Author Life

MIBF 2016 Thoughts and Feelings

I was introduced to the Manila International Book Fair or MIBF last year, 2015, when Buqo, the online platform sponsor for the resulting bundles for two of our writing seminars, encouraged us writers to participate in their “Donate a Book and Get ebooks Free” drive. …

Kids Lit—Bayong Ng Kuting

So, in a span of more than a year, I’ve written speculative fiction, paranormal romance, crime, fantasy, and romance. When the opportunity to write a story for children arose, I grabbed it. I joined the #BayongngKuting workshop which challenged us to write a story for…

In My Dreams, my #StrangeLit novella

Because of my positive experience during the #JustWritePH workshop, I joined another writing workshop—#StrangeLit, and as the name suggests, the challenge was to write a paranormal/supernatural story in 30 days. Again, the reward for a completed manuscript is online publication. I love this genre personally,…

Turning Points–My Novel

This is a very personal novel. I know I may have broken so many rules in the writing of it, but I wanted this to be MY book, written just the way I wanted it to be written. There were no prompts, no genre recommendations.…

Turning Points—My Writing Journey

I have always loved the written word—both to read and to actually be the one doing the writing. I kept a journal when I was young and I always had other notebooks with scribbles of poems, story ideas, dialogues, etc. Then I started writing full…

I Don’t Do Love Stories

I don't do love stories...I mean I have never, and I don't think I will ever,  write a conventional love story.  For some reason, I just can't.  I start out writing something, with the intention to make it a normal love story, and along the…