welcome!

Welcome to the blog/website for EK Gonzales.

Basic writer information and free-website moderator information about me is present within these pages. Also available are a bunch of personal reviews for Filipino indie/semi-indie komiks.

If you’re here for the komik reviews, please type in the name of what you’re looking for at the search box to your right. (Reviews here are circa 2010-2013)

Fast updates and heads-up on events: https://www.facebook.com/pinoykomikninja/

More recent reviews:
Komikninja on Instagram (2014-current short reviews with pictures)
PinoyKomikNinja on tumblr (2012-2014 longer-ish reviews)

Enjoy your stay!

theme upgrade

Finally I got around to updating the overall theme.

Thank you for your interest. Hopefully soon there will be reasons to have more posts here.

Expendable on #JustWritePH

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Activated semi-short story Expendable has been included in the For Justice bundle, one of five bundles from the JustWritePH seminar (responsible people given above). Buqo is the publishing sponsor of the event. The other stories included are another fantasy and two detective stories, so…can’t go wrong. 🙂

Please support the other bundles as well, which have romance in various levels and kinds, slice-of-life, and fantasy (and a steampunk story, I understand). ^^v

story in PSF10: Soulless

I am incredibly surprised and incredibly happy to report that the…um…kawayan-punk? Pinoy steampunk?…story “Soulless” has been accepted into Philippine Speculative Fiction volume 10, edited by original tandem Dean and Nikki Alfar. It will be released near the end of this year. Links to Flipreads will be given once available.

It has been several years and several attempts ago since. The story was fun to think for, but a long shot, so I am grateful to be included.

Others chosen have also been announcing (including the Osiases and Eliza Victoria), so the volume is expected to be a wonderful selection of genre fiction.

ebook: Activated

Activated in its final version is now available as an ebook through Amazon, Smashwords, and Flipside. The Flipside version allows for Paypal and non-credit card payments.

Activated is YA fantasy. I hope you enjoy and share the word.

joining april camp nanowrimo

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This is to inform that, after so many years, I’m doing Nanowrimo again. Just at a lower level, 30K. Because I’m taking Camp Nanowrimo, which allows for flexible goals, as long as it is done in a month.

I sorta-kinda have a story, through a given broad prompt by the awesome and kind Mina Esguerra.

I may even have a battle plan, because unbelievably I find myself accepted into the first AILAP Writing Lab in the Young Adult division.

I’m taking this up while I can. The months after April may no longer let me do this.

Here goes, and wish me stuff.

long-listed story: Frozen Delight

“Frozen Delight”, part of Horror: Filipino Fiction for Young Adults edited by Dean Alfar and Kenneth Yu, has been included in the long list for the Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013, by Twelfth Planet Press, edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Kranostein.

Eliza Victoria (her awesomeness!) is included in the anthology itself, so cool. Two other Pinoys from the horror antho are also cited in the long list: Elyss Punzalan and Charles Tan. Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is also cited in the long list for a story in Clarkesworld. Congrats all around to everyone!

drabble: auction

This is kinda the annual Rizal day tribute thing. I hope you like. ^^v

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The sullen man sat at the back of the auction hall. His hair was white, fell to his shoulders, and was partly hidden under his top hat. He raised the dark spectacles over his eyes. HIs hands were perched over his cane, simple, hardwood, hiding a reliable but plain sword in its center, without any of the jewels that he peddled across the Asian isles.

He bided his time, as he had for years now, waiting for the perfect moment.

The auctioneer pounded his gavel for order. He grew alert.

Continue reading “drabble: auction”

I’m kinda home on the eve of the 25th. So, some very overdue reviews will be happening. At least, I hope so.