The Tattooed Map

The Tattoed Map

Running into old books in thrift stores is like bumping into old acquiantances or friends. Last week, I stopped by Books for Less at the SM Mall of Asia not really thinking I’d buy anything; but there it was sitting on a shelf near the entrance.

The book was The Tattooed Map by Barbara Hodgson and published by Chronicle Books. I first saw the book way back in 1999 at the now-closed Powerbooks…

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Isang Harding Papel

At the Manila International Book Fair

From L-R: Iori Espiritu, Aldy Aguirre, Me, Augie Rivera, Felinda Bagas, Raissa Rivera Falgui

Last September 21, during the 42nd Anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, we held a book signing at the Adarna House booth at the Manila International Book Fair.

Written by Augie Rivera,“Isang Harding Papel”is a historical children’s book about this dark period in Philippine…

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"One Mighty, Awesome, Incredible Rescue"

“One Mighty, Awesome, Incredible Rescue”

The Manila International Book Fair is just around the corner (it’s happening on Sept. 17 – 21, 2014) and I’ve been busy finishing a children’s book for OMFLit under their Hiyas banner. The book is called “One Mighty, Awesome, Incredible Rescue” and it’s a retelling of the Exodus story written by Yna Reyes.

The book is currently being rushed to press to make the Book Fair, but here’s the cover art…

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Never Forget


I’ve been busy these past few months working on an upcoming children’s book entitled “Isang Harding Papel” (A Paper Garden) set during the 1970s – the Martial Law years. Written by Augie Rivera and published by Adarna House, the book will be coming out soon

As with all period stories, research is essential; not just textual research but visual as well. Protest pictures were relatively easy…

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