Paper Lanterns

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Synopsis:

When Anna Chelsea Lovette is fourteen, her mother dies in a tragic car accident. With her mother’s reputation tarnished after her death, Anna falls under the deciding eyes of the people. She has trouble facing the world alone, feeling that nothing matters anymore. But when a gentleman comes to her rescue at the day of her mother’s burial, Anna decides to stand up on her feet again.

Now nineteen and made it through high school, Anna can’t help but wonder who is that gentleman who’s been helping her through the years. She heads off to New Waulds, where the return address of the letters is located. Will she finally know the man who helped her? Or will she uncover one dreadful secret?

 

Read it here:

https://radish.app.link/mRwb9I33fC

Like Yesterday

Cover Buy Book: Summit Newstand / Buqo / National Book Store

Have you ever met that one guy who made your heart skip a beat—and then ruined your life? For Reese, the day he left was the happiest day of her life.

No more humiliation.

No more embarrassing moments.

No more Jace Hamilton.

But what if he comes back? What if the past starts catching up to her? And what if… there’s more to the story than what she knows?

Can yesterday be rewritten?

Jace and Reese sing one familiar tune—from love to hate and hate to love. Listen to the music as they press the play button once more and let the song of their lives unfold.

 

Available in book stores and convenience stores.

Published September 21st 2015 by Summit Publishing Co., Inc.

Language: English

LIKE YESTERDAY GIVEAWAY…

…WINNERS! 🙂

Here are the winning entries from the BE CREATIVE category:

  • Rovi Anne Sabillo‘s entry for the Writing Contest:

BRING BACK YESTERDAY

by Rovi Anne Sabillo

When they say,
Everything has changed,
It surely did,
Everything is not the same.

From the way,
you say my name,
There’s something that you hate,
From the way,
you look at me,
There’s something with your eyes.

Can I bring back yesterday?
When you said, you love me.
Can I bring back yesterday?
When you said, you’ll stay with me.

Oh, everything has changed,
Everything has changed,
Except my love for you.

When they say,
Everything has changed,
It surely did,
Everything is not the same.

From the way we talk,
From the way you walk,
The way you say my name.
There’s something that you hate.
From the way,
you look at me,
There’s something with your eyes.

Can I bring back yesterday?
When you said, you love me.
Can I bring back yesterday?
When you said, you’ll stay with me.

Oh, everything has changed, 2x
Except my love for you.

I have a question for you, Reese
Here I am pleading, please
Talk to me, and look at me with your eyes
Listen, do you still love me?

Even though I don’t understand a thing,
Why this happened between us?
Even though you changed everything,
I still believe,

I can bring back yesterday,
When you said, you love me.
Bring back yesterday,
When you won’t leave me,
Bring back yesterday,
When you stayed with me.

Cause darling, I will.
Now, that I know,
Everything has changed.

Everything has changed.
From love to hate.

Reese, Everything has changed.
Except my love for you.

Now, answer me please.
Answer me please.
Can I bring back yesterday?

  • Sarah Joy Tatel‘s entry for Create A Melody:

Winners from the RAFFLE DRAW Category:

  1. Theresa Nadia Tjitrosantoso
  2. Arrianne Mae Palma

Congratulations! Until next time! 🙂

love lots,

Freesia

Like Yesterday Giveaway 2015

Like Yesterday Giveaway 2015

Open to all Like Yesterday readers, wherever you are (or wherever the postman could reach). I will be giving away a signed copy of the book and personalized polymer clay keychains (pics to follow).

There are two categories. One is for showing your creative side. The other is a raffle draw.

p.s. Lots of details on my Facebook page. It’s easier to post there. Add me if you want. Just search for Freesia Lockheart.

Categories:

1.) BE CREATIVE

Mechanics

Anything and everything under the sun. Your call! It only needs to be related to Like Yesterday. It’s time to show your love for the story. A maximum of two (2) entries per person. For example, you could do a one shot story and a fan art. Or you could sing a song and do a one shot. Or two fan arts. Sing two songs from the book if you feel like singing. Mix and match.

