VIRTUAL: Ashland Public Library: Southeast Asian Heritage Author Panel with Piper J. Drake, Mia Manansala, Sarah Echavarre Smith, and Jesse Q. Sutanto

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About the Authors

Piper J. Drake: Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense, paranormal romance, science fiction, and fantasy. Foodie. Wanderer. Usually not lost. Piper aspires to give her readers stories with a taste of the hard challenges in life, a breath of laughter, a broad range of strengths and weaknesses, the sweet taste of kisses, and the heat of excitement across multiple genres.

Mia P. Manansala: Mia P. Manansala (MAH-nahn-sah-lah) (she/her) is a writer and book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture.

Sarah Smith: Sarah Smith is a copywriter-turned-author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She's been hooked ever since. When she's not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and adorable cat Salem. 

Jesse Q Sutanto: Jesse Q Sutanto is the author of Dial A for Aunties, The Obsession, and Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit. She has a master’s degree in creative writing from Oxford University, though she hasn't found a way of saying that without sounding obnoxious. The film rights to her women’s fiction, Dial A for Aunties, was bought by Netflix in a competitive bidding war. The novel came out in April 2021. Jesse lives in Indonesia with her husband, her two daughters, and her ridiculously large extended family, many of whom live just down the road.

Forever Strong (True Heroes #6) By Piper J. Drake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538759608
Published: Forever - January 28th, 2020

On the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, not all is paradise in this high-stakes, action-packed romantic suspense.
He'll risk his life for her . . . but will he risk his heart?

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Wings Once Cursed & Bound (Mythwoven) By Piper J. Drake Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492683865
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - April 11th, 2023

For fans of Sarah J. Maas's Crescent City comes a bold and captivating Thai contemporary fantasy by bestselling author Piper J. Drake.

My wings unbound, I am the Thai bird princess, the kinnaree, and no matter the cost, I will be free.

Blackmail and Bibingka (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #3) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593201718
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Berkley - October 4th, 2022

When her long-lost cousin comes back to town just in time for the holidays, Lila Macapagal knows that big trouble can’t be far behind in this new mystery by Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo.

The Boy with the Bookstore By Sarah Echavarre Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593545980
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Published: Berkley - September 6th, 2022

When a baker meets the bookshop owner of her dreams, and he turns into her nemesis, they’ll both have to read between the lines to avoid a career-ending recipe for disaster.

Four Aunties and a Wedding By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593333051
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Published: Berkley - March 29th, 2022

The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.

Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250794284
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 31st, 2022

After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother's death in Jesse Q Sutanto's magical, action-packed middle grade fantasy, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit.