Instructions on How to Disappear (2016)
Table of Contents:
- This Side of the Looking Glass
- Tabula Rasa
- Honesty Hour
- The Nameless Ones
- August Moon
- Eyes as Wide as the Sky
- Instructions on How to Disappear
A quick FAQ on purchasing my first collection of short stories, “Instructions on How to Disappear: Stories” and other stuff that might be of interest to you.
1. Where can I buy the book? How much is it?
The book is priced at P250 SRP. You can purchase it directly from the fantastic people at Visprint by emailing email@example.com.
The book is already out in Fully Booked and National Bookstore, and will hopefully pop up wherever Visprint titles are sold.
The first edition has completely sold out, and a second edition will begin its print run around January 2017.
2. Do you ship internationally?
Unfortunately, not right now because it’s too expensive. But if you really, really want a copy, please let me know and I’ll see what kind of arrangement we can make. I’m also not sure if I can do digital/ebook arrangements at this point. But it’s in my head! I promise!
3. Will there be a book launch?
I wrote about it HERE. It was amazing!
4. Will you sign my book?
Yes, of course! I need to brush up on my fancypants signature though.
5. Can you give me a free copy of your book?
I think Wil Wheaton has the perfect response for this: “Writers and bloggers: if you write something that an editor thinks is worth being published, you are worth being paid for it. Period.”
6. Do you do book readings/discussion/tours/appearances/whatever?
Yes, I would love to do that! However, because I’m also a teacher, we need to deal with my schedule. But drop me a line and let’s talk. Also, if you do decide to recommend my stories or the collection in class, I really appreciate it, but please tell your students that I won’t write their homework for them.
Reviews and Recommendations
- Book recommendations from 5 acclaimed Filipino authors – CNN Philippines
- 5 Filipina authors you should be reading right now – Modern Filipina
- Gabriela Lee’s incredible “Instructions” – Philippine Daily Inquirer
- Top 10 books of 2016 – Philippine Daily Inquirer
La-On and the Seven Headed Dragon (2002)
The book can be found in Adarna House‘s catalogue as well as bookstores nationwide.
Other Press Work (for previous publications)
- Interview for Bookwatch, Vol. 20 No. 2, 2016 on children’s and YA literature in the Philippines
- Teacher notes for Kaleidoscope: An Anthology of Diverse SF YA
- Interview with John Joseph Adams for By Blood We Live
- Publisher’s Weekly review of By Blood We Live: “…but there are enough standout stories—including Gabriela Lee’s gorgeous ‘Hunger’ and Michael Marshall Smith’s melancholy ‘This Is Now’—to satisfy and entertain.”