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Designing the cover of Stella Torres’ Crushingly Close

Let’s interrupt another hiatus! This time, with a book tour 🙂 But this isn’t your ordinary book tour post, mind you. It’s so happened that I don’t just know the author, but I was the one who made the book cover as well! In this post, I’ll tell you as much as I can about my process, and how we eventually got to the cover you’re seeing now.

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Yet another website redesign!

Remember when I said I just cannot blog if my website’s design was a mess? WELL. Apparently, it takes me just a year to get bored with an existing layout. But you know, I think this one’s gonna be it!

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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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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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  • This handsome boy is keeping me company tonight while I write edit letters and design websites 😘💕
  • Lunch today 😀🍴🍣
  • Doing a bit of self-care with hubby tonight.  Been a while since my last jog, so I'm pretty sure my legs are so going to hate me tomorrow 😂
  • Me and my sis testing the Vivo phone camera!
  • Sundae is feeling so much better today! The epsom salt water helped a lot in flushing the toxins out of his system. Thank you, friends, for your well wishes and prayers 😘 #petducks #duckstagram #ducksofinstagram
  • This little boy is sick today. Please pray for Sundae's recovery :( #ducks #petducks #duckstagram #ducksofinstagram
  • A rare moment: hubby with a tie, and me in a fuchsia pink dress 😂😂😂
  • Christmas isn't Christmas without puto bumbong! I've been so busy during the holiday break, I couldn't get my puto bumbong fix till now 🍴😊 kain na!
  • Happy New Year, everyone! 2017 was awesome, but 2018 will be awesome-r. Here's to another great year! 🍻🎉🎉🎉🎆🎇🎊😊😆
  • Sundae is shy 😂
  • Because hubby and I have the flu, Christmas Eve lunch was Salmon Belly Sinigang sa Miso 😄🍴
  • It's gonna be a busy weekend! The ducks and I might not be able to do our holiday shoot, so here's Sundae wishing you all a Merry Christmas! 😄🎄✨

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