Jason Tanamor

Critically acclaimed author of Anonymous and Vampires of Portlandia

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:

Vampires Of Portlandia

Horror/Folklore/Vampires/Thriller

When Marcella Leones relocates her family of aswang vampires from the Philippines to Portland, Oregon, she raises her grandchildren under strict rules so humans will not expose them. Her only wish is to give them a peaceful life, far away from the hunters and the Filipino government that attempted to exterminate them.

Before she dies, she passes on the power to her eldest grandchild, Percival. He vows to uphold the rules set forth by Leones, allowing his family to roam freely without notice. After all, they are aswangs.

However, when the aswang covenant is broken, the murder rate in Portland rises drastically. Who is behind the murders? And who is behind the broken covenant? Along with sensie Penelope Jane, Percival must find the truth.

It's then they discover that there are other breeds of aswangs—werebeasts, witches, ghouls, and viscera—who have been residing in Portland for years.

Based on Filipino folklore (aswang), “Vampires of Portlandia” is a fantastical tale of different monsters coexisting in the weirdest city in America.

Latest News:

Feature:

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

Interview:

Jason Tanamor visits his alma mater, Western Illinois University, to discuss writing and his time at WIU.

Interview:

Jason Tanamor talks risks and VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA on MeSearch Podcast.

Interview:

Jason Tanamor talks VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA with ShoPowSho.

Listicle:

VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA listed as a "Must-Read Hidden Gems of 2020."

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.

According to Ranker.com, Tanamor is "ranked" in the Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author poll.

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