#HeistClub: Writing ‘Classified’

by Georgette S. Gonzales I am not a stranger to crime fiction. As a young reader, I devoured Nancy Drew stories. Although many of the cases Nancy handled as a young sleuth were not the hardcore of crime as many adults know it from books for more mature audiences (ones that I enjoy now as an adult), I can say that Nancy, her friends Bess and George, their boys Ned, Burt and Dave, and series author Carolyn Keene were responsible for igniting in me the desire to uncover whodunnit, how and why. And then I became a published author. No, I…

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for April

Welcome to the fourth book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. However, this report is a little different from our previous ones. Here, we recommend some books from the Bookbed Store for you to add to your TBR pile this coming long weekend—or whenever! (Reading is eternal!) Feel free to pick up one (or some/or all) for the challenge, too! *** 1. Bayawak’s Trail by Justin Camacho-Tajonera What you’ll like: Getting in the middle of a murder mystery in the hinterlands of Surigao del Sur, soaking up Manobo folklore and…

Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 2 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors

by Allana Luta Last week, we launched Part 1 of our #HeistClub feature series. This time, we’re back with Part 2, with authors Irene Recio, Jee Ann Guibone, Georgette S. Gonzales and Ana Valenzuela of What We Fear who share with us their personal fears and the challenges and importance of writing crime stories. INSPIRATION AND CHALLENGES IN WRITING CRIME FICTION What made you want to write crime fiction? Irene: My love for reading started with Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. I loved how these books would take me on different adventures. I like watching police procedurals on TV and guessing who did the crime….