On Becoming Our Best Selves: How Romance Author Carla de Guzman Likes It

by Kristin Carao I first encountered Carla de Guzman on Twitter. I had just discovered #romanceclass, a community of readers and authors of Filipino contemporary romance, which she is a part of. I remember feeling excited when I first started reading their books. The settings and characters were so realistic and easy to relate to that I thought I was entering into a world familiar and new at the same time. It made me miss the Philippines, my first home. When I found out she was planning on visiting Melbourne (my second home), I gladly took the chance to meet…