Jason Tanamor

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

One of the "5 Best Modern Filipino Writers"

"What made Jason one of the best Filipino authors is his attitude of never shying away from any themes. He can write almost everything from horror, humor, fantasy, to even satire."

 

- Nena Jimenez, Pinas Global Newspaper

Featured Book:

Love, Dance & Egg Rolls

Young Adult/#OwnVoices/Rom-Com/Humor

Jamie Santiago is just an ordinary high school teenager―he has a huge crush on a girl from school, he watches a ton of sitcoms, and he is constantly trying to keep his dad from feeding egg rolls to his white friends. Not to mention he also aspires to be the next Tinikling master. Okay, maybe he’s not so ordinary.

It's hard enough balancing the demands of high school, but when the last ever Asian Folk Festival falls on the same day as Homecoming, it feels like Jamie's world comes crashing down. He is forced to make an important decision between honoring his heritage and salvaging what's left of his social life. With a racist bully at school and rising protests in Portland, Jamie sometimes wonders if it would be easier to forget his Filipino side entirely instead of trying to embrace it.

[Play the catchy sitcom music]

[Cue the laugh track to numb the serious stuff]

If only life were so perfect.

Tensions will rise in Love, Dance & Egg Rolls as Jamie decides whether it's more important to remain hidden in plain sight or step directly into the spotlight. Jamie will not only come face-to-face with a bully, but also with this thing called cultural identity.

Latest News:

Feature:

FilAm Star features Jason Tanamor and LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS.

Listicle:

Hollywood News Source lists VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA as one of its books to celebrate during Filipino American History Month.

Listicle:

Positively Filipino lists Jason Tanamor as one of its "Remarkable and Famous" Filipinos.

News:

OurQuadCities features LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS.

Feature:

CNN Philippines features Jason Tanamor and VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA in its "Creators' Roundtable."

About


Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels "Anonymous," "Drama Dolls," and "Vampires of Portlandia." His newest novel (coming in 2022) is a YA rom/com called "Love, Dance & Egg Rolls."

His writings have appeared in more than 250 publications. He's interviewed personalities such as Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pete Rose, and Dane Cook, and has covered U.S. President Barack Obama.

Tanamor currently lives and works in the Portland, Oregon area.