Bitter Medicine with Mia Tsai

An Evening with Mia Tsai
Monday, March 20, 2023 - 6:00pm

E. Shaver, bookseller is excited to welcome Georgia author Mia Tsai! 

Mia will be giving a talk on her debut novel Bitter Medicine.

Pleas join us Monday, March 20th from 6-7pm at E. Shaver, Starland.

This event is free and open to the public.

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In this inspired contemporary fantasy, a Chinese immortal and a French elf try to balance new romance, familial loyalty, and workplace demands. In her debut novel, Taiwanese American author Mia Tsai has created an unforgettable paranormal adventure that is full of humor, passion, and depth.

As a descendant of the Chinese god of medicine, ignored middle child Elle was destined to be a doctor. Instead, she is underemployed as a mediocre magical calligrapher at the fairy temp agency. Nevertheless, she challenges herself by covertly outfitting Luc, her client and crush, with high-powered glyphs.

Half-elf Luc, the agency's top security expert, has his own secret: he's responsible for a curse laid from an old assignment. To heal them, he'll need to perform his job duties with unrelenting excellence and earn time off from his tyrannical boss.

When Elle saves Luc's life, they begin a dangerous collaboration, but their chemistry blooms. Happiness, for once, is an option for them both. But Elle is loyal to her family, and Luc is bound by his true name. To win freedom from duty, they must make unexpected sacrifices.


Mia Tsai is a Taiwanese American author of speculative fiction. She lives in Atlanta with her family and, when not writing, is a hype woman for her orchids and a devoted cat gopher. Her favorite things include music of all kinds (really, truly) and taking long trips with nothing but the open road and a saucy rhythm section. She has been quoted in Glamour once. In her other lives, she is a professional editor, photographer, and musician. Mia is on Twitter at @itsamia and on Instagram at @mia.tsai.books.

Event address: 
1921 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Bitter Medicine By Mia Tsai Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616963842
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tachyon Publications - March 14th, 2023