OK to BE: A Work in Progress | “Postpartum” by Yours Truly

"But what is tougher is the waiting -- waiting for someone to ask, for someone who gets it."KB Meniado my collection so far! OK to BE is a monthly zine project featuring everyday adventures by creators for creators. The project is headed/edited/curated by the amazing KB Meniado of heykebe, a Filipina creative and editor. She … Continue reading OK to BE: A Work in Progress | “Postpartum” by Yours Truly

Pages Review | “The House Plant” A Short Story by Jeremy Ray

"It would be the plant that lived." George, a fern, doesn’t appreciate being bought by Brenda at Garden Palace. And he certainly doesn’t appreciate being trapped in her house of humans. He yearns to be with the plants outside in the garden. With time, George learns to trust Brenda and think of her as his … Continue reading Pages Review | “The House Plant” A Short Story by Jeremy Ray

Book Giveaway PH | “Vacant Steppes” by Steven Sy

"Feet on the ground, eyes to the sky. Gaeon ride with us all." As a second invasion by the Empire threatens the nomads of the Great Steppe, a new generation of leaders must mend the broken alliances of their fathers or face certain destruction. Vacant Steppes is a Mongolia-inspired epic fantasy novel about inheritance, family, … Continue reading Book Giveaway PH | “Vacant Steppes” by Steven Sy

Pages Review | “Black Dragonfly” by Jean Pasley

"We have a saying here: sumeba miyako. It means, wherever you live becomes home." The year is 1890. Western influences are flooding into Japan. A nomadic Irishman arrives to record this unique culture before it vanishes. In this richly imagined novel, late nineteenth century Japan is brought vividly to life. Based on the remarkable experiences … Continue reading Pages Review | “Black Dragonfly” by Jean Pasley

Pages Review | Totally Engaged (Six 32 Central #4) by Mina V. Esguerra

"...having roots wasn’t holding her back." Rose Alban, 41, has been happily living alone and single in Manila. When her entire family moved to the US she became responsible for their house and since then she's transformed it into her home, her sanctuary, and base for a new and more fulfilling career. She was even … Continue reading Pages Review | Totally Engaged (Six 32 Central #4) by Mina V. Esguerra