I wrote this story when my second son, at the age of nineteen joined the Marines. Feeling lonely, depressed and scared and not knowing what my son’s destiny would be, I wrote “Tetong in the Land of the Unknown”. Instead of feeling hopeless and fear for my son, I was motivated to write this fast paced magical fiction story drawn from the myths, culture and traditions of the Filipino people.
This is my first novel. The experience while writing was overwhelmingly fun that I laughed, cheered, giggled and felt I was half “Tetong” and half the protagonist.
A native from the Northern Philippines and graduated from St. Catherine School of Nursing and Midwifery, I currently reside in Seattle, Washington.
During my free times, my friends usually find me in my backyard working with my roses or reading books with different genre. One of my enjoyments is being a member of the local church choir during Christmas and holy week.