Dominic Lim

AUTHOr. singer. storyteller.

UPLIFTING AUDIENCES ONE STORY AT A TIME

I am a gay, Filipino writer. I create stories about LGBTQ+BIPOC characters.

The voices of queer people of color still struggle to be heard.

I want to be part of the effort to change that—to bring more attention to our narratives, and to inspire others to do the same.

My debut novel, All the Right Notes, will be released by Forever (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette) in June 2023!

My debut novel–a rom-com about a Filipino composer/pianist and his relationship with a closeted Hollywood actor–is coming soon!

The main character, Quito Cruz, composes a song his freshman year in high school when he realizes he is gay. As I was writing Quito’s story, I knew that in order to be fully immersed in his world I had to have solid idea of not only what the song’s lyrics were, but also what the music sounded like. So I collaborated with the incredible composer, Martin McGinn, to actually bring it into existence.

As a special preview of All the Right Notes, please enjoy the lyric video of “A Part I Play,” with music and lyrics by Quito Cruz (IRL: music & keyboard by Martin McGinn and lyrics & vocals by yours truly)!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

WRITERS GROTTO “READING & MEETING” SERIES

November 18, 2022

The Writers Grotto

1663 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

 

AWP CONFERENCE & BOOKFAIR 2023

March 8–11, 2023

Seattle Convention Center

705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

 

THE ROM CON

August 17 & 18, 2023

Anaheim Convention Center

800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

 

ABOUT DOMINIC LIM

 Representation:

Gina Panettieri, Talcott Notch Literary

Dominic Lim’s debut novel, All the Right Notes, will be released in June 2023 by Forever (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette). His stories have appeared in The Jellyfish Review, Ghost Parachute, and Solstice Literary Magazine (as a finalist for their Annual Fiction Contest). He 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. Dominic 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 works as an IP paralegal for a biotech company in the Bay Area and lives in Oakland with his loving and supportive husband, Peter, and their whiny cat, Phoebe.

 

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Regarding "Theme and Variations": "The writer uses shifts in chronology to weave an important, compelling story. The metaphor and details of music give the story a deep resonance that adds to its poignancy and show the skill of a very good writer."

Ann Hood, New York Times best-selling author

Pocasts are also another form of storytelling. In The Ampersand Manifesto, Jessica Wan helps me to tell my story of the life I lead as a writer & musician & actor!

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