All’s Fair in Blog and War joins Aklatan

This weekend marked a couple of firsts for me, as #romanceclass and our mentor, Mina V. Esguerra, set up shop at Aklatan, the first All Filipino Book Fair. What firsts? Well for one, it was the first time my novella, All’s Fair in Blog and War, has been included in a book fair; it was the first time the print edition has been made available; it was the first time it was being sold in a non-online environment (both the ebook and print book); and it’s the first time I sold a book in person.

Aklatan 2013

With fellow authors Chris Mariano, Stella Torres, and Mina Esguerra. And of course, my boss, Miffy.

It was an exciting weekend, to say the least. Our little table with its independently published work was sitting side by side with the tables of all these big and respected publishers. It felt so surreal. Just wow.

Aklatan 2013

Our books are not a lie!

Aklatan 2013

Make Danboard happy. Read!

So, if you were there during Aklatan and we met, please forgive me if I was so tongue-tied. I promise to not be so “deer-stuck-in-a-car’s-headlights” next time. Maybe it won’t be as surreal next time, but I know it will be just as exciting.

Aklatan 2013

BONUS! And to complete our day, we made our boss (with her Trese-est frown) and her fanboy father pose with Trese creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo.

4 thoughts on “All’s Fair in Blog and War joins Aklatan

    1. chrissie Post author

      I have photos where you’re standing up but they’re awfully blurry. Boo! Maybe the one from Agay’s better. And yes, he was signing books, I think. He did a panel too, and an auction. We caught up with him as everyone was packing up, so happy fanboy and fangirl parents.


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