(MonthofFilipinoLiterature: The Authors of BuqoYA 1 – Taking Chances)
Sa buqoYA nagsimula ang aking paglalakbay bilang isang ganap na manunulat. datapwat meron na ako nailimbag na isang eBook, ang When Fate Speaks Big Time, dito ako nakilala nang husto. Kaya sobra ang pasasalamat ko kay Mina dahil siya ang ginamit ng Panginoon para magawa ko ang nilaan ng Panginoon para sa akin, ang maging may-akda.
(BuqoYA started my journey on being a full-pledge writer. Although I had a published book that time, When Fate Speaks Big Time, it boosted my career more. I want to thank Mina because she is the one God uses to fulfill my destiny in being an author.)
TRIVIA: ANG BUQOYA 1 AUTHORS LANG ANG COMPLETE ATTENDANCE NUNG LAUNCH. AHAHA. (During the book launch, BuqoYA 1 AUTHORS were the only group who were complete.)
Nung nalaman na namin na kaming 6 ang magkakasama, natatandaan ko na nagpaplan kaming 6 kung anu ang isusuuot at ibibigay namin sa bawat bibili ng aming libro Sa TWITTER. Meron pa kaming loot bags na panay Candy ang laman. ahaha!
(When the 6 authors knew that we were grouped together, i rememberm we planned on what to wear and what to give to our buyers. The conversation is on Twitter. We also have loot bags full of candies.)
Justine Camacho-Tajonera was born and grew up in Cebu City, Philippines. Despite starting a corporate career in telecommunications, she pursued an M.A. in English Literature to keep her close to her first love of writing.
She has had her poetry published in several anthologies and local publications and she has published two books: Artemis Lets Go, a novel, and Gift: Poems, her first collection of poetry. She maintains a poetry blog, Claiming Alexandria.
She works full time on a corporate job in the Philippines, is married and has two children.
Nakilala ko si Justine nung una ako nakadalo sa huling klase ng #buqoYA. Super bait ni Justine.
(I met Justine during the last #buqoYA class. She is really kind!)
Rafael P. Pascual
Rafael P. Pascual is a 20-year old Mass Communication student at Universidad de Manila. He is a reader of romance, teen fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery and history. He is currently writing under the username raffythequizzard on Wattpad.com.He also loves to read Wattpad books, particularly those published by Summit Media’s Pop Fiction imprint. He has attended the Wattpad seminar at the 35th Manila International Book Fair, the Pop Fiction Academy at the 1st Philippine Literary Festival, and the 3rd Pop Fiction Festival.He currently lives in Navotas City with his mother and six other siblings.
Jen C. Suguitan
Jen C. Suguitan is a PR practitioner by day and a storyteller by night. Her love affair with words and letters led to a Journalism degree and stories cramped in her hard drive that the world has yet to see. She started writing professionally for a local broadsheet when she was seventeen, and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. When she’s not writing, she’s probably thinking of what to write about next.
Racquel Sarah A. Castro
Racquel Sarah A. Castro is living with Cerebral Palsy. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from AMA Computer College-Binan Campus. She wrote When Fate Speaks Big Time,Second Sight to Forever, Encyclopedia Mystique, The Fraud Hunter Book 1: Chasing an ATM Schemer, Stockholm Syndrome: A #WritebreakUpSongsAbout Story, and her autobiography, The Real Me.. Racquel is a geek, a math tutor, a food addict, a web designer, and a freelance programmer.
Ako to! haha… (This is me!)
Six de los Reyes
Six de los Reyes has been reading and making up stories for as far as she can remember. In fifth grade, she learned to wield dragons and phoenixes through written word. Her day job has absolutely nothing to do with creative writing, and she wishes it did.
Some people say actions speak louder than words. But actions are temporary. Words are forever.