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Gail D. Villanueva

About The Author

Gail D. Villanueva is a Filipino writer and artist based in the Philippines. She is the author of the 2023 Panda Book Awards shortlist title Sugar and Spite, and her debut novel, My Fate According to the Butterfly was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, an Amazon Best Book of the Month Editor’s Pick, an NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and a 2023 Sakura Medal nominee. Gail was born in Manila but was raised in Quezon City. She and her husband currently live in Rizal with their many pets—dogs, ducks, turtles, cats, and random birds they befriend in the backyard. Learn more at

Books by Gail D. Villanueva