In This Life Release Date

Finally, a release date!

I really want to do things right this time. So we’re having a Blog Tour, and Teasers and Arcs are going out. I hope that you all get to participate. And thank you for being here. I can’t wait for you to read this book.



I’ve been back in the US for more than one week, but really only home for a few days. Never again will I underestimate the power of jetlag. It’s been the bane of my crazy days, chasing me throughout the day, rendering me useless and holding me captive whenever I stop moving. I’ve been nodding off in totally deep sleep in front of the TV, on the train, in the car. I’m up at 4 am and in a dazed blur by 5pm.

At a meeting the other day, I promised my team that I would get back to them next week on something that I had to respond to immediately. The fog in my brain needs to lift soon or else I’m going to have to quit.

I guess it didn’t help that in the last week, I have crossed all time zones. From Manila to Chicago to New York and then San Francisco. Caught in the UN General Assembly/Pope Francis Visit traffic in New York, I welcomed the delay as I nodded off in the car on the way to the airport. Even the shops across the street from my hotel in Union Square could not rouse me into activity. One purse had been calling my name for a few months at the Goyard store three steps away from the hotel. And yet, the thought of getting to my bed was much more enticing than hugging a new leather baby in my arms.

No joke – in my sluggishness a few days ago, I slipped and fell in the shower and jammed my middle finger. So add a sprained finger to the wrath of the time zones.

This madness has got to end soon.

At least until I fly to Europe at the end of the month.

A Homecoming To Remember – MIBF Book Tour 2015


What an incredible visit! There are just no words to describe the past two weeks. Try as hard as I may, I find myself at a loss for truly articulating what the experience has meant to me. From the day we arrived in Cebu – spending time with my sister and her family, seeing my […]

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See You Soon, Cebu and Manila! #CTCinPH

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Moving On – At Least for Now

I entered the boxing match today – slipped under the ropes and snuck into the center of the ring. Without  protective gear, no gloves, no mouth guard, not even a  team to cheer me on. Just me and my words and my story.  In my quest to enter the traditional world of publishing, I handed […]

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Next Stop: Home

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It seemed like a fun idea, a chance for me and two friends to get away, to relax, to see another part of the world. And then I thought, since we were already going to be there, why not have a small book signing? Something we can do independently, one day in between the sun […]

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Steamy hot but a lot of laughs – The Traveling Bookshelf Event

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It all started at the airport. When the friend I met for the weekend arrived at Terminal E, swore that it was a small airport and that I should wait for her at Terminal A. Of course, that was right before her luggage ended up on a later flight. If she weren’t so entertaining, I […]

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It’s been fun, St. Louis!

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The 2015 Edition of Penned Con was another success! Thanks in most part to Rick and Amy Miles and the RCPR staff and team. It’s funny because this is the first event in a long time where I hardly knew anybody. I clung to Kelsey Kukal Keeton like her fourth child, and spent a lot […]

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Own Your Life

Yesterday, InD’Tale magazine published my very first interview ever in their summer double issue. This wonderful experience took place many months ago, when the Chicago winter blanketed the ground with inches and inches of snow.  You can imagine how nostalgic I felt as I read my words over again two very different seasons later.  I […]

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Insipid Nominated for Awards at Penned Con 2015!

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What a great week it has been for me! First, a shout out by my friend, Tarryn Fisher. And now this. Nominations are out for the Penned Con 2015 awards and Insipid is in two categories! Here’s the link to vote. Please show us some love! And thank you all, for always being here.  PLEASE […]

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