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Author: Tif Marcelo

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A podcast where I fangirl over creators and find out all about their inspiration, in hopes to boost our own inspiration. Hosted by Tif Marcelo, author of contemporary fiction, romance, and young adult fiction.
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Welcome to Episode 23 of the Stories to Love Podcast!My guest this week is Dr. Mona Shroff. She is a romance author, an agency sibling, and a good friend. In this episode we discuss her most recent release Then There Was You, the crux and difficulty in writing second books, and digging deep into writing grief and redemption in romance. And there’s a little tidbit in there about me and Mona probably meeting one another over 20 years ago in Heidelberg Germany.-------I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  Book of the MonthPreorder IN A BOOK CLUB FAR AWAY
*Welcome to Episode 22* of the Stories to Love Podcast!My guest this week is Rachel Lacey. She is a romance author and happens to be one of my dearest friends. In this podcast we talk about her most recent book, COME AWAY WITH ME, her pretty extensive backlist, and writing fan fiction. I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  . Consider preordering my next book at belcantobooks.net/shopLinks discussed:Vino and Veritas 
Welcome to Episode 21 of the Stories to Love Podcast!So it’s just me today with a short episode! As promised, I would start to mix in answers to some of the questions you’ve sent over to me, either hearing through the podcast as well as responses to my newsletter. Thank you to those who have reached out. I’m really humble that you want to know more about me. You can reach me via my Instagram or my websiteI do hope everyone’s hanging in there and staying safe, and getting your joys and inspiration in whenever you can.I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  Some links I cover:Preorder IN A BOOK CLUB FAR AWAYL. Penelope's podcast episode on researchPacemaker AppTrello AppScrivenerCanvaMailchimpHB90 course
Welcome to Episode 20!My guest this week is  thriller author Jennifer Hillier. This in-conversation was recorded back in October, but with the backlog of episodes and my deadlines…well, you know the deal. I do have to say that the timing as this being the first in-conversation of the new year is pretty spectacular, a great  jump off point for us here because Jennifer is just…so so cool. I’m a fan of Jennifer’s work, from her first book, Creep. In this conversation we talked about her most recent so so riveting LITTLE SECRETS, reading and watching disaster and thriller works during the pandemic, about wanting to write about what happens behind closed doors, and needing a lot of space in between books.I do hope everyone’s hanging in there and staying safe, and getting your joys and inspiration in whenever you can.I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
Welcome to episode 19, and the first of the new year. I know, we are already 2 weeks into the new year, but this is the first I’ve been able to take a breath!It will just be me on this episode, and it’s a short one! Today I want to chat about the way ahead of this podcast, and top three things I learned in general, in 2020. This is going to be one of those recap episodes that I meant to record before 2020 was over, but if there’s a fourth thing that I learned last year was flexibility—but more than that, it’s being alright with being flexible. I do hope everyone’s hanging in there and staying safe, and getting your joys and inspiration in whenever you can.I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
Welcome to Episode 18 of the Stories to Love PodcastHello everyone and happy New Year’s Eve! I had a few minutes and am in between deadlines and wanted to air this special episode with Gail D. Villanueva. Gail is a middle grade author and we talk about her menagerie of pets, superstition in books, respecting the middle grade reader, hope and consent in her books. In addition, I wanted to highlight the Kidlit for Luzon Campaign, which is helping aid the typhoon ravaged areas of the Philippines. This is a wonderful campaign in which those who contribute get the benefit of redeeming gifts from patrons such as myself for writerly services like critiques or books and book items. In this time of covid, when everyone is pushed in sometimes trying ways, it’s always good remember that there are others who need our help.  In these covid-times, when everyone is pushed in sometimes trying ways, it’s always good remember that there are others who need our help. Saying goodbye to 2020—and what a year it is—means taking all the good from it and making it better in 2021. I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  Links:Gail D. VillanuevaKidlit for Luzon
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Stories to Love PodcastI can’t wait for you to meet my next guest! You guys. This is such a treat!  I was able to get Tia Curtis of Tia Curtis Quilts of Camp Follower Bags into the recording studio. If you don’t know this mega-talented lady, go ahead and head on over to her Instagram, and I will wait. In this episode we chat about our similar arcs in our creative life, how she balances business and art, and all the ways she protects her time. Links:Sarra Cannon HeartBreathingsRomance MastermindGwen MarstonWindom FabricsGammillKansas City Modern Quilt GuildAngela WaltersFirst City QuiltsSarah’s Fabrics The Fabric ChicTia's links:tiacurtisquilts.comcampfollowerbags.blogspot.com---I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
