WHO WE ARE

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Dream Team

KB

KB Meniado

In the words of Orhan Pamuk, she read a book one day and her whole life was changed.

allana

Allana Luta

likes stories in all its forms, be it through words, images or sounds.

bryan

Bryan Meniado

is obsessed with Detective Conan and Kobe Bryant.

mikki

Mikki Shiu

is a book lover, crafter and interior designer by profession.

lindy

Lindy Gamolo

is an old soul working hard to become a farmer one day. Off work, feeds herself with inspirations from books, films and scientific research to understand the universe better.

Readers and Dreamers

agnes

Agnes Manalo

is a Materials Science student who spends too much time and money in secondhand bookshops.

aia

Aia Arkoncel

is a 20-something designer who likes letters, mix tapes and Scrabble.

amber

Amber B. Garma

is a Creative Writing student at the Philippine High School for the Arts.

andrea

Andrea Bardos

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Ana Tejano

is a romance author and an active member of CFC Singles for Christ.

anna

Anna Oposa

is the Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas. She inherited her love for reading from her parents, who are voracious readers.

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Ariana Benipayo

baz

Baz Grimm-Pitch

is a lover of words, yet not a wordsmith.

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Bea Zafe

studies Creative Writing at the Philippine High School for the Arts.

bianca

Bianca Mori

is the author of One Night at the Palace Hotel, Tame The Kitten and the Takedown trilogy.

bj

BJ Medina

creates stories about Philippine myths and legends.

bm

BM

is the creator of Banana Feelings Comics.

cake

Cake Evangelista

is a self-diagnosed TV series addict.

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c.b. Joaquina

is a student, idealist and aspiring journalist.

celestine

Celestine Trinidad

is a licensed physician based in the Philippines, specializing in Pathology. In her spare time, she writes fictions—speculative fiction, romance and children’s short stories.

charlie

Charlie Diaz

seriously thinks that coffee should be IV-ed.

chrism

Chris Mariano

has written for the Philippine Free Press, Tayo Literary Magazine, Ideomancer, Plural Online Journal and The Philippine Speculative Fiction Anthology Vol. 7.

clarissa

Clarissa Chua

is often engrossed with a book, slaying dragons and discovering new lands.

carla

Carla de Guzman

is the author of self-published books Cities, Marry Me Charlotte B!, We Go Together and If the Dress Fits.

dawn

Dawn Lanuza

works for the music industry by day and writes meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night.

ek

EK Gonzales

is a genre writer and an advocate for local indie and semi-indie komiks.

elaine

Elaine Zapanta

is a shameless impulse book buyer, makeup enthusiast and body revolution activist.

gayna

Gayna Kumar

hannah

Hannah Taotjo

is a regular worker bee and self-declared poet.

hazel

Hazel Ureta

believes the nirvana of reading can only be achieved once you share it with other people.

ivy

Ivy Riototar

jay

Jay E. Tria

is the author of the Playlist series, Blossom Among Flowers and Majesty.

jane

Jane Galvez

jasper

Jasper Abalos

jb

JB Gutierrez

tries hard to be a responsible employee during the day, but is actually a daydreamer stuck in multiple worlds and universes, thanks to reading and gaming.

jess

Jess Dimayuga

works as an associate for a financial company where he make reports and create manuals on how to do the same reports.

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Jose Carlo Flordeliza

was a fellow of the Iyas Creative Writing Workshop in 2008 and the Silliman University National Writer's Workshop in 2010. His works has appeared in various literary magazines such as The Malate Literary Folio and The Philippine Free Press.

julan

Julan Donio Castro

is a book lover and a film enthusiast.

juvy

Juvy Ann Lazo

is a makeup junkie who has a strong obsession with eyeshadows.

kachi

Kachi Parado

believes that books, movies, coffee and bacon are all essential to one’s life.

karl

Karl Mabutas

is a professional crammer who writes articles about books rather than study for his finals.

karz

Karz Montealegre

breathes in poetry to give her life and locks the words in her mind to keep her alive.

kat

Kat Petines

is a 20-something who still cries over Harry Potter.

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Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla

is the author of Before I Do and What Am I to You.

kenna

Kenna Marcelo

is a “promiscuous reader” from the Philippines living in the desert of Dubai.

kimberly

Kimberly dela Cruz

is a freelance photojournalist who likes hanging out in bookstores and supermarkets.

L

L Meniado

is an amateur adult with an infinite reading list she tries to catch up with.

lausanne

Lausanne Barlaan

showed signs of being a bookworm at an early age when she preferred books over toys as reward.

liezel

Liezel Salera

is a proud Dabawenya, government consultant, global shaper and founder of Invest Mindanow and Project Save.

maria

Maria Pilar Lorenzo

is the Managing Editor of the quarterly publication entitled Philippine Governance Review and also works for Jobstart Philippines as a life skills trainer.

