Samantha Sotto’s journey before Ever After

My profile story on Filipino author Samantha Sotto is now live at GMA News Online — Lifestyle Section.

There are so many things from the interview that I wasn’t able to include in the piece because we have to stick to a word count range.

Sam and I chatted for about 2 hours, and she had so many interesting stories to tell about her publishing experience and about Before Ever After. I’ll likely submit a review of the book as a companion piece to the profile, and I hope to be able to incorporate more tidbits from the interview there. The rest will likely just end up here. 🙂

I’m having internet issues, so I can’t blog properly. I hope I’ll be able to contribute something for the Readercon Filipino Friday Meme tomorrow! *crosses fingers*

Photo of Sam by Gary Joran Mayoralgo

Meeting Sam

I was fortunate to have had the chance to interview Samantha Sotto, author of Before Ever After, yesterday.  What was supposed to be a 45-minute Q&A became a 2 hour chat!  But wow, that was the most fun I’ve had in an interview. I lost my interview jitters the moment she introduced herself, shook my hand, and gave me a hug.

And now to write the piece, which will prove twice as hard as reading the book for 8 straight hours (I can still feel the physical effects of that effort), or getting over the interview jitters, or getting my brain unstuck from its Slovenian holiday.

On second thought, writing will be easier than leaving Slovenia.  o_0