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Iris Orpi

Agent: Adee Caluag
550 Mehan St, Park Homes
Muntinlupa City, Philippines


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Yahoo: holygrailofmath

My name is Iris Orpi and I reside in the Philippines.

I have always had two passions, writing and mathematics. I took up Bachelorís and Masterís Degrees in Mathematics and worked as member of the faculty at the University of the Philippines for five years. A few years ago, I resigned my teaching post to pursue a writing career. I now currently hold a three-tier job at Game Services Group, Inc. Ė Iím a creative / technical writer, mathematical analyst and academic consultant. The mixture of glamor and chaos of the Makati Central Business District, where my office is, gives me the inspiration to continue writing for myself despite being busy.

I have published a number of pieces on magazines in and out of my country; I never stop submitting. Nothing is more exhilarating that receiving an email to tell me my work has been chosen, even if that means receiving a pile of rejections too.

I take on freelance work. My greatest achievement in that regard is delivering 183,000 words in eight weeks for a book of non-fiction, commissioned by the First Gentleman Foundation.

I have a novel disguised as a coffee-table book, in collaboration with a great painter who paints with coffee. I wrote the contents, did the layout, cast the models and directed the photography. It sold 262 copies on the first night and continues to make modest success around local bookstores and coffee shops.

My poetry has been performed by various spoken word artists around the world.

Interests: memoirs, literary criticisms, books, poetry, theater, ballet, film, dark artworks, crafts, music, rhythm and blues, reggae, jazz, nature, mathematics

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Espresso Effect
  • Nonfiction

  • 181 Dreams: Heart, Hope and Healing
  • Poetry

  • Cognac for the Soul
  • Beautiful Fever