When I checked Twitter this morning, it was a pleasant surprise to find that I was tagged in a tweet. The tweet? My romcom book, It's Not Just Semantics, was picked by a book blogger/booktuber as one of her Favorite Reads of 2018! 🎉🎉🎉 In her previous post last December 18, 2018, I was so… Continue reading INJS is one of Favorite Reads of 2018!
Last December 15, 2018 at the YDG Coffee Shop in Shaw Blvd., a group of writers and freelancers gathered together for a free seminar on Freelancing and Self-Publishing. Cherrie Ann Balictar, the founder of The Greatest Digital Creatives, invited me to speak about self-publishing and writing fiction. Admittedly, I was hesitant at first to accept… Continue reading Speaking before The Greatest Digital Creatives’ seminar on fiction-writing and self-publishing
Update! A Time for Heists romantic suspense collection was formally launched last August 4, 2018 at the iAcademy Nexus campus in Makati, Philippines. Thoughts and photos posted HERE. I always liked challenging myself when it comes to writing fiction. By challenge, I mean trying out new genres or blending them. One such challenge I decided… Continue reading Writing for Heist Club PH x Sachet Novels
Nothing brings more joy to a writer than finding readers that not only appreciate your work, but, more importantly, are able to intellectually decipher, grasp, and be emotionally invested in what you have written. While writers accept that not every reader can be their target readers, it’s always a nice surprise to come upon people who… Continue reading Bookbed’s Review of Chroma Hearts
It was a nice surprise to be among the winners of 8Letters' Summer Dreams Writing Contest. And exciting too, because my story, The Mermaid Princess, will be included in an Anthology that will be launched at the biggest book festival of the Philippines, the Manila International Book Fair. This year, the MIBF will be held… Continue reading Writing Contests and Learning Moments
Being a new author, I didn't know what to expect at my first formal book launch. I mean, my other books, I just pressed click and voila! they were in Amazon and other book sites, as well as my social media sites. I'm not very good at speaking before people. I write better than I… Continue reading My first book launch!
Disclaimer: There are too many firsts in this post. You have been warned! It was a pleasant surprise for me when my entry, Black Love, won first prize at Bookbed.org's very first fiction writing contest held this year. Writing a love story about Philippine mythological creatures like tikbalang (horse demon) and kapre (tree demon) was… Continue reading My ‘Black Love’ won first place at #BookbedFictory 2017!