My heartfelt gratitude to Powerbooks, Ms. Nida Ramirez, Kyra Ballesteros, and the rest of Visprint; artist Aldy Aguirre for creating great art for my book, fellow authors Paolo Chikiamco, Karl De Mesa, and Dean Francis Alfar; fellow Alternative Alamat contributors, and the people who took the time to drop by the launch, listen, chat, buy books and have their copies of Dwellers signed. Thank you very much!
Dwellers is available now in all Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal and Cavite branches of National Book Store and Powerbooks Store, as well as Uno Morato in Quezon City.
For those outside Luzon, copies are also making their way to your book stores.
Photos! I wasn’t able to take a lot of photos, but I thoroughly enjoyed Paolo’s short talk about the rationale behind Alternative Alamat (How come we know more about Greek myths than our own myths?) and the contributors’ individual stories behind their stories, Dean’s advice to new writers (summary: the mechanism is all there, all you have to do is actually sit down and write!), and Karl’s showbiz tsismis. (Talagang yung tsismis yung nag-stand out sa akin ano.)
After the event, celebrating with Jaykie and some ciders.
I also got copies of the books launched that day. Grateful for the heartfelt messages.
Here’s a closer look at Dwellers. I’m loving the size — it’s small enough to fit in your back pocket.
Early reviews from readers are positive and encouraging. :)
Thanks, and happy reading!!!