AUTHOr. singer. storyteller.
"Lim debuts with a delightful queer second-chance romance between Quito Cruz, the gay Filipino narrator, and Emmett Aoki, biracial heartthrob of Sunvalley High…Light and charming, with a hint of snark, this is a promising start for Lim."
PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY, on All the Right Notes
"All the Right Notes is a love letter to family, queer love, and music, handled with passion and skill. The romance burns with tension, and the details of Filipino food had me continuously hungry. I loved it."
ANITA KELLY, author of Love & Other Disasters and Something Wild & Wonderful
MUSIC VIDEO for ALL THE RIGHT NOTES
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)!
All the Right Notes – forthcoming on June 6, 2023 from Forever (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group)
Theme and Variations: Solstice Literary Magazine (2018 Fiction Finalist)
A Small Seed: The Jellyfish Review
Tinago Triptych: Whoa Nelly Press: (Unheard Voices)
Birdcage Man: Down in the Dirt
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY: Grotto Nights (Virtual)
“Queering Up Traditionally Straight Spaces”
March 7, 2023
6:00 – 7:30 pm
AWP CONFERENCE & BOOKFAIR 2023
March 8–11, 2023
Seattle Convention Center
705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
AWP | A Very Important Karaoke Party
March 10, 2023
9:00 – 10:00 pm
Hugo House – Lapis Theater
1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
I’ll be singing some karaoke parody songs about being a writer (one of which I wrote)! Dancing might be involved…
August 17 & 18, 2023
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Celebrating the romance genre and amplifying the identities in it which have been historically underrepresented.
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.
Storytelling is embedded throughout everything I do.
Sometimes, when the story has lots to say, it can be said in song.
Dominic Lim sings "Finishing The Hat" (Stephen Sondheim)
Dominic Lim sings I've Got You Under My Skin
Dominic Lim, IU Opera Theater - Domerò la tua fierezza (Handel: Giulio Cesare)
NovAntiqua: Consors paterni luminis (plainchant), Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré)
Could I Leave You? - Follies (Broadway Cover)
Dominic Lim - "This Nearly Was Mine" (South Pacific) - Sing For Your Supper Concert
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