Often times as authors, it is the little things that come our way that make all the difference. We are not in this writing business for the money - well, yes, partly, but the raison d'être for most of us is the passion to weave words together, tell a story, create an alternate world, stir... Continue Reading →
Thank You For Your Time!
This goes out to everyone who tuned in to The Authors Show yesterday to listen to the interview podcast. I appreciate all the messages, notes, calls and comments from the bottom of my heart. Support and appreciation are essential for every author, but particularly for emerging authors in an age when every Tom, Dick and... Continue Reading →
Dreamcatcher ©FrogDiva Photography During the last years that I lived in Manila, my preferred hideaway was a little cove along Manila Bay, far from the crowds and visited only by the local fishermen or fishing enthusiasts. It was the place I retreated to in order to catch my breath while being caught up in the... Continue Reading →
Apocalyptic endings ©FrogDiva Photography April 2020 will go down in world history as one of the most controversial and turbulent months following WWII. This is not the time to... wait, let me stop right there and re-phrase: this is indeed the time to double back, evaluate and re-chart that course, because if you haven't been... Continue Reading →
Long-term goal: digital nomad
Let's face it, unless you have broken into the mass market and are selling books by the thousands, every writer has to keep a day job. This is the tragic reality that I face, with stacks of bills staring back at me from my desk. There is nothing I desire more than to simply have... Continue Reading →
The Hunt (is on)
Great writers are born, not trained. No amount of training or sophisticated degrees will ever turn you into a great writer if you do not have the gift. A good writer at best, but if that extra special element that captivates the readers from the first to the last page is missing, then you will... Continue Reading →
First Author Interview!
I woke up this morning to find the notification that my first author interview has been published on Literary Titan! Click HERE to visit the site. Wings at Dawn follows a journalist on a fact-finding mission about child pornography and human trafficking in India. Why did you choose this topic for your novel? I was a... Continue Reading →
No Such Thing As Overnight Miracles
Yin and Yang ©FrogDiva Photography My father-in-law, may he rest in peace, always cautioned against people who promised overnight wealth and instant success. Such grandiose empty promises will blow up in your face sooner or later, and he was right. Similarly, in the Philippines there is an expression "Ningas-Kugon" which aptly describes the process of... Continue Reading →