Gabriella Buba

Writer and Chemical engineer by trade.
I keep things riding the edge of the explosive limit.
Represented by Ramona Pina at Bookends Lit

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Saints of Storm and Sorrow by Gabriella Buba Coming June 25, 2024. Go to a Stormcaller for Vengeance for they do not heal and they do not save.

Saints of Storm and Sorrow

Coming June 25, 2024 from Titan Books Uk

THE HURRICANE WARS X POPPY WARLunurin, a mestiza stormcaller, hides in a convent—from the Inquisition branding her a witch, and the Goddess of Storms, who sings of drowning colonizers. When she’s discovered, a marriage-of-convenience might save her from the Church, but not her Goddess. A typhoon is brewing in Lunurin’s bones. Freeing it will destroy the violent colonizers, but also the family she found in the convent and her new marriage.

The author wearing gold and blue makeup that mimics the lightning on the cover of the book she's holding Saints of Storm and Sorrow. she is dark haired wearing white filipiniana sleeves and pearls

Saints is up for request on Edelweiss and NetgalleyContent Warnings: Violence (torture; violence against children;
war; colonial violence; genocide), Child sexual abuse (off-page), Unwanted pregnancy, Abortion, Discrimination (queerphobia; racism), Consensual sex scenes, Suicide, Death of a parent, Substance use (alcohol)

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Sneak Peak

Lunurin drank in the scent of seagrass and salt, balancing on the dock above her oyster beds. She lowered the last seed-oyster platform into the water. Her arms burned.Lunurin eyed the calm turquoise depths, rubbing together pruned fingertips gone fish-belly pale, stark against the browned backs of her hands. Worries swirled like a budding storm till the rope at her waist tugged. The brush of Catalina’s hands checking the dive line steadied her.“Do you have to dive?” asked Cat...

Quote from Saints of Storm and Sorrow "Go to a stormcaller for vengeance. For they do not heal and they do not save."An Aesthetic photoset for Saints of Storm and Sorrow. image of a typhoon, a woman, a storm, a volcano, and a Philippine map

Saints of Storm and Sorrow

Coming June 25, 2024

Saints of Storm and Sorrow by Gabriella Buba Coming June 25, 2024. Go to a Stormcaller for Vengeance for they do not heal and they do not save.

Published Short Works

READ MOREFind her short story Dying Rivers and Broken Hearts in the Strange Religion Anthology or listen for FREE on Podcastle.Her Essay Words That Will Never Fit in My Mouth can be found in Prairie Fire MagazineHer Science-Fantasy Article can be found in the Sci-Phi Journal

Works In Progress

Saints Book 2: Incoming June 2025. A Codician Flotilla is amassing in Canazco. Lunurin and Alon must bring together the scattered Stormfleet before their hard won freedom is lostOne Half a Dead Witch: A YA Urban Fantasy, set in Houston, TX in the same universe as Dying Rivers and Broken Hearts, featuring a biracial Filipina witch struggling to find her place in her community after her family is murdered and her magic is lost

Upcoming Publications

SALTED and BETWEEN THE LINES will be in With Love: What We Wish We Knew About Being Queer and Filipino in America. May 2024

With Love cover

"The Dugong Wife and the Raincape Weaver" a sapphic Filipino myth retelling will be featured in the OF STARDUST ANTHOLOGY coming June 2024

Of Stardust: A Queer Fantastical Anthology

Sensitivity Reading

She offers sensitivity reading services from her perspective as a queer bi-racial Filipino Asian-American, feel free to reach out via email or twitter for information on her rates.


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Titan Books Snaps up 'stunning' fantasy duology from Buba
Women in SF&F Month Guest Blog post for Fantasy Book Cafe
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iWrite Exclusive Interview: Gabriella Buba
The Fantasy Hive's Most Anticipated SFF Releases of 2024
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Gabriella Buba

Gabriella Buba is a mixed Filipina-Czech writer and chemical engineer based in Texas who likes to keep explosive pyrophoric materials safely contained in pressure vessels or between the covers of her books. She writes adult romantic fantasy for bold, bi, brown women who deserve to see their stories centered. SAINTS OF STORM AND SORROW comes out June 2024 from Titan Books.She has a Filipino Fantasy short story in the anthology Strange Religion: Speculative Fiction of Spirituality, Belief, & Practice, short stories placed with the Sci Phi Journal and PodCastle Fiction and an essay on Filipino Identity and Language in Prairie Fire Press.

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Women's History Month Giveaway 2024 March 1-31st

ARC Giveaway

Congratulations to the physical ARC winners, Ysabelle, Sarah, Emilirose, and the e-ARC Winners Laura, Chris, and Threse. All winners have been contacted via email with thier prizes and shipping confirmation numbers.Thank you to the 74 people who participated and requested Saints at thier local libraries, if it will put my book into the hands of even one reader who wouldn't have gotten to read Saints otherwise, it means the world to meIn Honor of Women's History Month I'll be giving away 3 custom edge painted and signed copies of my Filipino Epic Fantasy SAINTS OF STORM AND SORROW and character art stickersFor International Readers I will also be giving away 3 copies of the SAINTS OF STORM AND SORROW eARCTo enter just sign up for my newsletter and request SAINTS OF STORM AND SORROW at your local library. Fill the google form below enter. Additional entries in the giveaway will be awarded for following my socials, linked below and adding Saints of Storm and Sorrow on GoodreadsSaints of Storm and Sorrow Library Request info:
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