#HeistClub: Behind ‘Chasing an ATM Schemer’

by Racquel Sarah A. Castro Conceptualizing a crime fiction story was a challenge for me because at the core of my writing objective is the aspiration to make people feel good about who they are. Therefore, I wrote romance and inspirational pieces. So, really, shifting genres to mystery or thriller never crossed my mind. I could … Continue reading #HeistClub: Behind ‘Chasing an ATM Schemer’

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 throughout … Continue reading Lessons from ‘A Triumphant Detour’

#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 … Continue reading #BookbedReadsPHLit Report for April

Bookbed reviews: ‘Chasing An ATM Schemer’ by Racquel Sarah A. Castro

by KB Meniado Sometimes, I deliberately put off picking up crime fiction for fear that: 1) I will have nightmares about it, and 2) It will happen to me. But Chasing An ATM Schemer, the first book in The Fraud Haunter series by Racquel Sarah A. Castro, has been calling, and I thought it didn’t look like it would be triggering any … Continue reading Bookbed reviews: ‘Chasing An ATM Schemer’ by Racquel Sarah A. Castro

Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 1 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors

by KB Meniado Before I sat down to write this article, I tried out a little experiment. I asked some of my friends to recommend to me their favorite crime novels written by Filipinos. I wasn’t surprised that our exchanges were peppered with the recurring “Pero teka, crime fic ba ‘yun?” Coming from that, it’s a safe … Continue reading Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 1 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors

#buqoYA: A great option for Filipino authors and readers

by Racquel Sarah A. Castro Since the launch a year ago, Bookbed has featured five Filipino authors and their experiences in publishing their works in the country. We found that all of them had tried self-publishing at one point or another. And one of the ways a fledgling writer can introduce their story to the … Continue reading #buqoYA: A great option for Filipino authors and readers