Episode 16 of the Stories to Love PodcastI’m wishing a belated Happy Thanksgiving to my US listeners! I took most of the holiday weekend off, so I could cook for my family and enjoy each other’s company. For this episode, I have author and writer’s coach Nina Crespo. We talk about ending one series while in between writing another series, being a writer’s coach, and her three important things she’s learned as both an author and a writer’s coach, to include allowing a reset within your day.This is a full and packed episode where you’re going to need a pen and possibly your journal. Nina will drop some truths, some heavy heavy truths here where I promise that can be prompts for your journal, if you are journaler as I am. She touches on topics like being aware and specific in our words and what we need, and about looking out toward the greater good.Links:Lisa Dalton, coachCathy Yardley, coachNinacrespo.comI appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
I’m really excited today to introduce you to my next guest Amy Impellizzeri, who is the author of I KNOW HOW THIS ENDS and LEMONGRASS HOPE, among other fiction and nonfiction titles. She is the first of I hope many of the Tall Poppy Writers I get to introduce you to. The Tall Poppy Writers are a collective of women authors who seek to uplift each other and each others books. We have Facebook group called Bloom where we share book recommendations and so much of chitchat that surround our lives. In this episode we talk about her most recent book, her journey from lawyer to author,  about writing something so close to your heart, and writing about the pandemic. We also talk about the business vs. the art of writing.I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  Links:Tall Poppy Writers: AreYouInBloom.comCaroline LeavittWomen’s Fiction Writer’s AssociationSarah PekkanenNancy Cleary of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Welcome to Episode 14!My next guest is Kim Russo of Kim Dyes Yarn. Besides being one of my sweetest friends, she’s also talented as heck. We talk about her career path, how she choses her color ways, optimism, and making scary goals. Kim is a quiet force, and the kind of creator I look up to, and I asked her to come on to the podcast because she has inspired me along the way of my creative journey.Links discussed:Kim Dyes YarnStitchthreetogether.comFibernate Vienna, VirginiaTNNALola Bean Yarn Company Jean of Destnation Yarn--I appreciate all who have subscribed! If you haven’t, please do subscribe, and leave a rating when you can. If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
*part of a special series for Filipino-American History Month*My next guest is Dr. Jeannie Celestial, licensed clinical psychologist and cookbook author. We talk about cookbooks as preserving family recipes and culture, working with 5 other authors, and her work in mental health and wellness. I think you’ll find my in conversation with her so wonderful and enlightening.Links discussed:FilipinX Health Initiative in Solano CountyBalay KreativeLiza Gino - IMELDA’S SECRETElla deCastro BaronAbout the Filipino Instant Pot CookbookPress link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cPesxmOLZr64lxJYjsBJQXI71AKjC5BlYfsKrwNBWEg/edit?usp=sharingLink to book: If you'd like to support this podcast, please consider purchasing a book for you and a friend!
*part of a special series for Filipino-American History Month*We’re at the tail end of this month and this episode is the peniultimate episode for Filipino-American History Month! You'll meet Sarah Smith, romance author. She just had the release of her second full length book,  SIMMER DOWN, and we talk about her journey into authorship, her work as a copywriter, and writing her sophomore book.Links:The Generation Why PodcastMaking a murdererSarah Smith**You can support this podcast by purchasing a book for you and a friend at tifmarcelo.com *
*part of a special series of Filipino-American History Month*Welcome to Episode 11!Today we have Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, a Filipino-American Book Blogger, Bookstagrammer, and Podcaster. We talk about her deep love of books, how she is writing all the time, and her evolving to-do list.Links to things discussed:Lisa Kleypas, Wallflower SeriesJulia Quinn, The Bridgerton SeriesRick Riordan, Olympus SeriesThe Circle of Magic by Tamora PierceLisa Kleypas, Travis Family seriesSarah J Maas, Throne of Glass SeriesThe Shadow Hunters  Alexandra Roselyn, YouTubeTomes and Textiles, Instagram Rachel from Hello ChellyMexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia Reach Alexa here:Twitter/Instagram/Facebook  @alexalovesbooks You can support this podcast by purchasing a book for you and a friend at tifmarcelo.com*all links are affiliate links*
*part of a special series for Filipino-American History MonthI'm so thrilled to have an in-conversation with Mae Respicio, a middle grade author who is truly just so inspiring. In this episode we talk about her career changes that lead to authorship, the concept of home, and about a tidbit of Filipino-American history that made it to both of our books. She also answers a couple of questions my daughter had for her. You can find Mae at https://www.maerespicio.comIf you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
