Celestine Trinidad



Celestine Trinidad is a licensed physician (particularly, a pathologist) based in the Philippines. In her spare time, she writes speculative fiction and children’s short stories. Some of her other stories have been published in other print and online venues, such as The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories, Alternative Alamat, and the Southeast Asian Fantasy volume of Insignia.


Blog: http://luckychan.dreamwidth.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/luckychan

Tumblr: http://luckychanmd.tumblr.com


Stories included in The Insignia Series Anthologies:

‘Horse Feet’ (Insignia: Southeast Asian Fantasy)

Work included in the Insignia Drabbles anthologies:

Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.2.)

Mythical Beings of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.4.)

Special collections:

‘Shadows’, Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction

‘The Perfect Date’, Insignia 2021: Best Asian Speculative Fiction

Poetry with Instincts (online poetry series):

INSTINCTS Poetry: ‘The Manananggal on a First Date’, July 12th 2020


Other posts on this blog:

Excerpt: ‘Horse Feet’ (Insignia: Southeast Asian Fantasy)

Excerpt: ‘Shadows’ (Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction)

Author Spotlight: Celestine Trinidad (Sept 29th, 2020)



  1. Author Name/s: Celestine Trinidad
  2. Years active as a writer: 13
  3. What genre/s you write: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Crime, Young Adult, Children’s
  4. Favorite genre to write: Fantasy
  5. Favorite length of story to write: 7500+
  6. Your nationality: Filipino
  7. Country you live in: Philippines
  8. Number of Asian countries visited: 4
  9. Favorite Asian country (visited): Japan
  10. Favorite place in Asia (visited): Tokyo
  11. Place (city or country) you most want to visit in Asia: Taiwan
  12. Favorite Asian cuisine: Japanese
  13. Favorite Asian dish: Sushi
  14. Favorite Asian movie (any genre): Last watched that I really enjoyed was Alive starring Yoo Ah-yin and Park Shin-hye
  15. Favorite Asian book (any genre): Salvation of a Saint by Higashino Keigo (or honestly any book by this author)
  16. Favorite Asian celebrity: Current favorite actor – Ju Ji-hoon, current favorite band – Ben & Ben
  17. Best thing about being a writer: You can reach a lot of people with your stories, and hopefully through your writing you can give them hope, encourage them to keep going.
  18. Worst thing about being a writer: Sometimes you just want to be done with a story/book, but there’s still so much work to be done before you can get to the end, huhu.
  19. Day writer or night writer: Night (or early early morning, sometimes)
  20. Drink and snack of choice (while writing): Tea (coffee when I really need to stay awake) and chips
  21. Number of short stories/poems submitted each month (av): 1-2
  22. I dream to be published with/in (publisher/publication): Tor (one can dream, right?)
  23. Most active on (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): Twitter (@luckychan)
  24. Self-published, traditionally published, or both: Both
  25. Currently working on: A paranormal romance novel based on Philippine folklore (which may turn into a trilogy, if I ever get around to finishing it haha)


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