Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz is Associate Professor of literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines Mindanao. Her first book, Women Loving: Stories and a Play (2010) from De La Salle University and Anvil Publishing, is the first single-author collection of lesbian-themed works published in the Philippines. In 2015, her stories were published as an ebook entitled Women on Fire. She has received Carlos Palanca Memorial Literary Awards for her writing. Her memoir about starting her life over in Davao City, Abi Nako, Or So I Thought, is forthcoming from the University of the Philippines Press.