Filipino blogger Izzy Matias’ debut novel The Hush Society Presents… ranked number 1 New Release for a few weeks in Amazon’s Teen and Young Adult Music eBooks category.
“The Hush Society Presents…” is a contemporary young adult novel and coming-of-age story about Cameron Evans, a musician in pursuit of his dreams despite the many challenges he encounters along the way. As Cameron dives into the world of secret shows, he is recruited to join a summer tour; however, to make it big, he must face his biggest rival and self-destructive fears before they destroy his dream for good.
Matias, a finance and wealth management graduate of Enderun Colleges, started writing her novel in high school, followed by a lot of rewriting and editing during her college years.
“I ran a music blog where I would go to lots of concerts and write about them. Over the years, I ran multiple music blogs and wanted to be able to turn blogging into a career,” the author related, adding, “Later on, I decided to approach blogging with a business perspective, which led me to my focus as a blogger now.”
While working, she continued revising her novel until she finally decided to self-publish it on Amazon this year.
Sharing a piece of advice to aspiring authors and those working on their goals, Matias said, “Even if it takes a long time to achieve your aspiration, if it’s something you want, keep going. Take a chance on your dreams and make the most of the opportunities available to you or create an opportunity for you to achieve your dreams.”
“There’s never a linear path to get to where you want to be, but I believe if you keep going, you’ll get there eventually.”