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Maria Criselda Santos

loves books, lipstick and cats. She has written stories and comics for children, young adults and the young at heart.

mavic

Mavic Basilia

likes reading books while dunking her favorite digestive dark chocolate biscuits in a cup of green tea.

mina

Mina V. Esguerra

is a romance author and publisher.

miren

Miren B. Flores

is the author of Loveless. Childless. Clueless. and Prep and Prejudice.

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Mitch Tizon

is a marketer by day, book lover by night, an artist at heart and a citizen of heaven.

mpur

Mpur Chan

is one of those muggles from Indonesia. But she lives like a Phoenix. Watch her fall… Watch her burn… Watch her rise!

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Nessie Quiambao

is a girl who writes to make sense of things.

nicai

Nicai de Guzman

is a time traveler. On weekends, she is likely in Medieval England.

nina

Nina Arquiza

is a graduate student who loves books, and sometimes has a lot of feelings for fictional characters.

ninaf

Nina Fuentes

loves cats, traveling and indulging in trashy fanfiction.

nitoy

Nitoy Gonzales

is a 30-something blogger who wears many hats but his passion above all is to preach the gospel and make God know to all men.

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Noel Villa

has a degree in literature and he doesn’t know what to do with it. He writes, hoping it may give answers.

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Oryo

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Paige Hermreck

loves clearance paperbacks, caffeine by the weak pot load, seeing someone on the train reading her favorite books and getting giddy over fiction.

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Pauline P

is a quirky lass who loves to pour out her insights or musings on her favorite fandoms.

petersen

Petersen Vargas

is a filmmaker.

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Rachel

racquel

Racquel Sarah Castro

is an author and a cerebral palsy advocate.

rae

Rae

loves and raves about matte lipsticks.

rea

Rea Alducente

is a Superwoman wannabe, lifestyle blogger, storyteller, explorer, chocoholic, pizza lover and snapshooter.

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Reysielyn Bueno

ay nakapagtapos ng kursong BSHRM sa STI College Fairview. Mayroon na rin siyang nagawang apat na maiikling kuwento na nailimbag sa tulong ng Pad of Writers.

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Ron Supan

graduated with a degree about numbers but favors literature more. In reading books, he prefers blood and gore over peace and love.

sahara

Sahara Suerte

works several odd jobs to fund her first opus, a novel.

salve

Salve Villarosa

has been obsessed with books since the wee age of two.

sarahb

Sarah Bulalacao

ay kasalukuyang nagtatrabaho bilang kawani ng gobyerno, pero nangangarap magkaroon ng bahay kubo sa isang liblib na kakahuyan sa probinsiya.

sarah

Sarah Grutas

was a Fellow for Fiction at the 7th UST National Writing Workshop in 2006. She used to write and edit paperback horror and romance novels before joining government service.

tara

Tara Frejas

is the author of Waiting in the Wings, Scandalized and <i?The Forget You Brew.

tellie

Tellie

is the (self-proclaimed and incontestable) subscription boxes queen of the Philippines.

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Toni Vivares

is a caffeine addict, soul searcher, star gazer and really, just a girl always on the run.

twila

Twila Bergania

is a blogger and a self-proclaimed digital extrovert based in Manila.

wina

Wina Puangco

writes fiction.

ysabel

Ysabel Andrea Tayco

a.k.a. notstargirl, is a mental health advocate, diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and depression. She sleeps, breathes and sometimes eats words as an English major student.

Roomies

alfonso

Alfonso Mangubat

is a teacher on the weekdays and a writer in between and during weekends.

beatrice

Bea Masaluñga

is a registered nurse who has a soft spot for romance novels and a little bit of everything.

cindy

Cindy Wong Dela Cruz

is a travel specialist by day and an author and a businesswoman in between.

inah

Inah Peralta

dreams to be an astronaut, but as a professional couch potato, she is mostly seen curled up in bed with a book.

jackie

Jackie Park

share stories of her life abroad as a Southeast Asian mother in Korea parenting multicultural children.

kevin

Kevin Dones

is an eccentric book dragon and imaginative fictionist.

kristel

Kristel Cruz

finds alliterations amusing: Chandeliers, cheesecake, and charm bracelets cheer her up.

lucille

Lucille de Mesa

is a licensed dentist and dog lover who aims to make people smile.

miguel

Miguel Galang

is a quirky introvert guy who enjoys reading, playing the keyboards and eating gourmet ice cream.

roomierae

Rae Rival

roanne

Roanne Manio

is a 19-year-old writer and bibliophile constantly lost in the wonderful abyss called the internet.

shealea

Shealea Jenice Iral

has been receiving her Starbucks orders with her name incorrectly spelled for as long as she can remember. She studies at UP Diliman.

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