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Yvette Tan is a lifestyle writer and award-winning horror author. Her work on fashion, beauty, personalities, food, and travel have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites, most notably Esquire Philippines, where she is Writer-at-Large, Preview magazine, the Philippine Star, and GMA News Online, where she also has a column. She has produced and written for TV, including Project Runway Philippines (season one) and ETC’s For Sharing.

Her fiction has appeared in different publications such as Esquire Philippines, Rogue magazine, Pulp magazinePhilippine Speculative Fiction, and Philippine Genre Stories. Her book, Waking the Dead, is available in all National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches.

Her personal project, which has been going on since 2009, is living a life of voluntary simplicity, where she pares down everything in her life to the barest essentials. Also called a minimalist lifestyle, this encompasses being happy with less “wants.” So far, it seems to be working.


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