*part of a special series for Filipino-American History month.*I get to introduce you to indie Filipino-American romance author Maida Malby. We Talk about the derth of Filipino-Americans in romance that encouraged her to write, her big pivot change in her career, and the sense of accomplishment having her book in her hand.Links:The Ripped Bodice: https://www.therippedbodicela.comNational Novel Writing Month: https://nanowrimo.orgJennifer Hillier’s LITTLE SECRETS Alyssa Cole WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHINGNalini SinghJanella Angeles WHERE DREAMS DESCENDIf you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
*part of a special series for Filipino-American History month.*With October being Filipino-American History month, my conversations have centered around this unique experience Filipino Americans have lived. If possible, I am even more in awe of my parents, my grandparents, my ancestors. It becomes even more important that Filipino Americans register and vote. And if possible  Vote early. One of the creators I spoke to, the other actually, is Ezrah Lasola-Tuble, blogger at I Heart Romance. We talk about her work as a blogger and bookstagramer for romance, and how her creative work is the perfect bookend to her job as a registered nurse. She has such great advice about how to fill the well. And you’ll hear me gush at how many books she reads a year!Links Discussed: #stepbacksaturday on Instagram#romancetagram on Instagram@PinkCowlandReads on InstagramAudible : audible.comLibby App: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libbyHoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.comLibroFM: https://libro.fmEzrah: infoInstagram: https://instagram/com/zerisseBlog: https://www.eyeheartromance.comGoodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/iheartromanceandyaTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/MyNameIsEzrahYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ35xHb9IhqT7F9zMufA2sA?And our food IG: https://www.instagram.com/pyers_kusina/ If you’d like to support this podcast, please grab one of my books for you and a friend on my website at tifmarcelo.com  
Happy Filipino-American History Month! This month I’m going to feature a several Fil-Am creators. Because I believe that today’s creators continue to build history for the next generation, I wanted to touch base with these creators to glean their enthusiasm, their optimism, and their zeal in creative work, all while being part of the Fil-Am community.First up on the docket is Elaine Dolalas, one of the podcasters of This Filipino American Life Podcast, where we talk about the formation of the podcast team, what inspires her as both a podcaster and a writer, and what keeps her going. I had so much fun chatting with Elaine, and I hope you enjoy! Links Discussed:This Filipino American Life Podcast : https://thisfilipinoamericanlife.comVoices of our Nations Arts Foundation: http://vonavoices.orgBruha Baddies: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bruha-baddies/id1459312676The Filipino-American Woman Project: https://www.tfawproject.com/episodes/1#showEpisodesOne Down Media: https://www.onedownmedia.comThe Celine Archive by Celine Parreñas Shimizu : https://watch.eventive.org/laapff2020/play/5f592ee2d3b83e007e8f0f04Elaine's Instagram:Instgram.com/obliviousnerdgrlInstagram.com/obliviousnerdgrlwrites-----Please subscribe and leave a rating, or support Tif by buying one of her books at http://TifMarcelo.com
*Please don't forget to subscribe and leave a rating! Thank you to those who have thus far!*----Welcome to Episode 6!It's just Tif today and she discusses her progress in her most recent work, and her love for her critique group. She also talks about author photos and making sure she looks like herself.Links to things discussed:Sarandipity Photography: https://sarandipityphoto.comWould you like to support the podcast? Please pick up one of Tif's books at tifmarcelo.com to include CHRISTMAS ACTUALLY, a Christmas anthology: https://amzn.to/3kKTcnR
*Please don't forget to subscribe and leave a rating! Thank you to those who have thus far!*----Welcome to Episode 5!With me this week is Tracey Livesay, author extraordinaire and truly one of my favorites. I chatted with her about month ago about her most recent release, Like Lovers Do, the presence of friendships in her books, the nuances in friendships, empathy, and keeping your eye on the prize.Before the conversation, I talk about my inspiration this week, the cold weather, her progress in her revisions, and participating in a CHRISTMAS ACTUALLY, an anthology coming out on Dec 1 '20Links to things discussed:Tracey Livesay: http://traceylivesay.comPintip Dunn's DATING MAKES PERFECT: https://amzn.to/3mFsbE5CHRISTMAS ACTUALLY, a Christmas anthology: https://amzn.to/3kKTcnRWould you like to support the podcast? Please pick up one of Tif's books at tifmarcelo.com
*Please don't forget to subscribe and leave a rating! Thank you to those who have thus far!*------Welcome to Episode 4!This week we have Angelina M. Lopez ( http://www.angelinamlopez.com ), author of the the Filthy Rich series. This is a romance series with high heat and high stakes that I love so much. I interviewed Angelina about three weeks ago. In the episode we talk about her long journey toward publication—about two decades—managing expectations, and her personal experience in her family’s vineyard that informed the setting of her series.Before the conversation, Tif talks about her son's 18th birthday, and her reminder that not only is there a short game, but a long game, too. Links to things discussed:Pacemaker: https://www.pacemaker.press THE BRIDE TEST by Helen Hoang : https://amzn.to/2FM8oSbHave suggestions? Please email Tif at Tif.Marcelo@gmail.comWould you like to support the podcast? Please pick up one of Tif's books at http://tifmarcelo.com
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