Rhea graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Business Administration. She loves to read romantic comedy novels and has a vast knowledge in the world of Pokémon.
She aspires to be the next Eiichiro Oda, the manga artist of One Piece, in terms of being able to tell great stories. She still lives with her parents and forces her mother, from time to time, to binge watch Asian and Western dramas with her.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was a really short one. I didn't even make it to 2,000 words. It was about this girl having her heart jump out of her chest, leaving it at home as she goes about having a normal day. Kind of weird, I know, but there was a moral lesson there.
A few years after that, I wrote "A Promdi's Guide To Self-discovery", a full-length novel, on Wattpad. I didn't have that much confidence that I could finish a story then. When I did finish it, though, I was (and still am) totally thrilled to see it on the Wattpad's featured list and to read all the praises from my wonderful readers. It even received an award from the site's prestigious annual competition. It was all the push I needed to continue writing stories.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That feeling when people say they love my books, have learned something from them or were inspired by them, it's just amazing.
Ano nga ba ang isang 'promdi'? Ang promdi ay isang tao na pinanganak at lumaki sa probinsya at, dahil sa various circumstances, napadpad sa isang siyudad. Kagaya na lang ni Mayumi Gonzales. Samahan natin siya sa kanyang paglalakbay sa Manila as she discovers the true meaning of life and love.