Bad Hombres and Malas Mujeres Speak Up
Each of the four immigrant authors who spoke on this panel I moderated last night offered moving accounts of their immigrant journeys. Hope’s family escaped Idi Amin’s genocide and landed in Minnesota; Marco straddles the Mexican American border as he pursues a doctoral degree; Zoe moved from Iran through England to America to marry her…
I’m on the new Brown & Lit Podcast!
#Filipino food, #OwnVoices, #immigrant creation myths & the work of Celeste Ng and Jhumpa Lahiri are some of the fab topics covered in Princess Jones’s wonderful new podcast about #POC writers. Delighted to be featured in Episode 2 of Brown & Lit: http://brownandlit.com/marivi-soliven/
Queen Latifah and Social Justice
Second stop on my Speculative Fiction Book Tour (in which I tour my unpublished, un-represented novel until folks begin to speculate when the heck my fiction will finally be published) is San Diego Beyond the Pale, an all Writers of Color story event I organized in collaboration with Marc Chery at the San Diego Public…
Speculative Fiction Book Tour – Third Stop
My SpecFiction book tour for The Rizal Dance Hall murder began, has been blessed with something new and exciting at each stop. First day at the Fil- Am Book Festival in San Francisco, it was a TV interview by Balitang America’s Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Troy Espera. Second Stop was at the all Writers of…
No Book Deal? No Problem
No literary agent? No book deal? No problem! My Speculative Fiction book tour for The Rizal Dance Hall Murder kicked off last Saturday with full Media coverage.
…is when I do a book tour for my unpublished novel until everyone is speculating when my new fiction will be published. My book tour begins in October. First stop: Fil-Am Book Festival in San Francisco. I’m giving a presentation on the archival research that went into The Rizal Dance Hall Murder at the Learning…
Free Storytelling Event at the San Diego Central Library
It’s free, but please register at the link below so we know how much food to preparee -we want everyone to have their fill of rice cakes! http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/san-diego-beyond-pale
San Diego Beyond the Pale
After nearly two decades of attending literary events in San Diego at which I was the only or one of the very few people of color in the room, I finally decided to do something about it. (Certainly took me long enough.) San Diego Beyond the Pale offers six writers of color the chance to…
Pirates and Thieves
Even as I struggle to find a lit agent to rep my second novel, a google alert notifies me that a book I published 14 years ago, and whose digital edition was recently released, is now being offered FREE by some Trump-adelic morally-challenged pirate website. http://enterbooks.net/…/olip-gdr13169641-books-s1s11399262s… I am so fucking fed up with this bullshit.…
The Mango Bride Sequel is… Advocacy for Domestic Violence Survivors
4 years after The Mango Bride was released, I continue to talk about advocating for survivors of domestic violence. So far, we’ve saved 9 immigrant survivors of domestic violence and raised additional money for community organizations that offer support services for these women and their families in the Bay Area and Anchorage.