Bianca Elorde Nagac Place: Dau, Pampanga The Leading Lady: Tales of Women and Womanhood
My two names, Bianca Lyka, mean “white wolf.” My writing career officially began in 2014 when I was hired as a content writer. But my passion for writing started as early as 4 years old, when I wrote a poem about a dog. My first job led me to different writing pursuits. I write for the web, did my own scripts for the travel show I co-hosted, tried my luck in Palanca Awards, published 2 poetry books alongside amazing poets worldwide, and now I am publishing my very first book that explores the facets of womanhood.
What is this book all about? Who are your target readers? The book is obviously about women. However, it also targets our brothers and sisters from the LGBTQ+ community and our opposite sex. It is intended for readers who, just like me, are curious to know what the essence of a woman is. Also, this book tells the love story of my parents.
What makes it different from the existing books in the market? I do not dare to make it different from the existing books out there. My goal for this book is a simple one: To pay tribute to my parents.
Please share your journey writing this book. Who has been your inspiration? How long did it take you to finish it? Definitely my parents. Although for the short stories, each of them has its own inspiration. For example, there is a story inspired by my work colleague who is a breast cancer survivor. I also wrote a short story that is loosely based from my lawyer friend in Leyte. There is one short story that I dedicate to a close friend of mine. We both love theatre so much and she’s the most amazing actress I personally know. I lost count of the number of years since I began writing the short stories in this book. So, I really can’t tell exactly how long it took me to finish this.
What do you hope your readers, or your target community will get from reading your book? For my parents, and my brother, too, I hope I make them proud not only of what I’ve done but of our family as well. For the readers, I hope it gives them a clearer picture of womanhood. I am still learning because being a woman can be complicated at times. I hope to learn with them!
What is your vision for this book? The book itself is a vision of my younger self. I am at the point where I am excited to see where this book goes.
What are your future projects and endeavors? Law school. 😊
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