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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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Anything Goes Anthology book signing

I missed you, Mister Kapre. I’ve been busy with work and of course, writing! I’ve churned out two short stories this month (I’ll edit them first before finding them new homes), but that’s not the exciting part. Anything Goes Anthology, the collection of short stories from multi-national authors where My Name is Pedro is included, ...

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I failed at Camp

So, I tried my hand at trying to do Camp NaNoWriMo. You can guess what happened, Mister Kapre. FAIL! I’m 8,000 words short of my 20,000 word count goal. And what even sucks is that I’ve done something like this already, and even finished one at around 25,000 words. I thought about what might have ...

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My Aether-5 board on Pinterest

Check this out, Mister Kapre! I made an inspiration board for the novel I’m working on, Aether-5. You won’t know the plot by looking at my Pins, but it’ll give you an idea of how I envisioned the world. (And the characters. Don’t forget the hot guys in the story!). I’ll be updating the board ...

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Anddddd….. The new theme goes live!

Look at that, Mister Kapre! Our little nook on the Web has a nifty new theme. I’m still ironing out some kinks in the landscape iPad version — argh, the Twitter widget just won’t play nice with my code — and some pages are still under construction, but the blog is almost ready. We can ...

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The two sides of the pen name coin

Guess what, Mister Kapre? I’ve just completed my first novella! It’s still in horrible shape, riddled with plot holes and spelling/grammar errors galore. I’ll also need to fix up the first part where I’ve experimented with Point-of-View change, but still. I finished it. For the first time ever, I got to type “The End” for ...

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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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Gail on Instagram!

  • 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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