Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Light Bringer's Kingdom, Pre-listed!

The novel I wrote and rewrote and reworked hundreds of times has finally materialized as a real book. I believe in this story and didn't want to give up on it even if I was feeling a wee bit hopeless that no Philippine publishers were interested in taking it. Maybe it's because the novel is science fiction? Maybe there's no market? Not sure.

But all of that happened so I can have this book published by the cool, professional folks of Zharmae Publishing Press. They're young and amazing and I love having the chance to work with them.

Here's the final cover art by Tomasz Wieja:

Pre-orders of the Kindle edition are happening now at

The book will launch on September 12, 2015 and the paperback edition will be released a week after that.

Super excited! If you're interested, please do support me. I appreciate any help in getting the word out. I can give out copies for those who'd like to review my novel. :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My New Creative Endeavor: Art in Jewels

It's something I'm exploring to channel my art into--jewelry creation. I use a combination of materials like precious and semi-precious stones, silk, glass, metals and leather to make wearable art. The concept is a fusion of nature and the human touch to create wearable pieces of art.

I already opened an instagram page @artinjewels
and the Facebook page:

Here are some of my creations :)

Glass and Pearls

Ice Jade and Silver

Carnelian and Silk

Glass and Metal

Lapiz Lazuli and Carnelian

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Poem in Liquid Imagination and Short-Listed in the Erbacce Prize

"Soul Searching" at Liquid Imagination

The 2015 Erbacce Prize released its "long" shortlist and I'm honored to be included. Hoping and crossing my fingers that I win this one :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

darkening sky
the bamboo weeps over
the sun

featured in the Haiku Special from the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest. Honored to be included.:)

Read the rest of the Special here.