#HeistClub: The Launch

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.

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