NUMBER ONE FAN
A dream came true for Regine Sta. Maria as she debuts as a news anchor for the evening news. After the newscast, she received a bouquet of flowers and a phone call from someone who calls himself her Number One Fan. His message: make him number one or else, someone will die. The next day, she dismissed it as a mere prank. After a week, the police found her Journalism professor dead. She realized that Number One Fan proved his threat. Journalists start to die one by one and Regine had to guess who Number One Fan is. But how if her only clue was the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?
The Vixens are Ana: That Sort of Girl — Irene: The Former Mrs. Tan — Eva: A Hidden Life — Three stories about a single mom, a divorcee, and a mistress, and about what they have in common: finding true love and getting it. An erotic romance novel for mature audiences.
THE FIRST TRILOGY (IN ORIGINAL FILIPINO TEXT)
Kung ang Txt i My CuPdo (“,) — Can I Use My Love Line? — I’m Greg, Short for Gregarious — WARNING: No English translation available. This first trilogy was written for the Filipino audience in mind at the time of writing and it was full of idiomatic expressions, jargons, and nuances typical of the time and setting of the story. Translating it to English might change its contextual meaning.
Si Aling Mameng
Aling Mameng, as she was called, was the most hated neighbor in Sunshine Village, a small subdivision outside Metro Manila. So when she died of heart attack, no one came to her funeral. But when the police found out that she was poisoned, all who hated her became suspects.
Issa N. Uycoco-Bacsa
Crime Fiction Lab is a place where my stories brew and I’m your funky brewster. I used to work in a medical laboratory and could have worked in forensics. One day, a writing bug bit my right hand. It stung so deep that I have found myself concocting tales since the late ’80s. My educational background, my work experiences, and my love of writing have given me the advantage to write diverse topics in different formats. Like other lab subjects, this site contains theories and lab activities from which you can learn a thing or two about crime fiction writing. And if you're in need of someone who could write and do some research for you, feel free to contact me. Let's begin.
Primarily writes novels, short stories, screenplays, & comics manuscripts (graphic novels)
Articles & Blogs
Writes articles, reviews, and blogs for web content and SEO
Copywriting, Social Media, & Public Relations
Writes ad copies, press releases, and social media posts across major social media networks
other forms of writing
Can do work-related writing, editing, & proofreading including newsletters, corporate profiles, and website content
Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines
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Crime Fiction Writing Workshop
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