Kristyn Maslog-Levis, Sydney-based Filipino writer and author of young adult series The Girl Between Two Worlds and The Girl Between Light and Dark, will be in Manila for the Philippine Readers and Writers Festival. It will be held on August 10-12 in Raffles Makati.
Her two books follow the fantastical story of Karina. On Karina’s sixteenth birthday, she discovers her supernatural background and finds herself plunged into Engkantasia, a world full of Filipino mythical creatures. With a duty to protect Engkantasia and the human world from the hands of evil, Karina must take over the throne and learn to control her powers while finding her mother and falling in love.
Maslog-Levis is a freelance journalist based in Sydney. Several of her works have been published in the New York Times and Al Jazeera. She has published The Girl Between Two Worlds in 2015 and has recently released its sequel entitled The Girl Between Light and Dark, both under Anvil Publishing. She worked as a TV reporter for ABS-CBN before finishing her master’s degree in communication under the ASEAN scholarship at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Maslog-Levis’ panel in the Philippine Readers and Writers Festival will be on “Building Otherworlds in Teen Fiction” with Dean Francis Alfar, August 10, 1:00-2:30 pm. While her talk, “Writing about Home, Away from Home” will be on August 12, 10:00 am–12:00 pm.
The Girl Between Two Worlds (P275) and The Girl Between Light and Dark (P495) are available in National Book Store and Powerbooks Store branches nationwide and online at www.nationalbookstore.com and www.anvilpublishing.com.