Ayo is the multi-awarded author and co-author of several poetry books, including the titles, Evocare: A Collection of Tanka, Bards from the Far East: Anthology of Haiku and Kindred Verses, Chasing Zephyrs, Amalgam, Transcendence: An Anthology of Human Thought, In the Crosshairs, A Promise of Doves, and Scentsibility. Her poetry has appeared in various international anthologies, ezines, and literary journals.
Ayo’s debut poetry collection entitled Yearnings: A Collected Poetry has achieved Amazon’s bestselling status in July 2020. The Foreword of the book was written by the multi-awarded Filipino American author, editor, poet, and publisher Eileen R. Tabios whom Ayo cherishes for being her mentor. Ayo is also the co-author of three bestselling motivational books entitled Almost is the Same as Never: Second Edition which she co-wrote with her husband Erlwin, Chooseday: Life is a Matter of Choice with Armando “Butz” Bartolome and James Osorio Fantone, and Are you Ready? Timeless Principles and Proven Habits for Self-Transformation with Dr. Gigi Sunga. As a publisher, she has already published more than 300 local and international writers under GMGA Publishing.
Ayo’s love story episode in Asia’s longest-running telenovela show “Maalaala Mo Kaya” entitled “Destined to Love You” which starred McCoy De Leon and Maris Racal directed by Barry Gonzales was a big hit on TV during its airing on May 2019. It trended on Twitter and is branded as one of MMK’s most-loved episodes of all time. Aside from being a writer, editor, and publisher, Ayo is also a TV personality and professional speaker. She was the main host for One Media TV 44’s (formerly GNN TV 44) travel show called “Travel Art TV.” She also represented the City of Angeles Toastmasters club in Humorous and Table Topics speech contests in 2019. CNN News Philippines featured her on Rico Hizon’s The Final Word show. Ayo Gutierrez is now regarded as the country’s leading Book Coach for her formidable presence on social media and her relentless efforts to help writers become successfully published authors.