Jason Tanamor

Author of Vampires of Portlandia and Love, Dance & Egg Rolls


Jason Tanamor (tan-uh-more) is a Filipino-American writer and author.

Named as one of the "5 Best Modern Filipino Writers" by Pinas Global Newspaper and listed as one of Positively Filipino's "Fil-Ams Among the Remarkable and Famous," Tanamor is the acclaimed author of the Filipino themed novels "Vampires of Portlandia," "Love, Dance & Egg Rolls, and "The Legend of Sensei Tsinelas." 

He was nominated for the 2024 UCLA Allegra Johnson Writing Prize and he has been featured in several Filipino publications like Esquire Philippines, CNN Philippines, Filipino Daily Inquirer, and Asian Journal. He also spent a decade as an entertainment writer and interviewer, interviewing the likes of author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club); comedians Dane Cook and Gabriel Iglesias; musicians Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Ann Wilson (Heart), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), and Henry Rollins (Black Flag); and baseball legend Pete Rose.

He has covered everyone from Steve Martin to Jerry Seinfeld and from Evanescence to President Obama.

Tanamor is married, has one son, and has a family of fur children. He is a member of the Chicago Writers Association and Wisconsin Writers Association, and he currently lives and works in Illinois.