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Whenever I went to the library or book store, ever since I could remember, I'd look for Asian writers or Asian content. Maybe I was looking for someone like me reflected in the stacks and piles of stories. Maybe I wanted to read my own story.

May is Asian Heritage Month & coincidentally, my one-year book anniversary. I still can't believe I can add my own book to the shelves of books I own.

I've written poetry, short stories and creative non-fiction for various literary magazines and journals in Canada, the UK, and the US. My debut novel, Someone Like You, was released Spring 2016 by a Canadian publishing house called Two Wolves Press. My latest creative non-fiction piece, Six, was published Spring 2017 in the anthology Wherever I Find Myself: Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women published by Caitlin Press and my prose poem Pritong Isda will be included in an upcoming anthology which will be launching at the 2017 LiterAsian Festival in Vancouver this fall. I am immensely grateful to the editors and publishers who've helped me put my writing out into the world and especially to the writers who've come before me & taught me the healing powers of the written word.   

Thanks for visiting and feel free to browse the other tabs for extra info such as: publications, readings, or to know more about my writing projects.

Finally, thank you kindly for following my writing journey.

Aileen Santos