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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mia P. Manansala  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Manansala is from Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mia P. Manansala is a writer and book coach 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.

She is the winner of the 2018 Hugh Holton Award, the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, the 2017 William F. Deeck - Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/Helen McCloy Scholarship. She's also a 2017 Pitch Wars alum and 2018-2019 mentor.

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