Young Pinoys on top: Izzy Matias’ YA novel tops Amazon new releases

posted June 05, 2021 at 09:30 pm
by  Manila Standard Lifestyle
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.

'The Hush Society Presents...' by Izzy Matias
'The Hush Society Presents...' by Izzy Matias
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.”

Topics: Filipino blogger , Izzy Matias , The Hush Society Presents... , Amazon , eBooks
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