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Brenda Drake’s “Thief of Lies” is out!

I’m thrilled to be taking part in Brenda Drake’s Release Day Launch (hosted by Jen Halligan PR) for THIEF OF LIES (Library Jumpers #1)! Check out the book and excerpt after the jump, and be sure to enter the amazing giveaways!

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The year that was 2015

And so, another year has gone by. Like any other year, it was both bad and good. I learned to let go of those I needed to, but 2015 also brought some of the best people and experiences in my life. Most are too personal to share, but the ones I can, have more to do with my (hopefully soon-to-be) writing career.

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“The Banana Tree” in Outliers of Speculative Fiction

You’d think I’d be blogging more with a new website, but no. The Curse of the Abandoned Blog followed me here. ? The excuse is getting old (even for me), but really, I’ve been busy. On top of doing web design so the human and creature family could eat, I had been preoccupied with writing.

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Cyborg

Just wanted to play around with making a cyborg out of a girl. I think watching Terminator on TV inspired me to make this.

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Mangrove Tree

A photo I took at a resort in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The beach was far from being great โ€” there were just so many weird creatures for me to feel safe diving in. But the view totally compensates.

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July, the Ghost Month

I am not Chinese, but my dad’s adoptive mother was. Lola Goco, as we called her, showed me and my sister a glimpse of the Filipino-Chinese culture when she was still alive. She followed a lot of customs and superstitions, but she never insisted them upon us. She never had to, because Dad always made sure we knew about them.

One such belief Dad told us about is the Ghost Month, the seventh month of the year when ghosts and spirits mingled in the world of the living — our world.

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Hi there, stranger!

I'm Gail, a Filipina author based in the Philippines. I run a design studio with my husband in the outskirts of Manila, but I also do freelance copywriting and editing on the side. I write historical fantasy and contemporary novels with a dash of magic for middle grade readers. My fiction is represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media Group.

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Gail on Instagram!

  • Was only supposed to look for dalandan McFreeze, but hubby and I ended up having a huge Thai dinner ๐Ÿ˜
  • Was craving for ramen so hubby brought me to this small ramen house in Marikina. Not bad for Php158 (around $3) per bowl! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜„
  • I was pissed off at hubby, then he brought to a Scholastic warehouse sale and got me this ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•
  • Missing this boy! He should have been a year older today. Love you, Kubrick! Happy birthday ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ #KubrickTuesdays
  • Other couples wear couple shirts, but my husband and I wear couple running shoes! ๐Ÿ’• Got these new kicks 50% off at a sale, so we're both happy! ๐Ÿ˜„
  • My view for today ๐Ÿ˜„
  • My friend @karabodegon made this cute duck painting for me! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ž Sundae approves! ๐Ÿ˜„
  • These cuties hatched today, exactly on my birthday ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ˜ welcome to the world, little ones!!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• #ducklings #duckstagram #duckies
  • Hey guys, this is Sundae now! Look at that beautiful, iridescent green head ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’• #ducks #ducksofinstagram #duckstagram
  • It's been a while! I miss running ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ’œ
  • I had this today. It's gorgeous, isn't it? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  • Stuck at home nursing a cold. Saw this in my camera roll, a sunset pic from the car on the way home from Antipolo. ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด

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