Racq Recommends The Craft Central: A New Home for #HeistClub Authors PH

Aside from becoming a haven for art enthusiasts, The Craft Central in Greenbelt 5 is the new home for #HeistClub Books. We thank The Craft Central for allowing our books to be there.

The following are the #HeistClub Titles available in the shop:

  • Chasing an ATM Schemer by Racquel Sarah A. Castro
  • Second Sight to Forever by Racquel Sarah A. Castro
  • Snakehead by Bianca Mori
  • High Stakes by Chris Nava
  • In My Dreams by Yeyet Soriano
  • The Retreat by Yeyet Soriano
  • Turning Points by Yeyet Soriano
  • Sampaguita by Mark Manalang
  • Corpus Delicti by Porcupine Strongwill
  • Till Death Do Us Part by Irene Recio
  • Classified by Georgette S. Gonzales
  • The Bayawak’s Trail by Justine Camacho-Tajonera
  • Mermaid from Siquijor by Justine Camacho-Tajonera
  • The Gung Ho Lady by Arlene Manocot

Last, Oct 2, 2016, we (Inay, Mama Len, and I) went to The Craft Central for the meet and greet after the recently concluded World Cerebral Palsy Day 2016. I met Yeyet and Ana at the 3F.

We roamed the shop first and of course CHECK OUT OUR BOOKS ON SHELVES.

We are creative people  especially Ana. She initiated an impromptu writing workshop. We have a willing student who stayed in our class. Magsi and Mark joined us in a few minutes.


This student, Patricia, was asked to describe the page without using an adjective. She’s pretty good in writing prose. Talk about to go and not to go.


I think we met ALEXIS VENTURA!

There were free workshops as well!

We enjoyed the Sunday full of fun, friends, arts, and books!

Insert me in the picture. I left them and when I got home, Mark tagged me in this picture.


Thank you The Craft  Central for accomodating us! 🙂 Cheers for a very successful Opening Weekend!

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecraftcentral/

Follow them on Instagram: @thecraftcentral



I am finding the right words to say. But I cannot find any. I have been staring at our laptop for an hour; trying to compose words.

I live to inspire. That is what I am going to do all the days of my life. I have written stories that will make you tickled your imagination to a possibility of a happily ever after (Kilig). I am beginning to expand my horizon in trying to pen crime stories too. But what I am longing to write is something to let people know that there is a big God who is taking care of me. He has been so faithful to me that He led me into a career I have always wanted.

Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is a yearly event that is catering the world of literature and arts. It has been running for 37 years.

I cannot believe that one day I will be one of the exhibitors! That day happened by the grace of God. He allowed me to risk. He instructed me to try.

When I saw two of my books along aside with my favorite Filipina authors, I got so overwhelm!

Photo by Pach

hc-logo_001 HeistClub’s first stint on MIBF and we were successful! YEY.

HeistClub Titles are now available at Craft Central – Greenbelt 5.



I didn’t get to attend the #ALLTHEFEELS because of TRAFFIC. Sayang!!

I arrived when Chi, author of The Bye-bye Bouquet, was about to leave! Why Chi? Haha…

I met my fellow authors

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I met a few people who purchase  my book including my sister by heart, Yanyan. I am very blessed to be part of the #romanceclass community! Next year ulit!


I got the support of my church mates from JCRBCC! Thanks RA and Reubyn!


L-R: Inay (my grandma), Mama Lelen(my aunt), and my mom were there to support me!


My soul sister, Yeyet and me!

Thank you for buying our books!!!

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From Tara’s Facebook!

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From Mama Lelen’s Facebook

Being with the talented authors and considering them as  friends were the best feeling ever! I live for the glory of God! I am living because God uses me for His vineyard.

I live to inspire!

-Racquel  Sarah A. Castro, Author

#HeistClub at the #MIBF2016



The following #HeistClub titles are available at the BDAP (Book Development Association of the Philippines) Booth (near NBS)

Chasing an ATM Schemer by Racquel Sarah A. Castro
Snakehead by Bianca Mori
High Stakes by Chris Nava
The Retreat by Yeyet Soriano
Sampaguita by Mark Manalang
Corpus Delicti by Porcupine Strongwill
Till Death Do Us Part by Irene Recio
Classified by Georgette S. Gonzales
The Bayawak’s Trail by Justiine Camacho-Tajonera

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I will be at the BDAP BOOTH on Sept. 18 between 5PM – 6PM. You can approach me there!

For #Romanceclass Titles, Check out my blog, Feelings for Sale: #romanceclass at #MIBF2016

#heistclub at #MIBF2016



Classified by Georgette S. Gonzales

Danilo Halili was not an investigative journalist. He was simply a photographer who accompanied the news publication’s events reporter to cover the province-wide festivities. But his curiosity was piqued when he overheard something he was not supposed to hear… and we all know what they say about curiosity killing the cat.
Ramon Tanchangco had no doubt in his mind and in his gut that the victim of the gruesome murder in Quezon was his brother Danilo who had been unable to get back to Manila from his assignment. Angered and aggrieved, all he wanted was to find out who the killers were and why Danilo died the way he did.
He had a vague inkling that there was more to the crime than met the eye and he was ready to expose what that conspiracy could be. If only the French nun would refrain from detaining him at the Couvent du Sacré-Coeur with her hospitality.

