Following the success of her Kath and Vince "textserye", which went viral on social media, Queen Elly (Jenny Almocera in real life) debuts her book The Wrong Message last March 6 under ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. Queen Elly's book debut has a storyline similar to Kath and Vince, and also involves text messages and emojis. This time around, the story starts off with a text message that has been sent to the wrong person.
During the book launch, Queen Elly explained that the concept of her "textserye" was inspired by the the kilig feels texting with one's crush during his/her high school and college days bring. While she's become an online sensation because of the success of Kath and Vince, it has yet to sink in to the author. "Sobrang unexpected talaga...hanggang ngayon hindi pa nagsi-sink in sa akin," says Queen Elly.
One important thing she has learned after her series of posts went viral? Her readers are very important. "Kung walang readers, wala ako eh. Kung walang magtatangkilik sa stories ko, yun mga ginagawa ko, wala lang yun ginagawa ko."
The Wrong Message is exclusively sold in all National Book Store Branches for P125.
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Photograph by Sany Chua