Vanessa Yu’s Magical Tea Shop by Roselle Lim is a lushly decriptive contemporary romance combing descriptions of tea, food and romance.
Roselle Lim was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada as a child. She lived in north Scarborough in a diverse, Asian neighbourhood.
She found her love of writing by listening to her lola (paternal grandmother’s) stories about Filipino folktales. Growing up in a household where Chinese superstition mingled with Filipino Catholicism, she devoured books about mythology, which shaped the fantasies in her novels.
An artist by nature, she considers writing as “painting with words.”
She is represented by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.