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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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  • Happy Independence Day! ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Let's remember all the heroes who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today, & take this moment to examine the effects of colorism & colonial mentality on our people & country.

To celebrate, I'm posting this excerpt from my upcoming book ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ #novel19s @novel19s
  • Feast All You Can with friends! I'm soooooo full ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Leche flan with friends ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Better late than never! After-Mother's Day seafood dinner with my mom ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Food post! Hubby and I tried this place called Cafe Lydia last weekend. Pretty yum and the price isn't bad ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
  • My hair's five inches shorter now ๐Ÿ˜ I don't think Sundae is happy about it... Less hair for him to pull ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Monday seafood date with hubby! Cheap, but very very filling! ๐Ÿ˜
  • Sundae isn't happy with the attention Quackie is getting. This is how duck pics are done, he says ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Sometimes, all you need to conquer that stubborn chapter is a little pep talk from your laptop and a wobbly, Happy Meal toy ๐Ÿ˜Š #amrevising #amwriting #kidlit #mg
  • It's that time of the year again when these little furballs get their free anti-rabies shots and pet registration from the municipal vet! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • #authorlifemonth Day 6: Awesome Moment. There are a lot of awesome moments in my writing life (and more coming soon), but that day I visited my grandma, my Mama Nena, to tell her about signing with such an amazing agent is my first proudest moment as an author. You see, Mama Nena was the one who taught me to read. I couldn't keep up with my classmates, so Mama Nena spent every day after school with me, using my affinity for art to associate words with meanings. Without her, I wouldn't be the writer that I am now. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š
  • #authorlifemonth Day 5: book setting. I'm a bit late, and I likely won't be able to post daily, but today's theme is just so hard to pass up! ๐Ÿ˜„ My book takes place in different parts of Metro Manila, but it begins in a park inside a fictional gated subdivision in Quezon City, somewhere near Katipunan Avenue. ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐ŸŒด

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