  1. Writing Contest (One shots, poems, songs, etc.)
    • Must be your own work
    • Uploaded on Wattpad
    • Tagged as #likeyesterdaygiveaway
    • Include the link in your email entry
    • ***If you want to make the entry private or it has a personal touch to it that you can’t share publicly, just indicate it in your email.
  2. Original Fan arts (Memes, illustrations, favorite quotes, etc.)
    • Must be your own work
    • Send via email
  3. Creative Shots (let your inner photographer shine)
    • Must be your own work
    • Send via email
    • ***You could include explanation if you feel like it’s necessary. Like how the picture is related to Like Yesterday. Just make sure that the picture is yours.
  4. Video Making (short film, dance number if you want hahaha, etc.)
    • Must be your own work
    • Send via email (link or file)
  5. Words and You
    • Select a favorite quote from the book and share what it means to you or how it relates to your life/a scenario in your life.
    • Send via email.
  6. Create a Melody
    • Place a melody to one of the songs included in the book. Either just sing it (acapella) or use a musical accompaniment. Or even just create a melody for the the song(s).
    • Upload it on Youtube or SoundCloud
    • Send the link via email or attach a copy to the email
  7. Do It
    • Have other ways to show your creativity? Feel free to do anything you could think of on how to express your love for the book. Surprise me.

Criteria for judging: My thoughts and judgment. There are no definite criteria. I will pick the ones I like the most, as simple as that. And I might or might not ask the opinion of a few people who are not related or have joined the contest. I also wouldn’t be explaining why I’d chosen what I would choose. 🙂

Number of Winners for BE CREATIVE: Two (2)

***Note: This may vary later on. Let me see the number of entries first.

2.) RAFFLE DRAW

Mechanics

Official hashtag: #LikeYesterdayGiveaway

  1. Twitter
    • Follow me on Twitter (reesiaockheart)
    • Favorite the pinned tweet (1 entry)
    • Retweet the pinned tweet (1 entry)
    • Leave a comment below the pinned tweet (1 entry) ***Note: Only one entry per person. No matter how many comments you leave, it will only be counted as one. But feel free to leave as many comments as you like. Chat with each other. Whatever it is you want to do. 😀
  2. Facebook
  3. Instagram
    • Follow me on Instagram (reesiaockheart)
    • Like the picture (1 entry)
    • Leave a comment (1 entry) ***Note: Only one entry per person. No matter how many comments you leave, it will only be counted as one. But feel free to leave as many comments as you like. Chat with each other. Whatever it is you want to do. 😀

There will be a legit raffle draw. For every verified entry, I will create a raffle coupon with your name. Exciting hahaha.

If you do all these (Twitter, Insta and FB), you could actually have eight entries. Just don’t forget to indicate all of them in your email to me. Just to let me know/verify that you are actually joining the promo/giveaway and not just liking the post.

Number of Winners for RAFFLE DRAW: Two (2)

 

How to Officially Join the Contest:

  1. Send me an email (freesialockheart@gmail.com) with the following information:
    • Full name: Freesia Lockheart
    • Email address: freesialockheart@gmail.com
    • Wattpad username (if any): crossroad
  1. Verify the entries you made:
    • BE CREATIVE
    • RAFFLE DRAW
      • Twitter
        • Username: reesiaockheart (your username)
        • Entries: Favorite, Retweet, Comment (the entries you’ve made)
        • ***Note: Entries will only be counted if you are following me.
      • Facebook
        • Name: Freesia Lockheart (your Facebook name)
        • Entries: Like, Share, Comment (the entries you’ve made)
      • Instagram
        • Username: reesiaockheart (your username)
        • Entries: Like, Comment (the entries you’ve made)
        • ***Note: Entries will only be counted if you are following me.                               

Please indicate everything. I will check it via the entries stated.

If you will join the RAFFLE DRAW using Twitter and Instagram, entries will only be counted if you are following me. For Facebook entries, you could add me or you could just like the post and comment and share. I will make the post Public. Also, when you share it, don’t forget to do it publicly, so that I could see it and verify it. Then don’t forget to change back your setting after. Just a friendly reminder.

If you decide to make another entry but you’ve already sent an email, send me another email to verify the addition. Please use only one email address. No cancellations. Just addition of entry if still eligible. Yes, I repeat, no do-over. What you first send me will be counted as your entry.

