University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Reno C Ursal

Filipino American author and reader on a journey of self-discovery and reflection through the power of storytelling. I received my B.A. in English from The University of Michigan and currently reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Set in Las Vegas, my YA novel "Enlightenment" explores the history of the Philippines through the modern-day first-person perspectives of Filipino-American Dorothy Dizon and transfer student Adrian Rosario, sent to protect her from unseen enemies of his secret society in the Philippines.

It is this society that holds the secrets to the past and the keys to human survival.

Inspired by the beautiful folklore, myths and legends of my motherland, the Philippines. "Enlightenment" is Book One of The Bathala Series.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Young Adults
Indie Author Pavilion - Young Adult Books (Seats 4)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Sara Fujimura, Pamela Israel, DaVaun Sanders, Reno Ursal

Fiction / Literature
Pacific Boulevard Books
October 2018
ISBN 9780984440818
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Set in modern day Las Vegas, 18 year-old Dorothy Dizon's life takes an unexpected turn when the alluring Adrian Rosarios peaks her curiosity with obscure Filipino folklore. More/less

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