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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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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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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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  • Uhm guise if you see me wearing the seemingly same shirt in my pics in the next few days, please know that I actually just packed shirts of the same color? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • Day 19 of #authorlifemonth Non-bookish Hobby: biking! 🚴 I was only 4 years old when I first learned to ride a bike on two wheels without balancers---I ended up with lots of scars, but it was worth it! 😁 I've been biking on and off over the years, but lately, my husband and I have been trying to make this a regular thing again... And maybe even do trail eventually! πŸš΅πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•
  • Day 18 of #authorlifemonth Dream Author Meeting. One of my awesome mentors @erinentrada was in Manila last year for a literary festival. We were supposed to meet at her signing, but Marcos Highway got flooded and it was impossible for me to leave. So Erin and I met at her hotel just before she left for the airport! 😊 That's 1 out of 3 of my dream author meetings... One day, I will meet my two other author mentors @katemessner and @anicarissi πŸ˜˜πŸ’•
  • Day 16 of #authorlifemonth : Your Biggest Fan. That would be my younger sister Joyce, who has been a fan of me, her Ate Gail, probably since the day she was born πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•
  • My Butterflies (the book and goodluck origami ones) are in Australia!!! πŸ˜Šβœ¨πŸ’–πŸ’•βœ¨ thanks for the gorgeous pic, Remy! πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’• #Repost @rrremylai (@get_repost)
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I got this beautiful ARC from @gaildvillanueva. It’s a beautiful book and you should all read it!
#mglit #kidlit #middlegrade
  • Day 8 of #authorlifemonth : Writer friends. Isabelle Adrid @karabodegon @rinchupeco @hazelstaybookish @taries Stef Tran @kateva11 πŸ’– not in pictures, but we will have a photo together one day: @rachelsomerauthor @elsiechapman πŸ’– These amazing authors make the solitary art of writing so not lonely as it usually is. Love you, ladies πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’•
  • Gonna see if I can do #authorlifemonth this February! I missed yesterday, so I'll do two in one day 😊 Day 1's theme is "your books" so there's me with the Advanced Reviewer Copies (ARCs) of My Fate According to the Butterfly, which will be out on July 30 from Scholastic Press! Day 2's theme is "non-author photo," so there's me with Sundae just being lazy 😁
  • This is Jemima the Puddle-Duck, the smallest, the quietest, and the least needy duck of my flock. She doesn't poop or demand for food and a clean pool either, so that's a huge plus! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚
  • It's Quackie's birthday / hatchday today. She's 4 years old now. She was so well-behaved during her photoshoot πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’– #petducks #petsofinstagram #ducksofinstagram #duckstagram #pekinducks #cute
  • Spent an awesome Sunday afternoon with three fabulous Filipino book bloggers πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
  • Since we're too cheap to buy our own fireworks, we're just watching our rich neighbors burn away their money! πŸ˜‚ HELLO 2019!!!!! 😘😘😘
  • Shiny blue drink to welcome 2019! Happy New Year!!!! πŸ˜˜βœ¨πŸŽ‰πŸΎ

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