C.P. Lapeña is the author of the new fantasy novel The Amulet of Fire
, the second book in the trilogy The Amulets of Panagaea
. The Lost Amulets
is the first book of the trilogy.
As a young writer, she wrote for school publications throughout her youth. Her literary works center mainly around poetry and some short fiction, besides numerous essays and academic papers. She is an avid reader of fiction and has always dreamed of publishing novels. In 2012, she took the plunge and signed up for NaNoWriMo, completing her 50,000 words within the month, and completing the novel the next month. Before that, she had written several educational and academic texts, as well as a full-length play that won 3rd prize in the Philippines’s prestigious Carlos Palanca National Awards for Literature in 2007. Since she migrated to Canada in 2007, she has written several reviews for onrpei.ca and maintains this blog (cindylapena.com) where she shares poetry, essays, art and other random works and ideas. Cindy also maintains the website for Art ‘n’ Words Studio
where she displays and sells her work. As a writing mentor and support and encourage writing among others, Cindy has created and maintains the website The Writing Pool
, where she provides writing advice, grammar tips, and general writing information for writers, as well as a listing of contests and submissions for Canadian and International writers. She used to publish The Weekly Writing Post, a newsletter for writers offering writing advice, grammar tips, and contest deadlines She has also been a teacher of writing and communication and holds a Master of Arts in English Literature. She is the owner of Art ‘n’ Words Studio & Gallery
, based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and offers private tutoring and mentorship in writing, communication skills, and art.