C.J. never thought he'd be an author someday but he always loved the feel and the comfort of having a book in his hands. Whether it be hardbound or paperback as well as his e-reader, he never leaves home without one.
By day, he used to be a radio personality over at Mellow 94.7 and handles the morning shift, from 10 am-1 pm on weekdays. Currently, he is a Voice Actor by profession and in the evening, slips into his world of the Dark District and chronicles the stories told to him by the people he has met there.
Along with that CJ, is also a singer-songwriter and released his debut album, LOVE HAS FOUND ME, under the artist name, CAZ, which can be found on all streaming platforms. In between that, he tries to squeeze in his writing and reading as much as he can, on top of singing and hosting gigs over the weekend as well as cosplay conventions.
A Geek at Heart. A Green Lantern, Sith, PotterHead, and a Dwarf living in Middle Earth while being a Watcher and Witch in Sunnydale. He believes himself to be one of the long-lost Halliwell siblings who aspires to open his 3rd Eye more in order to serve the Vishanti better and be a worthy apprentice to the Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Stephen Strange.
He is also the founder of his own reader's group, Anne Rice Philippines and a member of Justice PH, a DC cosplaying group in Manila, as well Philippine Tolkien Society and the Philippine Lightsaber Guild.
He is also the host of the Urban Fantasy PH podcast on Spotify, Anchor, and Radio Public as well as other podcast sites. The show aims to promote and share work made by local creatives like Authors, Writers, Artists, Comic Book creators, filmmakers and more.
C.J feels that his love for these different fandoms fuels his creativity and imagination and hopes that in turn, it fuels yours.
He is the author of Take Me Now, the first of 3 novellas from the Tales from the Dark District series, now available on Kindle and Kobo as well as in print on Shoppee and published under his own imprint, SPINE Books.
His second release called Sojourn, which was part of the Darkest Dreams bundle in 2015, and available through the BUQO app has since been revised and expanded as a stand-alone story and is equally available on Kindle and Kobo and now in Print from the SPINE Books page on Shopee.
His novella, "The Elder and The Rat" is featured in the Y/A Fantasy anthology set in the world of Akea, based on the Breaking the Scroll Trilogy by local author, Jane Vergara.
Currently, he is editing the second installment of his Tales from Dark District series as well as writing the third. Along with that, he is simultaneously working on his first NA series, which will also be set locally and within the Dark District universe, a magical adventure series for kids, and a new erotic series under a different pen name.
On the music side, he hopes to record and release new music this 2024!