October is many things: pumpkin spice, Inktober, Halloween…
It’s also Filipino-American History Month. According to the Filipino-American National Historical Society (FANHS):
“…the celebration of Filipino American History Month in October commemorates the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States, which occurred on October 18, 1587, when “Luzones Indios” came ashore from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza and landed at what is now Morro Bay, California. In 2009, U.S. Congress recognized October as Filipino American History Month in the United States.”– About Filipino American National History Month, FANHS
I wanted to share a few classic novels and autobiographies, among them a semi-autobiography by essayist, poet, and writer Carlos Bulosan, but I will do that on another day. Today, I’d like to focus on romance books written by Filipino-Americans like myself.
On Facebook and Twitter, fellow Filipino author Maida Malby tagged me in a post that does just that and I’d like to share her post here. She included my book Her Lucky Charm (featuring an old cover) on the list as well.
October is Filipino-American History Month. 🇵🇭🇺🇸 One of the ways I celebrate is by reading and promoting books by Fil-Am authors. 📚 Here are some of them: (as pictured)
My books, of course: Boracay Vows, New York Engagement, Singapore Fling, and 19th Hole Fiesta. Find them here: https://maidamalby.com/
Thirsty and Trashed by Mia Hopkins’s Books https://www.miahopkinsauthor.com/
East in Paradise, The Key to Happily Ever After, and Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo – Author. http://www.tifmarcelo.com/
Faker, Simmer Down, and If You Never Come Back by Author Sarah Smith. https://www.sarahsmithbooks.com/
Fobolous by Rainne Mendoza. https://www.fobolous.com/
Disarm by June Gray. https://www.authorjunegray.com/
Healing Hannah’s Heart by Preslaysa Williams, Author. http://www.preslaysa.com/
Her Lucky Charm by Liz Durano Books. https://lizdurano.com/
I’d Give Anything by Marisa de los Santos, Writer. https://www.harpercollins.com/…/books-by-marisa-de-los-sant…
And, The Rosales House by new US resident Mignon Bravo-Dutt https://penguin.sg/book/the-rosales-house/
Hope y’all check them out. 📚
Know other Filipino American romance authors that are not on the list?
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Have a wonderful October!