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Tif Marcelo to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “When Jasmine Blooms”

Tif Marcelo to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “When Jasmine Blooms”

August 2, 2023




What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table?

WHEN JASMINE BLOOMS is inspired by Abigail Alcott, the influence behind Marmee of Little Women, about a mother who suffers a tragedy. In her lowest of lows, she wonders “what if” and wakes up in that reality.

My eleven novels explore intimate relationships, from romantic love to familial love that end in a hopeful way. I write romance and contemporary fiction, and I even write for young adults.


Whom do you invite to stop by? Who will benefit from reading your book?

Readers who love to read stories about complicated characters that contain heart and love, and ends happily.


Could you please tell us something curious about you and/or your book?

Growing up reading Little Women, I saw myself in each of the four March sisters. Now, I identify more with Marmee. WHEN JASMINE BLOOMS is an exploration about motherhood and what-if moments.


Is this your first time participating in Kentucky Book Festival? If yes – what are you looking forward to the most? If you’ve participated before – what was your favorite experience at the Festival?

This will be my second time at the Kentucky Book Festival. My favorite experience was meeting my tablemate, who just happened to be an author I admired!




Tif Marcelo is a veteran US Army nurse and holds a BS in Nursing and an MS in public administration. When Jasmine Blooms is a timeless tale of motherhood inspired by Little Women about one woman’s grief, hope, and second chance with the daughter she lost.