Laugh Yourself to Death: Mixing Humor With Darker Topics Like Murder and Suspense
Real humor can come in many forms and arrive at the most unexpected times; for instance, it can appear in a murder-mystery or horror novel. In fact, the humor often helps propel the story forward and make it memorable. In this presentation, Mia P. Manansala will discuss incorporating humor in unexpected places.
Mia P. Manansala is a writer from Chicago who loves books, baking, and badass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture. She is the winner of the 2018 Hugh Holton Award, the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, the 2017 William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/Helen McCloy scholarship. She's also a 2017 Pitch Wars alum and 2018-2019 mentor.
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