Before Ever After: A Novel Pre-Order

Thank you, Singapore! Next up, West Coast!

Hey, campers! Just got back from an incredible visit to Singapore. I’ve got lots to share with you, but first I’d like to invite you  to some fun upcoming events in the West Coast:


October 1 – Saturday

2:30 PM        

“How to Get Published” Talk & Panel, Latin Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Fulton Street Civic Center

4:00 PM

BOOK SIGNING, Philippine Expression Book Shop booth, Fulton Street Civic Center

October 2 – Sunday

12:00- 1:30

“Hot Off the Press” BOOK READING, Koret Auditorium, Fulton Street Civic Center

SAN DIEGO – Barnes & Noble (Mira Mesa)

October 6 – Thursday

5:00 PM

BOOK READING &  SIGNING, Barnes & Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway (Mira Mesa)

LA - Carson Public Library

October 8 – Saturday

2:00 PM

BOOK READING &  SIGNING, LA County Regional Library, Carson Public Library, 151 E Carson St., Carson.


All of these events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so I hope you can stop by and say hello. See you there! 

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Okay, now where was I? Ah, yes. Singapore! Usually, it only takes two things to make me a very happy camper in Singapore:


Chili Crab


Chicken Rice

On this trip, I was lucky enough to add a third. Thanks to Prologue Book Store and the help of the Philippine Consulate, I now have another wonderful experience to remember Singapore by. Best of all, it was calorie-free. But don’t take my word for it, come and see for yourself! :)

Thank you to Ms. Pimpin of Prologue for hosting the book signing! :)

While all book events are fun, the best part is always the journey back home. The butterflies in my stomach are gone and all that’s left are the memories of the smiles of the people I’ve met and the laughter still singing in my ears. Come. Walk with me and let’s remember all of this together.

Thank you, Singapore and thank YOU for sharing this adventure with me -

but don’t unpack your bags just yet. Next stop is the West Coast! :)










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36 Responses to “Thank you, Singapore! Next up, West Coast!”

  1. Diane says:

    The food pictures made me hungry ;-) You are indeed conquering the world. Wishing you more success and happiness.

  2. DEZMOND says:

    ah, darn Singapore, it got to enjoy the company and the visit of such a lovely lady :P
    San Francisco! I swear, Sam, you’ll cover the whole planet the way you started :)

    Hope everyone at home is fine, I hear you have terrible storms in Manila :(

  3. Scientific Housewife says:

    How fun! I’ll be waiting for your next trip to the East Coast :)

  4. L.G.Smith says:

    Those pictures of Singapore are beautiful.

    I saw your book in Barnes & Noble the other day and smiled. Really happy for all your success. :) Watch out west coast!

  5. It was great meeting you in SG.. see you around twitterverse :) I’m sure the WeSt Coast will be a fun time! XOXO

  6. Oh goodness, the Chicken Rice had my mouth watering. Must recreate at home.

    I love Singapore. The pictures of your walk home were lovely. I especially liked the one of you walking with your daughter.

    Good luck on the West Coast!

  7. How fun and what a great turn out! Congrats. The good news just keeps rolling in.

    I finished your novel by the way. What an entertaining read!

  8. Sophia Chang says:

    WHAT?! Carson?!?

    First – why does it have to be on a Saturday when I have to work and rehearse?

    Second – why CARSON?!? BLAAAAAAAAAAAH How long will you be in L.A.? We need to make Vromans in Pasadena host you so I can finally meet you in person and have you sign my beautiful ARC edition.

  9. ed pilolla says:

    congratulations on all your success. the food looks amazingly good.

  10. I love all your photos! You’re such a superstar. :)

    Wish you were coming to Seattle!

  11. Wow, looks like you enjoyed more busy, crazy success! Well done. And that chili crab looks mighty fine.

  12. Katie says:

    That chili crab looks amazing, and the pictures of Singapore are gorgeous!

  13. Andrew says:

    Hrmph! Of course, you’d be in SF while I’m in the middle of moving and get there.

  14. Dafeenah says:

    The pics are amazing!! So glad you’re enjoying your book signings. Wish you all the best!!

  15. sojournersol says:

    Kudos on your SG gig. :) And while you’re on your way to West Coast, I was in the Bay Area a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, I’ll tell my friend to be at your event.

  16. Kara says:

    It sounds as if they are keeping you busy with your book signings! If you’re ever in my neck of the woods, I would jump on the chance to meet you in person.

  17. Look at you! Fantastic. I bought your book last week and it’s on my TBR stack. I’ll let you know when I finish! :0)

  18. Congratulations!
    Best wishes!
    Have you or your publishing house sent complimentary copies of your book to for review?
    If not, I suggest you do.
    By the way, I love your book.

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