I will only count your entries if done as stated above. I will send a verification email for all entries that are accepted. It goes like this:

Congratulations! Thanks for joining. 😄

I will try my best to accommodate every question. But kindly read all the mechanics first. Thank you.

CONTEST ENDS ON: November 10, 2015. So on your mark… get set… and go! 😁

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS:

Winners will be receiving an email from me on November 13, 2015. I will be asking for your mailing details. 😊

AND OF COURSE, you could join in both categories (BE CREATIVE and RAFFLE DRAW), but you could only win in one. I will do the RAFFLE DRAW first. So if you win in the RAFFLE DRAW, you’re already a winner and your entry for BE CREATIVE will be cancelled out to give chance to others.

REMINDERS: The most important part of this contest is that you send a participation email to freesialockheart@gmail.com as indicated above. Even if you like and share and tweet, if you don’t follow the mechanics, it won’t count. Also, a maximum of two (2) entries for BE CREATIVE. For RAFFLE DRAW, you could do all eight of them or how many it is that you like. Just indicate so in your email. 😊

OTHER THOUGHTS:

I’m still thinking whether or not to share the fanarts, creative shots, or whatever you guys will come up with later on. I might. If you’d rather not let me share it, kindly indicate it in your email to me. Like: Freesia, for your eyes only. Or things like that hahaha.

Also, if I will announce the winners of BE CREATIVE publicly. It depends, really. But for sure, at least four people will be receiving an email from me, asking for their mailing details. Well, unless nobody would participate in the BE CREATIVE category hahaha. Then there would only be two from the raffle. But think about it, if only one or two of you will join in the BE CREATIVE category, then you instantly win the giveaways. Anyway, this is just for fun and also as a way of me saying thank you for all the support you’ve given me throughout the years.

If you have any questions, just ask away. 😁

Life and Rhythm — Like Yesterday

“Everything has a rhythm. You can’t go too fast or too slow; otherwise, you’ll just end up getting lost and plucking the strings randomly. It needs to be just right… like with everything else.”

~Freesia Lockheart, Like Yesterday

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There were no words to describe the feeling I felt when I first heard that my book was first seen at the MIBF event last September 16, 2015 (courtesy of Mira). Hands shaking? Check. Unbreakable smile on face? Check. Blank thoughts? Check. There were so many feelings rushing inside me and it was hard to sum it up in a word or two, even in a paragraph. So I let it be. I let my mind take in the fact that an ultimate dream of mine had been fulfilled.

But for the most part, I would tell you that I was happy. Like, very, very, very happy.

And the cover design is yellow. It’s my favorite color ever since. So imagine what I felt when I saw that the book was all yellow. That alone could make my whole year. And the cover? One word: perfect. Let’s all thank Xander Ramos for that one.

The story behind the creation of Like Yesterday was mostly comprised of two things: Soul Surfer (the film) and Like Yesterday (a song by Colbie Caillat). I got inspired after watching this beautiful film stated above. Aside from the story itself, the setting and the portrayal of Bethany Hamilton (okay, so now you know where I got the surname) by AnnaSophia Robb got my attention. It sparked something in my head. That certain snap of fingers moment.

Also, back then, I was creating stories based on the feeling I felt after continuously listening to particular songs that caught my attention. It was as if creating music videos in your head. The first one was “This Heart of Mine”, which was uploaded on my old account on Wattpad (freesialockheart). It was inspired by the song of the same name by Jason Castro. After that, I created “My Kind of Perfect”, which was inspired by a David Archuleta song of the same name. Like Yesterday was the last one I did. This time, I uploaded it on a new account (crossroad). And the rest was history. 🙂

Haha! Kidding. I’m going to tell you more. You don’t see me blogging that often, so I’m going to share more.

