Articles, Books, Uncategorized

My first Children’s Picture Book

After so much dilly-dallying, self-bashing, and numerous drafts, I finally completed the artwork of my first ever Children's Picture Book, Renzo's Rainbow. It's now available digitally on Amazon. This book means so much to me. I wrote this at a very sad time, when I was depressed and thinking of my father who had passed… Continue reading My first Children’s Picture Book

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Articles, Books, Uncategorized

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!

Articles, Short Stories, Uncategorized, Writing

Eighteen Months

Eighteen months ago, I saw you outside my favorite church's steps. You were crying, jilted at the altar. I ran to you, put my arms around you as you wept. Warily, you lifted your face to mine. I kissed the top of your head, making you feel that I will always be here for you. You sobbed harder… Continue reading Eighteen Months

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

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

Short Stories, Uncategorized

Coffee, Tea, or Me?

This is not a spin-off from the best-selling book. Rather, it's my own original version using the phrase, Coffee, Tea or Me? as prompt for this surprisingly different story.   I enter her room after a brief knock. It is pitch dark inside, with only the light of the full moon coming from the open… Continue reading Coffee, Tea, or Me?