Books

UNIVERSE

YA Sci-Fi with romantic elements

85k words

Status: Complete

UNIVERSE is the futuristic love story of two ill-fated young lovers: Gray, a young female science prodigy from Earth, and Leon, prince of the Livians, who despises his trivial and immoral world. Together they challenge social conventions and fight against the evil tyranny of the Livian empire in order to save their love and save the human race from genocide.​

*2nd Place Winner of The Far Side Contest, 2017 - YA Category

NOVICE

YA Space Opera

95k words

Status: Complete

NOVICE is an Own Voices tale of a Filipino American teenage boy who gets chosen as a Scion Apprentice for the Universal Empire. The only problem is, he had no idea the Universal Empire even existed, and he's got to make it through the first year of training if he ever expects to go home again. It's a coming-of-age story that shows there is greatness and courage in all of us. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY meets EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES

THE KINGDOM OF EVERLASTING NIGHT

YA Fantasy

goal: 90k words

Status: 57k

YA fantasy inspired by the Neverending Story, based on Filipino mythology.

THE GIRL WITH THE BROKEN TIARA

YA Rom-Com

Goal: 80k words

Status: Oulining stage

The romantic tale of an up and coming Fil-Am Internet beauty influencer and her off-limits crush. Crazy Rich Asians meets You've Got Mail

UNTITLED PROJECT

YA Fantasy

Goal: 90K words

Status: Outlining stage

YA fantasy retelling of popular German folk tale

UNTITLED PROJECT

MG Ownvoices Historical fantasy

Goal: 60K words

Status: Outlining stage

*pitch is still secret*

UNTITLED PROJECT

YA Sci-fi

Goal: 90K words

Status: Outlining stage

Super secret retelling (will post teaser aesthetic)

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