About Carpe Diem Chronicles

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Carpe Diem Chronicles by Maida Malby is about LOVE. My love of books, food, travel, and romance.

Carpe Diem Chronicles is also a series of contemporary romance novels, novellas, and short stories that I am writing involving multicultural couples set in exotic locations all over the world. The books are set in Boracay, Philippines; New York City, USA; San Antonio, Texas, Singapore City, Singapore; Koh, Samui, Thailand; and Palawan, Philippines.

The central theme of all the books is Carpe Diem, the Latin aphorism which means Seize the day. All of the couples will be motivated by the idea of living life to the fullest in the present not only because tomorrow is uncertain, but also because today is the best opportunity they have to make the future better.


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I’m a writer, reader, reviewer, and blogger; a foodie and home cook. I love to travel and learn languages. The Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the USA are countries I called my home at some point in my life. I speak English, Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, and French in various degrees of fluency. My husband is a Veteran of the US Air Force and our son will be a future Major Champion golfer. I am also a daughter, a sister, and a friend. In my nearly five decades of life, I have been a researcher, media planner, negotiator, advisor, director, vice-president, and diplomat. Through all those titles, I have always been, at the same time, a student – a lifelong learner.

Carpe Diem is my personal motto. I hope you enjoy seizing the day with me.