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Filipinx-American Author of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Daphne Dador is a Filipino-American science fiction & fantasy writer who resides in Virginia, but is a California girl at heart. Daphne enjoys devising ways to scare her protagonists, and is committed to bringing a diverse perspective to genre fiction. She has been selected for multiple competitive writing mentorships including Alexa Donne’s “Author Mentor Match”, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé “Avengers of Colour,” and Stuart White’s “WriteMentor” program.

Represented by Tara Gonzalez at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Twitter: @daphnedador | IG: daphnedador

Messing around with an Apollo era Astronaut helmet.
Channeling my warrior princess on the shores of Boracay Island in the Philippines. Trust me, my horse was unimpressed.

Writing CV

  • “When Other People Saw Us, They Saw The Dead” (Spring 2022) Dador, D.C., “The Veil & Cord: A Retelling,” When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead, Davilla, Lauren T. editor, Fife, Scotland, Haunt Publishing, Spring 2022.
  • AUTHOR MENTOR MATCH Mentee (February 2021 – present). Selected for a competitive mentorship program designed to assist unagented authors revise their chosen manuscript and enhance their craft. I am paired with author Tracy Badua.
  • AVENGERS OF COLOUR Mentee (Sept. 2020 – present). Selected for a competitive mentorship program designed to assist authors of color find an agent. I am paired with author Kess Costales.
  • WRITEMENTOR Workshop Coordinator (April 2021 – present) Selected to organize writing workshops for program mentees. (Mentee – April 2020-Sept. 2020). Selected for a competitive mentorship program, which paired me with author Marisa Noelle who guided my manuscript’s revisions.
  • SCBWI Member (Feb. 2019 – present)
  • NoVA Storybuilders (Nov. 2019 – present)

MANUSCRIPTS
CASSIE & THE LOST GHOST BOY an MG fantasy featuring a City of Ghosts best friend ghost story meets the non-western folklore and family relationships of Ghost Squad.

#MG #FANTASY #OWNVOICES CASSIE & THE LOST GHOST BOY AESTHETIC BY TRACY BADUA
My YA MS was selected for the 2020 Avengers of Colour Mentorship & The WriteMentor Summer Programme:
In a dystopian future, a teen must infiltrate Earth’s elite astronaut corps to save her sister. With few people to trust, she fights an attraction to a forbidden love interest who could help her or execute her as a spy.  SIREN OF MARS is a YA sci-fi adventure.

#YA #OWNVOICES #SCIFI #ROMANCE CHALLENGE THE STARS BOOK AESTHETIC BY DAPHNE DADOR
SHORT STORIES
THE PRINCESSES OF LAKE LANAO (YA Dark Fantasy)
THE VEIL & CORD: A Retelling (Horror/Gothic)
THE GHOST TOUR (MG Fantasy)