglow
2) a view of past events; retrospect
You may have caught that I was struggling to incorporate the idea/theme of “memory” into this title since it plays such a big role in the series. For some reason, using the word itself didn’t work for me. (A lot of them sounded too Self-Help-y, to be totally honest.) So if we go with definition #2, the title is saying, essentially, that even in the future, the memory of the darkest minds still won’t have faded—their good acts? The terrible tragedies inflicted on them? The terrible tragedies they inflicted on others? The struggle people faced in surviving a truly hard time? It’s up to you to decide who “the darkest minds” in the series really are.

I think the more important definition might be the first one, though. The gang, to me and to each other, have always represented this last light still clinging to the world even as night is steadily coming on. More importantly, and without going into detail, it ALSO ties into how Ruby describes the way she views the future.

Earlier Alex played charades and talked more of the In the Afterlight with @xtinemay.

What do you guys think? Feeling the title? I know I am. Share your thoughts in the comments.