A Little History
My aunts from Hawaii gave us small toy figurines when we were kids, and I would often play with them using the plots I had in mind. Card Captor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Wedding Peach, Vision of Escaflowne, and Fushigi Yuugi greatly influenced me; in fact, my first story was about an eighteen-year-old traveling to another world. It was a metaphor of how I wanted to escape the world so badly, even at the age of ten. Unfortunately, our computer crashed, and since there were no file hosting services at that time and floppy disks and CDs were something my parents only bought for themselves, I wasn’t able to save my drafts.
In high school, I started to have secret crushes and wrote about them in my diary. An online novel entitled Taekwando Love Story by Shrewshrew circulated in our classroom during my second year, and it captivated me so much that I began reading posts from Creative Corner in Candymag.com. I was only reading from two authors then: Kaycee (prettychq_18) and Ate Jessica (j_harry08).
I started writing Siya back in fourth-year high school and even made my classmates read it. However, after officially breaking up with my then-girlfriend and falling in love with one of my best friends, I decided to write 548 Heartbeats on Creative Corner, thus the birth of Peach, or peachxvision.
Behind the Pen Name
I was in my fifth grade when I entered mIRC and anime-chat.com using the name “Peach.” I just wanted a username that was easy to remember, actually. I carried this name as an online disguise. “X” was supposed to symbolize “multiplication,” and it sounded cool on a name. “Vision” was the powers I wanted to have.
548 Heartbeats, A Miracle, Siya at Ako, Siya at Kami, and Tibok were all published by Pop Fiction, an imprint of Summit Books. My short story “1 Message Received” was also a part of Between Now and Ever After. Gakuwesaribig and Gakuwesaribigin were both published by Lathala Press. “Sunshower” was a part of the Riderata Anthology.
Raw and unedited versions are on Wattpad.