The Indie Spotlight
What inspired you to write the book?
The book’s plot and characters were inspired by stories my friends and I would share about dating. I think the tendency for some women is to hold on too tightly to someone they think is perfect, because they don’t know how to start the process with someone new. It’s daunting! It’s also about being a certain kind of young woman in the Philippines, because not all of us live like the heroines of American or UK chick lit do.
So many of those stories were told over what used to be an annual Valentine’s Day dinner with “the girls.” There should be more Pinoy chick lit out there, just based on the material gathered from those conversations alone. 🙂
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