My guest posting at Camillea Reads. Thanks for inviting me and for championing the Filipino readers and writers.

Camillea Reads

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

~ Toni Morrison

This quote inspired me to write multicultural romance novels with Filipino heroes and heroines. Before I wrote my first novel Boracay Vows in 2016, I read around 400 books a year, ninety percent of which are romance. I can count on one hand the number of interracial romance books which have a Filipina as the main character paired with an American hero. Rainne Mendoza’s first book Fabolous, with a Filipina heroine and a Japanese-American hero, and Tif Marcelo’s multicultural romance series Journey to the Heart encouraged me to contribute my own work to the growth of this small section of the fiction sub-genre.

They always say to write what you know and since I am a Filipina married to an American, my first series Carpe Diem…

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About Maida Malby, Reader, Reviewer, Blogger, Book Hoarder, Traveler, Cook, Foodie, Air Force Veteran Spouse, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Polyglot, Photographer of flowers and weeds, Lifelong Learner.

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