Hey there!

My name is Maria and my idea of blissful happiness is getting lost in a good book with a warm tea close at hand. I'm the International Manager in charge of the Filipino community here at Wattpad HQ and my job is to work closely with writers and readers ensuring they are getting all the support they need to make their Wattpad experience a fabulous one.

If you have any questions, suggestions, issues or just want to talk books, send me a note. I'd love to help. I can be reached here or via email and Facebook:


I'm pumped to be part of such an amazing community and can't wait to see the next great stories and feedback you throw our way!

See you on Wattpad :)

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Featured work.

Whiskies & Southern Belles

Social data: 962 reads. 38 votes. 13 comments.

Description: Adeline had it all in New York City. The promise of a prestigious new job at MoMA that put her on the fast track to her dream job and a group of friends she adored. Just before she could leap into her new life, Adeline's Southern roots pull her back...

Other Works by maria.
The Cooper Brothers

The Cooper Brothers

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When Nicholas Cooper was 9 years old, his mother knelt in front of him and rested her hand on his knee. ...

RoyjordanCarbo posted a message to maria
HI miss maria i liked your book and this my first time on wattpad please follow me and please read my book ,,,,  please this is my first time too to make book its quite discouraging ,,,,,  THAnkss

Hi Mina! Thanks so much for doing this Ask Me Anything session about publishing! I know many writers on Wattpad are curious about what goes on behind the scenes. Here are some questions that I've heard around Wattpad:
      1. How can I make my story stand out to a publisher?
      2. What is the best way to know if a publisher is trustworthy?
      3. What factors go into deciding how much I should ask for in a contract?
      4. The publisher I'm talking to seems to be unwilling to negotiate some terms that I'm not sure are fair to me. What should I do?
      5. What are some of your key learnings, now that you have gone through the publishing journey?
      6. I've written a great story that my readers love and really respond to. What is the best way to present it to a publisher?
      7. What are some important things I should think about when selecting a publisher to work with?
      8. A publisher also wants to represent me and try to option my book into a movie. Is this a good idea? 
      9. It's been a dream of mine to be published and now I've been given a contract that doesn't seem very ideal for me but I'm nervous to negotiate with them because I'm afraid they won't end up publishing me. What should I do?
      Thanks, Mina!