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The Quiet is Loud to be published in German!

🇩🇪 Exciting news: The Quiet is Loud will be published in German with Piper Verlag! I have family in Germany (and support Germany in international football tournaments 😉) so naturally I am over the moon about this. I look forward to reaching new readers in a country that’s very special to me – and anywhere …

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Interview at the Quarantine Review Podcast

I was recently interviewed by my friend Teri Vlassopoulos for the Quarantine Review podcast! Not only was I thrilled to be involved with the Quarantine Review again, but I got to virtually chat with Teri while sitting in my surprisingly soundproof closet, balancing my laptop and my microphone, being so much in awe of Teri’s …

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Reading from WIP at Draft Reading Series

Looking forward to sharing a reading from my novel in progress at the Draft Reading Series this month, along with many other talented writers! The event takes place virtually on Sunday, February 27 2022, at 3.00 pm Eastern. Find out more and register here!

The Quiet is Loud and unexpected friendships

When writing The Quiet is Loud, it was important to me that Freya develops a close friendship with someone she could theoretically have romantic feelings for, but doesn’t.⁠⁠ I’ve had many friendships like this, where there was never any hint of something romantic developing. We spent lots of time together, we got to know each …

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4 unusual inspirations in The Quiet is Loud

There are many themes and inspirations in The Quiet is Loud that I feel are quite overt – just a few off the top of my head: identity, belonging, self-reflection, mythology, tarot cards, Filipino food, and unexpected friendships. But I thought it might be fun to share four inspirations that are a little more unusual. …

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