Playing with Art and Book Design: An Interview with Miles Tan

by KB Meniado We do judge some books by their covers, and like any self-respecting reader and book lover, I always swoon a little whenever I see pretty editions. Pretty is subjective, of course, but if we’re talking pretty as in lovely with a side of heart-skipping, then I think Miles Tan’s works qualify. I’veContinue reading “Playing with Art and Book Design: An Interview with Miles Tan”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co

by Allana Luta THE STORY In this collection of short stories, Alina R. Co conjures the monsters and other worldly creatures we’ve seen as children. These are characters that have piqued our bottomless pits of imagination, both real and imagined, and friendly and frightening. Here are winged creatures in cereal bowls, a man who collectsContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co”

Winning Over Love and Writing: An Interview with Author Ana Tejano

by Inah Peralta When a favorite romance author tweets about a new novel, you take heed and action. I know I did! Here, I talk to Ana Tejano about her upcoming book Win Meah Over, plus her writing process and favorite characters. Happy month of love and romance! Win Meah Over, Mar 2019 (not gonna make it toContinue reading “Winning Over Love and Writing: An Interview with Author Ana Tejano”

Falling for Romance: An Interview with Author Ines Bautista-Yao

by KB Meniado Ines Bautista-Yao knows a lot about love—she’s a daughter, a wife, a mother, a teacher, and… an author and editor of romance fiction! To open the month of love ;), here she talks about writing kilig, learning from aspirations and living one’s passion. Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of young adult and contemporary,Continue reading “Falling for Romance: An Interview with Author Ines Bautista-Yao”

For His Love of Mother Tongue: Jerome Herrera on Translating ‘The Little Prince’ into Chavacano

by Nove Patangan I spent most of my teenage years back in my hometown in Dipolog City in Zamboanga. There, I met different people who spoke different languages, of which Chavacano is one. Although I can only speak a few Chavacano words, this language speaks to me a volume of the people’s culture and identity.Continue reading “For His Love of Mother Tongue: Jerome Herrera on Translating ‘The Little Prince’ into Chavacano”

Creating A Metropolis of Art and Memories: An Interview with Jay Pillerva

by KB Meniado She makes art, she writes stories, she puts them together, she self-publishes her first book. Meet 21-year-old Jay Pillerva, or better known as @jaaychaan online, and learn about how she began creating and how she made her first illustrated novel Quinn and the Metropolis happen. Jay Pillerva is an independent illustrator, novelist and animator from theContinue reading “Creating A Metropolis of Art and Memories: An Interview with Jay Pillerva”

Exploring through Confessional Writing: An Interview with Richsean Jeff Dy

by KB Meniado I met Richsean Jeff Dy at the Booklatan session led by the National Book Development Board last November 9 in Toril, Davao City. His table displayed a copy of his zine, sa ikapito, ako dapat ang maglaho, a collection of poems about how it means to love and to hurt, to letContinue reading “Exploring through Confessional Writing: An Interview with Richsean Jeff Dy”

Magic in Food, Magic in Words: Author Agay Llanera On Getting Writing Right

by Romy Peña Cruz Author Agay Llanera enjoys writing about food, and her readers are rewarded well for it. In her books like young adult novellas Choco Chip Hips and This Side of Sunny, she displays her talent for mixing topics of self acceptance, body image and family issues with scenes about baking confections andContinue reading “Magic in Food, Magic in Words: Author Agay Llanera On Getting Writing Right”

Backstage Pass, Too: Author Tara Frejas on Sequels and Growing as a Writer

by Allana Luta Tara Frejas is a name that’s familiar to Bookbed readers who have been here for a while. We’ve done a couple of reviews of her works, recommended her to our readers, and had her as a featured author as part of the #romanceclass column. So to say that we’re fans would beContinue reading “Backstage Pass, Too: Author Tara Frejas on Sequels and Growing as a Writer”

#ProjectSavingNoah, #GaleWatchCon and Other Stories of Hope: An Interview with Author Six de los Reyes

by Romy Peña Cruz It’s always great to find new stories and find yourself cheering for the characters who live in a world so unfamiliar but also interesting. This was how I felt after chatting with author and marine scientist Six de los Reyes about her latest book, Project Saving Noah, the second release fromContinue reading “#ProjectSavingNoah, #GaleWatchCon and Other Stories of Hope: An Interview with Author Six de los Reyes”