Maida Malby

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Maida Malby cooks up multicultural, foodie, international contemporary romance stories filled with sizzling heat, mouthwatering spice, and a whole lotta love.

She is a member of several writing groups and romance book clubs. Her To-Be-Read Mountain and book reviews are featured on her website www.maidamalby.com. Readers can also find her on Lone Star Literary Life via her regular Texas Reads Roundup Romance column. 

When not writing, reading, or reviewing books, Maida consults her husband on word selection, debates with her twelve-year-old son regarding the Oxford comma, cooks the dishes she features in her stories, procrastibakes using Baileys as her secret yummy ingredient, and watches golf and food shows on TV.
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Maida Malby Hi, Patricia!

I’m really happy you discovered my books. Thank you for your encouraging words. Indeed, I write stories like yours and mine. If you have…more
Hi, Patricia!

I’m really happy you discovered my books. Thank you for your encouraging words. Indeed, I write stories like yours and mine. If you haven’t yet, check out the dedication page of Boracay Vows. It’s addressed to you.

As for other multicultural romance novels with Filipina heroines, I recommend books by Tif Marcelo, particularly East in Paradise and West Coast Love. The heroines in Faker and Simmer Down by Sarah Smith have Filipina mothers. Lastly, a couple of the books in Mia Hopkins’s Cowboy Cocktail series have Filipino-American heroines.(less)
Maida Malby I will be writing SAMUI HEAT, Book 3 of Carpe Diem Chronicles, in November during National Novel Writing Month. Hoping to publish it during Songkran 2…moreI will be writing SAMUI HEAT, Book 3 of Carpe Diem Chronicles, in November during National Novel Writing Month. Hoping to publish it during Songkran 2020.(less)
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