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Day 6 #28Letters: The Window

His feet tapped on the window sill, finding rest for his tired, wind-whipped body. The mother whispered, “Go away,” but abruptly stopped when her child grasped her arm, weakly shaking her small head. In gratitude, he sang her a beautiful song. She rewarded him with a dazzling smile. From then on, the window remained open.… Continue reading Day 6 #28Letters: The Window

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Day 3 #28Letters : Buti Ka Pa

Apologies, but this poem that I wrote is best rendered in the Filipino language.  Buti ka pa, naka-move on na                          Samantalang ako, eto, hindi pa.                    Kaloka, kataka-taka Anyare sa ating dalawa? Dati, nilalanggam tayo Bigla na lang naging buro. Bakit kasi kontrabida Iyang ex mong may sira? Binuko ako sa nanay mo Di ako marunong… Continue reading Day 3 #28Letters : Buti Ka Pa

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Book Review: They Called Me Wyatt

I recently reactivated my Reviewer Account on Netgalley and was surprised that it's been a year since I've read a book from there. Probably because I have my hands (and Kindle app) full of books from Bookbub, Bookscream, Book Cave, and Love Kissed, where I am subscribed. (For those who don't know it yet, these… Continue reading Book Review: They Called Me Wyatt

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Speaking before The Greatest Digital Creatives’ seminar on fiction-writing and self-publishing

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

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New book! It’s Not Just Semantics

Just popping in to announce the good news: IT'S NOT JUST SEMANTICS is now LIVE! Paperback edition will be out soon. I had so much fun writing this book. It was originally a Wattpad story of mine with a different, angsty, tearful twist, a la telenovela style with a happy ending. But writing it in… Continue reading New book! It’s Not Just Semantics

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Writing for Heist Club PH x Sachet Novels

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

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Chroma Hearts is out!

Surprise, surprise! My new book, Chroma Hearts, will be out at the 8Letters LitFest this April! I will be one of eight authors launching a book, and I'm thrilled and honored to be among them. Cindy dela Cruz of 8Letters has always been supportive of our endeavors, and I'm truly grateful for being a part… Continue reading Chroma Hearts is out!

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Review: Into the Water

Book: Into the Water Author: Paula Hawkins 3.5 out of 5 stars I loved The Girl on the Train. The movie was great, and while I have yet to read the book itself, I was content to let it remain in my TBR list, secure in the thought that if the movie was that good,… Continue reading Review: Into the Water

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Review: Better at Weddings Than You

Author: Mina V. Esguerra eBook, 214 pages Bright Girl Books 4.5 Stars "Easy reading is damn hard writing." American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne must have Mina Esguerra in mind when he coined this phrase. Because if I were to describe my overall experience in reading her latest book, it's none other than, "Now, that was easy reading!"… Continue reading Review: Better at Weddings Than You

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Black Love

This is my winning entry for Bookbed Fictory, Bookbed.org's very first fic fest. Black Love, with 6,634 words, won first place. Prompt: Your (significant other) is rumored to be an engkanto. *** The brilliant red, odd-looking shape was what my eyes caught first. With each movement, it stretched out gracefully, much like a yawning mouth.… Continue reading Black Love