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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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  • 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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