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In-Store and Virtual Event - Tracy Badua in discussion with Kat De Los Reyes

Event date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 7:00pm

Tracy Badua discussing
with Kat De Los Reyes

An In-Store & Virtual Hybrid Event

This is an IN-STORE EVENT with author Tracy Badua and conversation partner Kat De Los Reyes that will also be broadcasted live through Crowdcast for those unable to attend in person. This event will consist of a 30 minute discussion with Tracy and Kat, an audience Q&A, and finally the the book signing. 

If you're joining us virtually, Mysterious Galaxy's virtual events are hosted on Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event and here to view our virtual code of conduct. AccessibilityReal-time captioning for all Crowdcast events is available via Google Chrome. For enabling captions, please follow this guideMore info here.

How to Order a Signed/Personalized copy of THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL STATEMENT and/or FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE by Tracy if you're not attending the event.

  1. Add the desired book(s) to your cart.
  2. At checkout in the "order comments" box write "signed only" or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. "To: Ms. Galaxy"). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the author's discretion and are not guaranteed. Orders must be placed by 12pm pt on the day of the event (January 19th). Please call the store if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.


BONUS: While supplies last, all orders of THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL STATEMENT will get a special bookmark and sticker!


About the Author
TRACY BADUA is a Filipino American author of books about young people with sunny hearts in a sometimes stormy world. By day, she is an attorney who works in national housing policy and programs, and by night, she squeezes in writing, family time, and bites of her secret candy stash. She lives in San Diego, California, with her family.

About the Conversation Partner
KAT DE LOS REYES has been a bookstagrammer since 2020 and a reader since she was 3 years old. On Instagram, she is the host of the annual #APIBookstagramTour, helped organize the #StandUpForAAPI campaign in 2021, and her account @booknerdkat been featured in @buzzfeedbooks. Kat is an avid book reviewer, supporter of the public library and independent bookstores, and enjoys promoting books --especially works from BIPOC authors. A first-generation Filipino immigrant, she is active in the AAPI community and has a career in public service. 


At sixteen, Perla is the youngest graduating senior of the hypercompetitive Monte Verde High. Praised—and not-so-quietly bashed—as “Perfect Perlie Perez,” Perla knows all the late nights, social isolation, and crushing stress will be worth it when she gets into the college of her (and her parents’) dreams: Delmont University. 

Then Perla doesn’t get in, and her meticulously planned future shatters. In a panic, she forges her own acceptance letter, and next thing she knows, she’s heading to Delmont for real, acceptance or not. Soon, Perla is breaking into dorm rooms, crashing classes, and dodging questions from new friends about her lack of a student ID. Her plan? Gather on-the-ground intel to beef up her application and reapply spring semester before she’s caught.  

But as her guilty conscience grows and campus security looms large, Perla starts to wonder if her plan will really succeed—and if this dream she’s worked for her entire life is something she even wants. 


This Is Not a Personal Statement By Tracy Badua Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063217751
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 17th, 2023

Freddie vs. the Family Curse By Tracy Badua Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358612896
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - May 3rd, 2022