Classified is the prologue to a 4-book series titled Les Dames des Fleurs chronicling the story of four military-trained women and their black ops team of dedicated individuals who fight for justice for the common Filipino.

Corpus Delicti by Porcupine Strongwill

“Aunt Emily has been crying again. Mum says it’s because of a tummy ache, but I can tell that she’s lying…” — Her mum has warned her not to meddle with other people’s business, but thirteen-year-old Miranda just can’t help it. When Aunt Emily confides that her husband has not been at the “military operations” where he said he would be, Miranda proposes to get at the bottom of things. With her witty thinking and the aid of technology and Aunt Emily, Miranda surreptitiously monitors Uncle Trevor’s whereabouts, and what she finds out might actually put the major behind bars.

The Retreat by Yeyet Soriano

What would you be willing to do to secure a publication deal of a lifetime from the biggest publisher in the country?
The challenge: You have to write a true-to-life crime story set in the Philippines. The case should not be completely resolved. At least 75 percent of the manuscript needs to be completed within thirty days. You have to be willing to go on a week-long writers’ retreat in an undisclosed location to discuss your manuscript and be critiqued by the other participants. Afterward, you have to be ready to revise and edit the manuscript for final publication.
The prize: Enough money to retire and just write with a guaranteed platform for release locally and internationally.
The catch: You can’t breathe a word to anyone. Post anything on social media and you are out. You will be asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement and a release that removes any responsibility from the organizers should anything untoward happens to you. You will not be allowed to bring any gadgets to the retreat. You will be completely cut off.
So . . . are you game?

Snakehead by Bianca Mori

Where do you run when blood cannot be trusted?

Sampaguita by Mark Manalang

Japanese expat Keniichi Daimon has conflicting emotions for Manila, his second home. Despite his attraction to its beauty and charm, the crime and corruption seeping deeply into the city has left him nearly apathetic of its future.
When a young flower vendor is kidnapped before his eyes, he decides not to intervene. It was then that his indifference would lead to circumstances that would take away the person he holds dear.
Driven by remorse, Keniichi enters a world where the innocent fall prey to the wiles of the corrupt, privileged, and sinister few. Belittled by the police and spurned by the apathy of the people around him – the same apathy he once showed – he realizes the only way to atone and seek justice is to take matters into his own hands.

High Stakes by Chris Nava

Growing up to be the son of a celebrated jeweller, Jose Aguirre and his sister were used to the frivolities of the high society. But, when their mother passed away and their dad on his death bed, Jose can no longer afford the once affluent lifestyle—-more of gambling—-that he once led.

Getting out on bail for an estafa case, Jose ends up beaten black and blue by Mauricio Po, a shipping magnate and crime lord, reminding him of the millions that Jose owes him.

With an impending deadline from Mauricio, Jose tries to ask for help. He sought out his sister Patricia, his mother’s most trusted assistant Cely Cruz, and most importantly his boyhood friend and Mauricio’s son, Ramon. Can Jose raise enough money and find life’s solutions before it is too late?

Till Death Do Us Part by Irene Recio

They say it takes a lifetime to really really know somebody….

Everything in Nikki’s life is picture perfect: her photography has taken off and is now a thriving business, she is reconnecting with old friends, and her husband is nothing but devoted. What more can she ask for? Life is good.

That is, until she discovers a shocking truth, putting her and her family in danger.

Chasing an ATM Schemer by Racquel Sarah A. Castro

Gabe Jacinto is assigned to capture a lady ATM Schemer, Teri Francisco. When Teri heard that he was dating the beautiful Carrie Rios, she plots on using her to trap the fraud hunter. Will Gabe risk his life and money to save Carrie even though he knows her true identity?

September Blessings

Manila International Book Fair


Image by Miles Tan

We are thrilled to tell you that #romanceclass is selling indie books for this year’s 37th Manila International Book Fair. Meet the authors behind your favorite #romanceclass books from Sept 14 to 18! Adding up to the excitement are the Live Readings of your favorite RomanceClass Books and How to Publish Indie Romance Books on Sept. 18, Sunday @ 1:30PM – 4:30PM.

Get it!

Second Sight to Forever and Chasing an ATM Schemer will be available there! See you at the SMX Convention Center, Mall Of Asia Complex!

BLOG EX Manila

My blog has been nominated in the First BLOGEX Manila 2016 Awards! Thank you for recognizing my effort in spreading Cerebral Palsy Awareness!
Requesting you to:
Go to http://blogexmanila.com/advocacy/ and vote for my blog, racquelsarah.wordpress.com to be the Best Blogger in Advocacy.
Bloggers, I encourage you to register for free: http://blogexmanila.com/bloggers-registration/
Check out the BlogEx Manila Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BlogExManila/
Thank you Lord for everything!