Writing

The Quiet is Loud one of Loan Stars’ top May library picks

I’m excited that The Quiet is Loud is one of Loan Stars’ top 10 Adult picks for May! Loan Stars is “the readers’ advisory tool that allows library staff across Canada to collaboratively select their favourite forthcoming titles.” TQIL appearing on the list means that it’s one of the titles that has had the most …

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How to Pre-order The Quiet is Loud

My debut novel The Quiet is Loud is forthcoming from Invisible Publishing May 4, 2021. Here’s where you can pre-order it online: Invisible Publishing Your local indie bookstore – here are just a few (an asterisk indicates a city that actually appears in the novel!): Bookmark, Charlottetown Bookmark, Halifax King’s Co-op Bookstore, Halifax Argo Bookshop, …

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TQIL on Shrapnel’s Most Anticipated Titles for Spring 2021

So cool to see The Quiet is Loud on this list of most anticipated titles for Spring 2021 from Shrapnel Magazine, along with so many other books I want to read! An excerpt: The Quiet is Loud looks to be a special treat featuring the occult, selfhood, and a meditation on storytelling itself. Thank you, …

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TQIL in Hamilton Review of Books’ Editors’ Picks, Spring 2021

As someone who lived in Hamilton for a couple of years and fell in love with the place very quickly, seeing The Quiet is Loud on Hamilton Review of Books’ “What We’re Reading: Editors’ Picks, Spring 2021” list feels extra sweet to me! Thank you Hamilton Review of Books for including my book, and to …

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TQIL in 49th Shelf’s “Most Anticipated” 2021 spring fiction list

I’m over the moon about The Quiet is Loud appearing in the 49th Shelf’s “Most Anticipated” 2021 spring fiction list! There are so many great titles on this list and I’m excited for my book to be included as one of them (look for it in the paragraph showing the cover for Charity). Interwoven with …

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Filipino stories

Filipino culture in my writing – a pledge

After reading a couple of speculative fiction novels that incorporate non-European mythology (Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson and Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James), and really wonderful conversations with my editor, I’ve renewed my commitment to incorporating Filipino folk tales and mythology in The Quiet is Loud. My dad used to …

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