I am from the Philippines and I live in England with my husband and daughter. I worked in the clinical and educational fields of occupational therapy in these two countries. After retirement, I completed my doctorate in education at the University of Sussex. I'm thrilled that with my first novel, Rosa, I'm on my way of pursuing my ambition to be a writer. One of my current interests is developing stories around Filipinos who are dealing with the social and emotional demands of coming from the Philippines whilst working and living in their adopted country, in this case, England. I am very encouraged that the three reviews written so far about my book speak highly of the sensitivity and the authentic feel that I've created in writing about Rosa. I'm heartened with personal communications about my book. A friend and ex-colleague of my daughter said that it was hard to believe that Rosa was not my own story. My friends told me that they have enjoyed reading my book and that reading my novel has made them think of Filipinos living in this country and the dilemma they face as migrant workers. I was so touched when a Filipina who's working in a domestic household told me that she was crying as she was reading my book. This is my best one so far: they told me to write my next book. I'm happy to say that I'm in the process of "finishing" some books which I hope will be published eventually. There's a set of stories about persons in an English village. Another one is a story of a Filipina which is set in the Philippines entirely and involves domestic violence and child labour.