Motherhood for Arianna Basco in Book ‘Palms Up’

Arianna Basco was on Kababayan Today to talk about motherhood, family, and her novella Palms Up which is featured in our Marcos Chin Collection. Arianna Basco is a writer, performer, and producer. She did some time on the east coast and traveled a bit around the world picking up souvenirs in the forms of poems, people, songs, and stories. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Lady Basco

Palms Up written by Arianna Basco is our ninth Contemporary American Novella and the third edition in the Marcos Chin Collection. Her days and nights were filled with inspiring concerts, glamorous photo shoots and red-carpet events. Hollywood was her life, until the unexpected happened. In nine months, ‘her’ future would be ‘their’ future.READ MORE


Begin written by Kevin Staniec is our eighth Contemporary American Novella and the second edition in the Marcos Chin Collection. Casey likes to tell people he’s an idealist with an active imagination. Others would say he lacks motivation and is easily distracted. After a series of predictable failures Casey decides to write about the mistakes of his past to help change the story of his future. He sits at a coffeehouse with pens, paper, and a dictionary—all Casey needs is a little inspiration.READ MORE

Veronica and Mara

Mara written by Veronica Bane is our seventh Contemporary American Novella and the first edition in the Marcos Chin Collection. For years, Mara Tucker has used her power of manipulating flames to punish those who have done her wrong. But things are changing in the town of Jericho. Rampant disappearances have forced Mara to seek out others with special powers. In a story that confronts the violence and turmoil of adolescence, Mara and a group of other ‘unusuals’ like her grapple with new alliances and the villains pressing in all around them.READ MORE