Interview with Tif Marcelo for The Holiday Switch

I am SO EXCITED for Christmas to come around this year (as every year to be honest, lol) and I can’t wait for all the Christmassy reads I’ll be getting to this year. The Holiday Switch by Tiff Marcelo is no exception to my anticipation and therefore, I am incredibly proud to be able to host today’s post for the book tour and interview Tif Marcelo!

Genre: Young Adult Holiday Romance
Publishing date: October 5th, 2021

A paperback original romance about a bookish Filipino-American girl who crosses paths with the innkeeper’s aggravating nephew–but when they accidentally switch phones, their newly discovered secrets draw them together.

Lila Castro is ready to take on her last winter break of high school. The snow is plentiful, the mood is full of holiday cheer, and she’s earning extra cash working at the cosy local inn. But her perfect holiday plans crash to a halt when her boss’s frustratingly cute nephew, Teddy Veracruz, becomes her co-worker. When they accidentally switch phones one afternoon, they both realize they’ve been hiding things from each other. Will their secrets–and a dash of holiday spirit–bring them closer to love?

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Hi Tif! Thank you so much for doing this Q&A with me, I’m so honoured! Could you introduce yourself and The Holiday Switch a bit?

Thank you so much for having me! And thank you so much for reading and featuring my book. We authors are so lucky to have bloggers who are willing to boost our work.

What inspired you to write this book?

It was the combination of so many things. The holiday is my most favourite of the year!! I have always, hands down, wanted to write a holiday book. I wanted to write puns and all the trappings of the season. But what came to me first was the Bookworm Inn as the fictional setting of the most celebrated, romantic (fictional) film. I thought—what if Lila worked at this amazing Inn? And what if someone tried to take her hours? And the concept was born!

What was one of the most surprising things you’ve learned when writing this book?

It rekindled my love in writing teen novels! Before I was published as an author of adult contemporary romance, I queried young adult books. I was unsuccessful in landing an agent for those YA novels, and moved on to write for adults. It gave me so much joy to write for teens. 

And some questions not related to The Holiday Switch. If you could spend a day with another popular author, whom would you choose?

OH MY GOSH. This is easy. Christina Lauren.

Do you play music while you write — and, if so, what’s your favourite?

YES! I play soundtracks. With The Holiday Switch, my chosen soundtrack was from the film The Holiday.

Last question! What are you currently reading?

So many books! In print: Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee. In audio: The Stand-In by Lily Chu. I also have Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey and Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao on queue!

Tif Marcelo is a veteran US Army nurse and holds a BS in Nursing and a Master’s in public administration. She believes and writes about the strength of families, the endurance of friendship, heartfelt romances, and is inspired daily by her own military hero husband and four children. She hosts The Stories to Love Podcast, and is the USA Today bestselling author of In a Book Club Far AwayOnce Upon a SunsetThe Key to Happily Ever After, and the Journey to the Heart series.

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