story sale, and other stories

Four-day weekend coming up! I plan to sleep.

I have confirmed today that my haunted house story, “The Ghosts of Sinagtala”, will be appearing in a future issue of Philippine Genre Stories. Many thanks to editor Kenneth Yu.

And in another Kyu-related update (hehe), here is an interview with Kenneth Yu about Philippine Horror Stories for Young Adults, a horror YA antho he edited with Dean Francis Alfar and to be published by UP Press. It includes my story, “Dan’s Dreams”. Thanks to EK for the link!

Some friends have been posting photos of my book/themselves with my book. How cute is that?

Here’s my copy of Eliza Victoria‘s lovely book. I don’t usually approach the Customer Service counter when looking for titles, but this time I did…with a smile.

She’s that good with stories. Go buy a copy! :D

Ever since I read her short story “Sugar Pi” back during our college days, I already became a BIG fan! I’m so proud of you Eliza! Congratulations!

Friends, I can vouch that this book is a good buy! Woot woot! Supportahan natin ang talentong Pilipino!

I know trading six months of your life for the non-stop rains so you can write good stories was worth it. (FB The Fort said I was the first to buy your book at their branch! Congrats Eliza! :)

 And Adam David poses with it:
Thank you very much! The book’s out now in the Metro Manila branches of Fully Booked, Bibliarch, and Pandayan; coming soon to National Book Store, Powerbooks, and provincial outlets.
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I will be at the Readercon tomorrow, and in Visprint’s WIT event on Sept. 8! Details on WIT to follow. Please come over and say hi. :)

‘a bottle of storm clouds’ now available in fully booked, bibliarch, pandayan

A BOTTLE OF STORM CLOUDS

ISBN: 971-0545-15-5
Filipiniana, Fiction
SRP: Php220.00
Cover design and illustrations by Karen Francisco

Award-winning author Eliza Victoria mixes magic with the mundane in this special concoction of 16 short stories. A girl meets a young man with the legs of a chicken. A boy is employed by a goddess running a pawnshop. A group of teenagers are trapped in an enchanted forest for 900 days. A man finds himself in an MRT station beyond Taft, a station that was not supposed to exist. A student claims to have seen the last few digits of pi. Someone’s sister gets abducted by mermaids.

Includes stories that have appeared in the critically acclaimed anthologies Philippine Speculative Fiction and Alternative Alamat, and stories that have won prizes in the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards and the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Literary Contest.

Take this bottle of storm clouds and explore the worlds within.

NOW available in the following outlets, for P220.00 only:

Fully Booked – The Fort, Greenhills Promenade, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, The Block North EDSA, Rockwell, Shangri-la, Greenbelt 5, Trinoma

Bibliarch – Glorietta 3 and Waltermart Pasong Tamo

Pandayan Bookshop – Metro Manila branches

VERY SOON in National Book Store, Powerbooks Store and all other provincial branches. The books are already in transit :)

(Via Visprint)

Feel free to share!

‘a bottle of storm clouds’ – photos, and a surprise

Friday awesomeness: I received my complimentary copies of A Bottle of Storm Clouds from Visprint! Thank you Ms Nida and the rest of the Visprint family!

The book looks so beautiful – and I’m saying that not just because my name is on the front cover.

Each story is accompanied by a unique illustration.

This story, “Siren Song”, is original to the collection. Grab a copy to read this one. :)

My honorary first reader:

Details, details:

If all goes well, the book will hit the local bookstores this weekend.

The launch will be at the Visprint WIT (Writers in Talks) event in late August or September. Stay tuned for that. We plan to have at least 3 excerpt readings. I will be inviting writer and reader friends to read for me. (I hope they’ll be free on that day!!!)

How you can support the book:

1. Buy the book. Of course! :)

2. Share this link and other ABOSC info on your social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, Plurk, Tumblr, etc.).

3. Review the book. Share your thoughts. Doesn’t matter if it’s positive or negative.

Thank you!

Oh, you’re still here? How sweet.

And because of that –

SURPRISE SUNGAZER BOOK GIVEAWAY!

I will be giving away one (1) signed copy of A Bottle of Storm Clouds each to two (2) lucky winners.

All you have to do is leave a comment here in answer to the question: What is your favorite science fiction, fantasy, or horror short story, and why? Leave a link to the story, if you wish. Doesn’t matter if local, foreign, or from outside of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Make me want to read that story. Or if I’ve read it, make me want to read it again.

No, you cannot tweet, email, or FB message me with your answer. Contest winners will be chosen only from the answers left in the Comments section of this blog post. Don’t forget to leave an email address. (Well, WordPress asks for it anyway.)

The contest will run from today, Monday, to Wednesday, August 1, at 12 noon. In case WP acts up, I will extend the contest duration.

Winners will be announced Wednesday afternoon or Thursday, Aug. 2.

Open to residents living in the Philippines only. 

I will get the winners’ full names and full addresses, and the books will be shipped, hopefully immediately (it depends on how busy I am) via 2Go.

Disclaimer: The copies I will be sending are from my own set of advance copies from Visprint, but Visprint is not a sponsor of this contest. Neither is 2Go. I am the only one running this shindig. Impress me!

Once again: What is your favorite science fiction, fantasy, or horror short story, and why?

Let’s talk about stories!

‘a bottle of storm clouds’ cover, details – revealed!

Feast your eyes on this gorgeousness! The cover art is here and my first short story collection – A Bottle of Storm Clouds – is coming to bookstores real soon, courtesy of Visprint.

Cover art and design by Karen Francisco, author of Naermyth.

Award-winning author Eliza Victoria mixes magic with the mundane in this special concoction of 16 short stories. A girl meets a young man with the legs of a chicken. A boy is employed by a goddess running a pawnshop. A group of teenagers are trapped in an enchanted forest for 900 days. A man finds himself in an MRT station beyond Taft, a station that was not supposed to exist. A student claims to have seen the last few digits of pi. Someone’s sister gets abducted by mermaids.

Includes stories that have appeared in the critically acclaimed anthologies Philippine Speculative Fiction and Alternative Alamat, and stories that have won prizes in the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards and the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Literary Contest.

Published by Visprint.

209 pages, 6″ x 9″

SRP PhP220

More details to follow. Stay tuned.

For now, feel free to spread the word. :)

coming soon from visprint: a bottle of storm clouds by eliza victoria

VISPRINT, Inc., publisher of Manix Abrera’s Kikomachine Komix series, the National Book Award-winning Trese series, and Bob Ong’s numerous books, has released a list of their upcoming titles. Exciting times ahead!

  • Tomb Keeper by G. M. Coronel (The prequel and sequel to his first horror novel, “Tragic Theater”.)
  • It’s Not That Complicated Bakit hindi pa sasakupin ng mga alien ang daigdig sa 2012 ni Eros Atalia
  • Kikomachine Komix Blg. 8 by Manix Abrera (Official release will be on this year’s Summer Komikon.)
  • A Bottle of Storm Clouds stories by Eliza Victoria
  • Mga Angst ng Isang Di-Mahapayang-Gatang ni Resty Cena