Continuing the Legacy: An Interview with #HeistClub New Blood Authors Part 1

by Allana Luta In June of 2016, Bookbed published a 3-part interview series with crime fiction authors from the newly established #HeistClub. Their voices were fresh and exciting, introducing crime fiction with a local flair to Filipino readers. Two years on, #HeistClub is back with an anthology titled The Secrets That We Keep, featuring five shortContinue reading “Continuing the Legacy: An Interview with #HeistClub New Blood Authors Part 1”

Lessons from ‘A Triumphant Detour’

by Allana Luta In A Triumphant Detour, author Racquel Sarah A. Castro narrates her experiences in life with cerebral palsy, from birth to present. There’s a lot to learn from her story and here are the top three lessons I gained from reading her autobiography. Faith can give you strength. If there’s one overwhelming theme throughoutContinue reading “Lessons from ‘A Triumphant Detour’”

Brave(he)art: An Interview with Shai San Jose

by KB Meniado One of the most important facets of growing up and learning who you are as an individual is being able to express yourself. It can be as diverse as the clothes you wear to the music you listen to down to the words you choose to use. For Shai, watercolor is her weaponContinue reading “Brave(he)art: An Interview with Shai San Jose”

Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 3): An Interview with Jay E. Tria and Georgette S. Gonzales

by KB Meniado The start of April—which is tomorrow!—usually means vacation, and if you’re still looking for places to get away to, here’s Promdi Heart, a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces. Did I say places? I meant, pages! Once you get your hands on this, you would definitely start planning your itinerary and looking at bus and planeContinue reading “Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 3): An Interview with Jay E. Tria and Georgette S. Gonzales”

Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 2): An Interview with Chris Mariano and Agay Llanera

by Kevin Dones Preparing your to-read pile for the next month? You might want to add Promdi Heart, a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces that is sure to take you on adventures! (Also good for #BookbedReadsPHLit!) In this interview, we talk to two of the authors, Chris Mariano and Agay Llanera, about summer festivals, fishermen’s absContinue reading “Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 2): An Interview with Chris Mariano and Agay Llanera”

Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 1): An Interview with C.P. Santi and Ines Bautista-Yao

by Inah Peralta Summer is almost here, and that means you’re probably already planning where to go or what to do this vacation. Good thing reading is always an option! Here is a recommendation: Promdi Heart, a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces. (Also good for #BookbedReadsPHLit!) In this interview, we talk to two of the authors,Continue reading “Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 1): An Interview with C.P. Santi and Ines Bautista-Yao”

On Best Beginnings: An Interview with ‘Before I Do’ Author Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla

by Twila Bergania When we first read Before I Do (BIDO), it was refreshing to find what Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla’s writing brought to our bedsides and shelves. As in our book review, it felt a lot like chatting with a really good—albeit brutally honest—friend over coffee. Heroine Kit Castille’s strong sense of growth made sense after herContinue reading “On Best Beginnings: An Interview with ‘Before I Do’ Author Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla”

Writing Letters for Every Girl: An Interview with ‘Found’ Author Isa Garcia

by Lausanne Barlaan Letter writing had been tagged ‘outdated’ more than once before, and with the constant surge of new technologies of how people send messages across—email, text, blog and social media, some would consider the claim to be true. Who writes letters anymore? Well.. Dear friend, I had the opportunity of talking to a letterContinue reading “Writing Letters for Every Girl: An Interview with ‘Found’ Author Isa Garcia”

Pawing Through Bookmarks and Paper Goods: An Interview with Sashi’s Squad

by KB Meniado Receipts, scraps of paper, rulers, apple corks—that’s just some of the things readers use as bookmarks. But there are other readers, just like our Bookmarked friends here, who take it to another level. They have vast collections of some of the best page markers ever made that are practical and eye-catching. You may alsoContinue reading “Pawing Through Bookmarks and Paper Goods: An Interview with Sashi’s Squad”

Going for Takedown: An Interview with Author Bianca Mori

by Nina Arquiza Bianca Mori’s first novella, One Night at the Palace Hotel, was published in 2014, and this was soon followed by Tame the Kitten. In Too Deep, published in 2015, marked the start of the Takedown trilogy, her first series. Now, over a year later, the final book, entitled Scorched Earth, has been released! BiancaContinue reading “Going for Takedown: An Interview with Author Bianca Mori”