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Poknat, the ungrateful little duck

After all we’ve done for her, Poknat just flew up the wall and left. Just like that.

You see, we never really intented to have Poknat. I already have four ducks to care for. Two drakes, two girls — the perfect balance. Poknat came into our lives when my dad took pity on her.

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So long, Mister Kapre

I honestly didn’t plan on changing my site’s design so soon. But the old one was just so gloomy, and I wasn’t happy with it. Besides, Mister Kapre is gone. Our neighbor’s mango tree, where the kapre supposedly lived, had been cut down. Got uprooted during a typhoon. Call me superstitious, but I don’t want

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Cover Reveal: Chameleon (The Domino Project #1)

Let’s do something different on the blog! I know I haven’t been blogging much, but life happened. Writing happened. I’m currently editing my first novel. There isn’t much to say about it until it’s actually published — or represented, for that matter — so I’ll keep mum about it for now. But if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll have an idea what it is I’m working on ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of Twitter… One of the writerly folks I’ve met online is KT Hana, and she’s got a cover for her upcoming book for you to see! As a science fiction fan, I’m really looking forward to reading her story. Check it out, and join the raffle! ๐Ÿ™‚

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“Seven Weeks” in Diversity is Coming anthology

Interrupting radio silence to put this here: my YA short story, “Seven Weeks,” is included in the Diversity is Coming anthology. So honored to be part of this high fantasy collection. Best of all, you can get it for free! ๐Ÿ™‚ The days of unified culture and singular Great Kingdoms are over. In their place,

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Hello, 2015!

2015 was quite a ride. It brought on a slew of deaths, hospital confinement, and added responsibilities. But horrible as my year might have been, I did gain new friends and did something I never thought I would: finish my first-ever novel. I don’t like dwelling on the awful things, because I always like to

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NaNoWriMo 2014, I’m ready for you!

Hello Mister Kapre! Guess what? I’m trying my hand at a full 50,000-word NaNoWriMo this year! Take a look at my preps…

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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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