#HeistClub: The Launch

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If you thought the Filipino indie writing community is all about the romance, think again. This coming June 25, sixteen new crime stories penned by Filipino authors will be officially launched as book bundles at The Study by Enderun at the 4th Floor of The Podium, Ortigas Center. Ten of these sixteen will also be releasing standalones in digital and print format!

Exciting, right? Full story below:


In November 2015, author and indie publisher Mina V. Esguerra facilitated an online workshop organized by Bronze Age Media and sponsored by Buqo and Enderun’s The Study.

The challenge for the Filipino author: Write tales of dark pathways and mysterious psyches, misdemeanor and trouble, dread and doubt. The story should be a Case # 1 (there’s a hint of a sequel or better yet, a series), set in the Philippines, and written in English.

#HeistClub came alive with writer-participants being guided by invaluable tips and lessons from mentors Jennifer Hillier (author of Creep and Freak), F.H. Batacan (author of Smaller and Smaller Circles), forensic anthropologist R.J. Taduran, life/non-life insurance executive Kevin Uy, Juliet Grames of Soho Press, and Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores of Jacaranda Literary Agency.

At the end of the month-long workshop, sixteen crime stories were produced. They were released in three ebook bundles on Buqo in late January this year.

Click on the Read More button for the complete list of titles to be launched on the 25th.

#HeistClub: Why We Run

  • Bayawak’s Trail by Justine Camacho-Tajonera
  • The Fraud Hunter Book 1: Chasing an ATM Schemer by Racquel Sarah A. Castro
  • The Retreat by Yeyet Soriano
  • Come With Me by Michael Recto
  • Inertia by Sette Luis

#HeistClub: What We Fear

  • Till Death Do Us Apart by Irene Recio
  • Soul Makers by Jee Ann Guibone
  • Classified by Georgette S. Gonzales
  • High Stakes by Ana Valenzuela
  • Dressed to Kill by Cassandra Javier

#HeistClub: What We Hide

  • Snakehead by Bianca Mori
  • Sampaguita by Mark Manalang
  • Let’s Play Murder by Farrah F. Polestico
  • Corpus Delicti by Porcupine Strongwill
  • The Flame Squad: Sly Prince by Jessica E. Larsen
  • The Gung Ho Lady by Arlene Manocot

This is your official invite to the #HeistClub launch! Come over to the Study by Enderun on June 25 (6-9 PM) and join the authors for interviews and a live reading session! I heard authors are preparing some cool freebies as well, so what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you there!

For more details, check out the #HeistClub: The Launch Facebook Event Page and our Facebook Fan Page.

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