04/10/2019 - 7:30pm


WORD is thrilled to welcome Ashley Poston to Jersey City for the launch of her new book The Princess and the Fangirl. Ashley will be joined by Maddie Caldwell, leader of WORD's romance book club, for a conversation about YA, YA romance, and naturally, fangirls. 


The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston. Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year's ExcelsiCon isn't her last, she'll consider her career derailed. 

When a case of mistaken identity throws lookalikes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That's easier said than done when the girls step into each other's shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these "princesses" race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.


Ashley Poston loves dread pirates, moving castles, and starry night skies. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, where she really just played a lot of video games and wrote fanfic. Lucky for her, she’s now the author of quite a few books. When not writing, she can usually be found playing Dungeons and Dragons and…still writing fanfic. She lives in South Carolina with her bossy cat, and they are firm believers that we’re all a bunch of weirdos looking at other weirdos, asking for their usernames.


Maddie Caldwell has been reading romance novels since she first stole one off her grandmother's bookshelf 15 years ago. To fill the time in between trips to Regency London and the Demon Realms, she works as an editor at Grand Central Publishing and anthropomorphizes her dog, Kevin.

The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon A Con #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683690962
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Published: Quirk Books - April 2nd, 2019

The Prince and the Pauper gets a Geekerella-style makeover in this witty and heartfelt novel for those who believe in the magic of fandom.

Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale (Once Upon A Con #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683690436
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quirk Books - May 15th, 2018

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance—now in paperback, with a special Starfield bonus scene!