Cozy Fest: Leah Ranada

We’re excited to feature Leah Ranada for today’s All Lit Up Cozy Fest. Reading the debut novel The Cine Star Salon (NeWest Press) in the comfort of her home, we are brought into a graphic and engaging depiction of the importance of women’s work and the loyalties that connect friends across oceans. 


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Leah Ranada was born in the Philippines. She moved to Canada in 2006, shortly after graduating from University of Santo Tomas in Manila. She attended The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University in 2013. Her short stories have appeared in On Spec, Room Magazine, Santa Ana River Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, and elsewhere. Leah has brought her administrative and editorial skills to legal, settlement services, and academic workplaces. She lives in New Westminster and blogs at The Cine Star Salon is her debut novel.

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Next up on #ALUcozyfest is Sareh Farmand reading from her book of poems Pistachios in My Pocket. You can follow along with the festival here, or visit the Cozy Fest shop.