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Edits, edits, and more edits

I always find it hard to explain why I have to take so long editing. The meaning of “Why, is it not good enough yet?” will differ, depending on who’s asking. If it’s somebody who’s always trying to put me down, it has negative connotations. But for innocent friends and relatives who know what a perfectionist I am, it’s just what it is — isn’t my book good enough yet?

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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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Hi there, stranger!

I'm Gail. I'm a Filipina author born and based in the Philippines. I'm also a web designer, an entrepreneur, and a graphic artist. I love pineapple pizza, seafood, and chocolate, but not in a single dish together (eww). My husband and I live in the outskirts of Manila with our dogs, ducks, turtles, cats, and one friendly but lonesome chicken. My Fate According to the Butterfly is my debut novel.

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  • I had a hair cut, and my highlights are purple again! ๐Ÿ˜Š this me with my younger sis ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•
  • This doesn't happen very often ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Added a bit of color to my perpetually black hair! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • One of the best days ever is meeting your Writer Ate (Big Sister) in person for the first time ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’• And yes, that is a kwek-kwek plushie @erinentrada is holding ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Now that I've resurfaced from dinner buffet coma, here's us celebrating Dad's birthday! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Been a while since my last food post, so here you go! ๐Ÿ˜Š mais con hielo, crispy crablets, crispy tripe kare-kare, and sarsiadong mahi-mahi ๐Ÿ’– #pinoyfood
  • #PWPoePrompts Day 12 & #ThursdayAesthetic 
Meet Sab, the main character of my middle grade debut novel, MY FATE ACCORDING TO THE BUTTERFLY (coming in 2019 from Scholastic). Oil pastels are her fave art medium. Sab is asthmatic. She has a pet duck, a white best friend, & a much-older sister. The smell of ylang-ylang reminds Sab of her late grandmother โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Hello! I'm Gail, your friendly neighborhood #pitchwars technology director. ๐Ÿ˜Š My mg debut, MY FATE ACCORDING TO THE BUTTERFLY, is coming from Scholastic in 2019. I won't be mentoring this year to focus on pw tech stuff, but I'm so excited to meet you all! ๐Ÿ˜Š #PWPoePrompts
  • 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

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