Why did I make a new account? Every now and then, I will encounter this question. The real reason was that I wanted to have a breather, and I was in the middle of a crossroad in life, literally. I particularly used crossroad instead of crossroads because I didn’t want to feel ‘plural’. 😀 LOL. So anyway, yes, I was struggling with myself. There were so many things I didn’t know. And when my stories in my freesialockheart account started to gain attention, people started to notice my lack of knowledge about proper grammar and all that. The rubbing started to get to me. I will quote a lyric from the song Mean by Taylor Swift:

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This was exactly how I felt. I knew all my flaws. I still do. I still know where I’m lacking and what I have to improve and all the things I still have to learn. And I think everyone else does. So why purposely make others feel bad just to make your point? Drama and all, I made a new account so that I could have a breather and start again. I never predicted that this new start would be the turning point of my life. ^^’

My readers from back then (we’re talking 2011 to 2012 here), they knew my every struggle. They’ve watched me grow up. And like they said after I finished Glass Sneakers early this year, they couldn’t be more proud. I still cry when I read their heartfelt messages to me. I’m so thankful that they never left my side. Instead, they taught me things that I didn’t know, they cheered me on, and they believed in me. A simple word of encouragement could be the key to why someone never gives up. And these little things, they’re the ones I remember the most. They’re the ones I will be always grateful for.

About the life crossroad I was talking about, it was a decision I had to make. I had to choose whether I should go on and pursue my writing dreams or have a career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist. I’m actually a graduate of BS in Medical Technology. It’s an allied health profession that mostly deals with the analysis of body fluids and tissues. Yes, we’re the geeks in the laboratories (microscope and complicated machines and all). We do all the laboratory tests ordered by doctors. 🙂 But we don’t bite. We use needles. 😄

Talk about how what I dreamed to be and what I’d finished in college were both on polar ends. They told me that since I wanted to be a writer, I should have taken English or writing-related courses. But nah, I went ahead and took a science-related course. I used to write when I was in high school, but I never thought getting published was actually possible. Oh, how wrong was I! Haha. ❤ Thanks, Summit! ❤ So I went along with what my mom wanted for me at that time. After all, at sixteen, I didn’t actually have that much of a plan on what I was going to do with my life. The best choice was still to listen to my parents. 😀

And in case you’re thinking otherwise, I never regretted it. My college life molded me to who I am today. That’s another story. Maybe some other time. Plus, I met some of my greatest friends during my Medtech days. I truly enjoyed my college years. I would never trade it for anything else.

So in the end, I had chosen to pursue my writing dreams. That was the road I’d taken when I stood at that crossroad in my life. Impossible and all, I’d decided that it was never foolish to trust your heart. That it could take you where you belong. I countlessly asked God if this was what He wanted me to do. If I was making the right choice. And in my heart, I knew that He was giving me a go signal. He had a plan. He always do.

And before this night (and this blog post) ends, I want to thank every single one of you who have been my source of inspiration over the years. From my old readers to the newest ones, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You made it possible for this to happen. I’ll never, ever forget your kindness.

There’s still so much more for me to learn. There’s still a lot of stories I wanted to share with all of you. Thanks for sticking around all this while.

Here’s to you!

🎼🎶🎵🎶🎵🎵🎼🎶🎵🎶🎵🎵🎼🎶🎵🎶🎵🎵🎼🎶🎵🎶🎵🎵

Like Yesterday is now published under Pop Fiction.

Available nationwide (Philippines) in bookstores and convenience stores.  And online via http://www.summitnewsstand.com.ph/pop-fiction.

Also, with digital copies for download via Buqo app, especially for those who are not from/living in the Philippines.

Here’s how you could also grab a copy of the published version of Like Yesterday:

💛 Download the Buqo app
💛 Search for Like Yesterday
💛 Download it. ^^’

Grab your copy now!

Thank you so much for everything.

with lots and lots of love,

Freesia

The Story of a Frustrated Artist(?)

When I was around twelve to fifteen, I was fascinated by the fact that some of my classmates could draw. Really, really well. So I thought everyone could do it with enough practice. Picking up the colored pencils that my father sent us and some old and unused sketchpad, I started to practice. I wanna show you the things I came up with:

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❤❤❤My Favorite Couple❤❤❤

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   ❤❤❤ My Ultimate Crush ❤❤❤

But before you get impressed with my ‘artistic’ skills, you have to see my cheat-boards:

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See? See how I traced it to my sketchpad. Yup, that’s me trying. Really, really trying. But some things are meant to be inborn. A talent. God-given gift. And I really do adore people who can sketch, draw, and do artistic things.

LIKE the Masked Guy from Getting It Straight!!! *wink* *wink*

And so let’s welcome GETTING IT STRAIGHT in paperback this April, 2013.

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