We’re back! With short stories and tropes galore and kilig, and now with the added happiness of food!
NomCom: Tropetastic Kindness Bundle 2 drops on February 14, 2022 and features 14 new short stories set in a food park, called Nomnom Commons (aka NomCom). Proceeds from the sale of this bundle goes to an organization that helps Filipino farmers. Get your copy at gum.com/nomcom – the collection will be available as a bundle only until April 14.
I went back to my Negrense roots for my short story, which features a Negrense pastry chef and his first love, now a pasalubong supplier. Writing this took me back to summers in our family’s house in Cadiz City, north of Negros Occidental; long drives to Bacolod to stock up on pasalubong staples at Pendy’s and KMart (not that KMart, but as they sold chorizo manaloto, even better than the KMart you’re thinking of :P); and merienda with puto manapla, merengue, barquillos and the dreaded pinasugbo. I can’t wait for you to read this!
The 2021 Tropetastic Kindness Bundle raised about Php80,000 for Project Propel, Gantala Press and Rock Ed Philippines.