Tucson Festival of Books

Dominic Lim (he/him/siya)


Sponsored by Vicker Charitable Trust

Dominic Lim’s debut novel, "All the Right Notes," has received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal and has been named a best new book or most anticipated novel by USA Today, the SF Chronicle, Goodreads, BookRiot, Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly, who called it “a swoony, joyful rom-com to take readers into a love story worthy of a Broadway stage.” His second book, "Karaoke Queen," comes out in September 2024. 

Lim is a member of the Writers Grotto and is a co-host of the long-running Babylon Salon reading and performance series in San Francisco. He holds a Master of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is an alum of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and has sung with numerous professional early music and choral ensembles. As a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association, he has performed Off-Broadway and in regional productions throughout the US. He lives in Oakland with his loving and supportive husband, Peter, and their whiny cat, Phoebe.

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Communities: LGBTQ+, Asian American, Filipino American


Scheduled events:
Everybody's Got A Secret
What happens when you run into someone from your past, whether it's been a decade or just a day? How do secrets impact a potential couple's future, no matter how big or small? Three romance authors discuss the juicy elements of love interests navigating the secrets in their lives and how they press forward to come out the other side.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Diana Quincy, Dominic Lim, Amy Spalding
Moderator: Kristina Makansi
Small-Town Romance
There's something about small-town romance, isn't there? These three authors will discuss the best parts of writing about people living in small towns, and how it makes life and love different than any other places.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Helena Greer, Beverly Jenkins, Dominic Lim
Moderator: Sarah T Dubb
AMA - Romance Author Edition
It's time for Ask Me (Almost) Anything: Romance Author Edition! If there's a question you have for one of our authors that didn't quite fit with the themes of the weekend's panels, now's your chance.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Liana De La Rosa, Stacey Cochran, Helena Greer, Anita Kelly, Alicia Thompson, Lydia Andres, Diana Quincy, Beverly Jenkins, Rachel Katz, Dominic Lim, J. Vanessa Lyon, Emily Michel, Jodie Slaughter, Jo Segura
Moderators: Jessica Pryde, Jessica West

Book:
All the Right Notes
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538725382
384 pages
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