Meet & Greet Happy Hour + Book Signing with Mia P. Manansala! *IN-PERSON!*
Join Loyalty Bookstores on Friday, April 22 at 7 PM ET for a live and in-person meet & greet happy hour with author Mia P. Manansala! Mia will also be signing copies of her books, Arsenic and Adobo and Homicide and Halo-Halo.
This is a ticketed event taking place in our Silver Spring location after hours—please RSVP below. Drinks and light snacks will be provided, including wine and beer from Locavino and Filipino desserts from Gwenie's Pastries. Proof of vaccination will be required, as well as a temperature check at the door. You can email Loyalty's events team at email@example.com with any questions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mia P. Manansala (she/her) is a writer and certified 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. Her debut novel, ARSENIC AND ADOBO, has won multiple awards, and the sequel, HOMICIDE AND HALO-HALO, is out now.
A lover of all things geeky, Mia spends her days procrasti-baking, playing JRPGs and dating sims, reading cozy mysteries and diverse romance, and cuddling her dogs Gumiho and Max Power.
Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @MPMtheWriter
Or check out her website: www.miapmanansala.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
Death at a beauty pageant turns Tita Rosie's Kitchen upside down in the latest entry of this witty and humorous cozy mystery series by Mia P. Manansala.
Things are heating up for Lila Macapagal. Not in her love life, which she insists on keeping nonexistent despite the attention of two very eligible bachelors. Or her professional life, since she can't bring herself to open her new café after the unpleasantness that occurred a few months ago at her aunt's Filipino restaurant, Tita Rosie's Kitchen. No, things are heating up quite literally, since summer, her least favorite season, has just started.
To add to her feelings of sticky unease, Lila's little town of Shady Palms has resurrected the Miss Teen Shady Palms Beauty Pageant, which she won many years ago—a fact that serves as a wedge between Lila and her cousin slash rival, Bernadette. But when the head judge of the pageant is murdered and Bernadette becomes the main suspect, the two must put aside their differences and solve the case—because it looks like one of them might be next.
Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event.