Did I create this character, or did bookstagram create this character?

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Javi came to life before I got into bookstagram (as little as I consider myself "into bookstagram," that is), and his love of books was extrapolated from my own. But during final edits of The Quiet is Loud, I started to worry that maybe I had been an unwilling host…

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TQIL giveaway and book recommendations at 49th Shelf

I'm excited to share some of my favourite Canadian speculative fiction novels at 49th Shelf - and they're doing a giveaway of The Quiet is Loud too! Here's an excerpt: As a writer, I’m relatively new to speculative fiction. But as a reader and a lightly superstitious human, I can’t…

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June 22: Discussion with Bryan Ibeas for Filipino Heritage Month

Filipino Heritage Month - Discussion with Invisible Publishing Fiction Editor Bryan Ibeas Tuesday, June 22 2021, 9 pm My fantastic editor Bryan and I will talk about our working relationship as Filipino-Canadians and how it influenced the writing of The Quiet is Loud, and how underrepresented stories can be supported.…

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June 2021 Writer-in-Residence at Open Book

My first post as Open Book's June writer-in-residence is up now! As someone who's been blogging before blogging was blogging (huh?), I'm already having so much fun - I've been looking forward to this for months. I'm grateful for this incredible opportunity to talk about the writing process, books, and…

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Review and Interview at Marías at Sampaguitas

I'm so honoured to have a review of The Quiet is Loud and an interview at Marías at Sampaguitas literary magazine, both by Maria Bolaños - who also on Instagram at @mariabeewrites. I've been following Maria for a while and was immediately drawn to her nuanced, insightful, and beautifully-written reviews, so…

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Missed The Quiet is Loud’s book launch? Check out the replay!

The Quiet is Loud's book launch was truly life-affirming. It was a lot of fun to talk to my good friend Teri Vlassopoulos about novel research, tarot cards, Filipino identity, and food! If you missed the launch but want to catch up on what we discussed, you definitely can! You…

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