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 →

On becoming an interesting person

I am going through my Elizabeth Gilbert phase at the moment, devouring her books and stories with great pleasure. For the past two months I revisited every possible Isabel Allende book (in Spanish) that I could get my hands on, in whatever medium. Then I switched over to Elizabeth Gilbert, whose personal style of writing... Continue Reading →

Carpe Diem

My parents sent me to dance classes and painting lessons at a very early age. I was one of the few children who didn't grumble about these after-school activities, simply because it was better than being sent to arts and crafts or sewing school. I never understood, however, why the teachers always said that to... Continue Reading →

Innocence Interrupted

I am the type of writer who draws inspiration from life on the streets, no matter where I find myself in the world. Sometimes it is a lonely man in a cafe in Berlin. Or another day it will be the young lovers hiding behind the trees in Bangkok embroiled in a bitter disagreement. It... 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 →

Thrilled!

July has always been a good month for me, and so far the first week has proven itself true. I am thrilled to share the latest review of Wings at Dawn, this time from Literary Titan

Becoming No One

©FrogDiva Photography It has been almost a month since the Game of Thrones series ended. If you were a true fan, and did things the right way, you read the books as well. Failure to do so would be disrespectful to George R. R. Martin and his brilliance. Admittedly, it is no easy (or cheap)... 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 →

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