Because There Were No Poems Last Week

…and I’ve been too busy/tired/sick to write anything that I think is worth sharing, I’m just gonna invite you guys to pre-order Piece by Piece. You have until Saturday Manila time to reserve your copies!

I’m proud to say that I helped this project along by running a workshop for people who were interested in poetry, but didn’t know where to begin (or weren’t sure if they were doing it right). Their work can be found behind this book’s pretty cover.
Fun fact: the lovely cover was by Ruel Domdom, one of the most talented artists I know. He’s also a really good SEO Analyst/Excel Wizard. Look him up! Pay for his art! 😊

This book also wouldn’t have happened if Ms. Marigold Uy didn’t push for it; so thank heavens for her. If you need to have a book formatted, I encourage you guys to find her and pay her to do it.

Support poets, everyone! Please buy this book. 💃

HEARTS FOR SALE (Is launching)

Hello, hello, sweeties!

Super busy right now because there are BIG CHANGES in my work life and I’m about to go on PTO (so I need to get as much as I could done). But I wanted to keep up the habit of posting every Wednesday.

Besides, Project: TIMES “Hearts for Sale” is launching tomorrow, and we have an introvert-friendly Facebook event you might want to check out because there will be giveaways! You get to learn more about the contributors (crazy, but not too dangerous)! There might be games!

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Click here to pre-order Hearts for Sale!

If you can’t go or buy the book, that’s totally fine. But I would like to ask you guys to help us boost the signal—the more people in the universe know about us, the more likely we are to write. And the more we write, the better we get.

We’re like wine in that it ages well, but we’re better because we actively do stuff while wine just sits in your home’s open bar (are we SERIOUSLY the only family I know who puts the open bar right next to the entrance to our unit?).

But back to the topic: I’d be ever so grateful if people either bought the book or said hi at the online event, so much so that I’m willing to give stuff away to one lucky buyer and one person who shows up at the launch event for my time slot.

What am I giving away? Oh, sweeties. Spoilers.

So are you buying/will I see you at the launch?

Komiket Is on Saturday – Will You Be There?

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Me? I’ll certainly try to get there.

There are so many reasons why I think going to Komiket will be awesome:

  • Motzie Dapul is planning to sell her Beloved Engkato Horrors comic, which is an LGBT Philippine urban fantasy thing (I love her, seriously)
  • Paperback copies of Tara FrejasPaper Planes Back Home and The Forget You Brew will be available (I have fangirled over her writing before)
  • Hell, a bunch of writerly folks I like will be there (check out the #romanceclass booth!)
  • Plus, MORE indie work I haven’t seen before
  • It’ll be held at a fairly accessible place, on a date covered by a long weekend I filed for, and the entrance fee is way cheaper than a movie ticket
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Check out the details on their Facebook page!

The things getting in my way:

  • The fact that I haven’t even finished my draft for Project Times
  • The weird weather (been getting random asthma attacks over the last month or so)
  • A sick kitty (my poor Babudook!)
  • The TV show and book backlog I’ve been ignoring
  • My own laziness (which is considerable and clearly genetic)

Unfortunately, I can neither confirm nor deny my presence at the Komikon at this point. But that doesn’t mean that YOU can’t enjoy yourself there.

So if you have the time (and the willpower), come check this event out!

Reviewing: Paper Planes Back Home

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Tara Frejas is a magical writer and everyone should read her work. Seriously.

I struggled with writing this review, not just because a bunch of life stuff (and laziness) happened but also because it’s hard to find the words to describe the experience of reading Frejas’ work. I was so very tempted to just keep my review along the lines of “For the love of god, just read it!” because it’s literally the best way to understand why her stories are amazing, but I knew that wouldn’t work for a lot of people looking for their next read.

Which is why I’m here. I’m just a fan, standing in front of other readers, begging them to read Paper Planes Back Home.

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I highly recommend this to people who need to feel happy again. Wanna find out why?

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