November 11, 2022: Bitter Medicine gets a mention in Library Journal's top SFF genre titles forecast for early 2023! Here's the link:
Bitter Medicine has also been garnering some wonderful reviews, one of which is from Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Black Sun, Fevered Star, and the upcoming novella, Tread of Angels. "Delightful! Tsai has penned a charming fantasy romance adventure that really punches above its weight in worldbuilding, action, and character development. Lots of culture, multiple languages, anti-heroes to love and villains to hate, humor and heart throughout. Recommend!"
Pick up Tread of Angels or any of Rebecca's other fantastic books at your local retailer or through Bookshop.org.
September 24, 2022: Bitter Medicine has a starred review from Publishers Weekly! And Key & Vale has been optioned by production company Girls to the Front.
Author of forthcoming BITTER MEDICINE Mia Tsai's KEY & VALE, an unpublished speculative novel in which a memory hunter and her guardian use mushrooms to extract lost knowledge for the Museum of Human Memory, only to uncover an ancient memory which shakes their post-climate change world to its core, to Girls to the Front Productions, by Anne Tibbets at Donald Maass Literary Agency.
August 25, 2022: BITTER MEDICINE is on Goodreads and the ARCs are out on Netgalley and Edelweiss! Links below:
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June 27, 2022: Mailing list has been created. My cover reveal date has also been set for Sunday, July 10 on Buzzfeed Books through their mailing list. I'll be launching the mailing list officially on the 11th, but you can subscribe right now to Liner Notes. I promise not to spam you. If my activity on the blog is any indication, I'll send you something once in a blue moon. If you're so inclined, drop your email below:
April 17, 2022: JAMDAM submissions are officially open! Go to http://www.joannemachin.com/mentorship for details and our sub requirements. I'm looking forward to reading everyone's work!
April 7, 2022: Mia will be on four panels this year at Flights of Foundry! Catch her at:
March 24, 2022: BITTER MEDICINE's publishing date has been delayed to March 14, 2023.
March 16, 2022: Info for Mia and Joanne's mentorship program is now available! Called "Joanne and Mia Do a Mentorship," the program, in its inaugural year, is aimed at Black, Indigenous, and authors of color who are pursuing traditional publishing in the adult category. More details are available at www.joannemachin.com/mentorship. Submissions open Sunday, April 17.
February 23, 2022: Mia read the opening of BITTER MEDICINE on Neon Hemlock Live, hosted by Dave Ring and Marianne Kirby. Link below. Mia's portion starts around 22:16.
February 14, 2022: BITTER MEDICINE's audio rights have sold at auction. PM announcement below.
Mia Tsai's BITTER MEDICINE, to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, at auction, by Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency, on behalf of Anne Tibbets (world English).
June 10, 2021: Mia's debut novel has officially sold and been announced via Publisher's Marketplace! Here's the text in the PM announcement.
Debut author Mia Tsai's BITTER MEDICINE, pitched as a xianxia-inspired contemporary fantasy about a magical temp agency calligrapher who becomes involved with one of her clients and must embrace her powers in order to battle in a deadly family feud, to Jacob Weisman at Tachyon Publications, with Jaymee Goh editing, in a nice deal, by Anne Tibbets at Donald Maass Literary Agency (world English).