Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo
Born in Manila, Philippines, Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo is a professional feature writer, journalist, travel writer, award-winning poet and author, editor, proofreader, and speaker.
Castillo is the author of Seasons of Emotions (UK) and Inner Reflections of the Muse (USA). Her international recognitions include 2nd Place for “Poet of the Year, 2013” in an international poetry contest of Destiny to Write Publications in the UK with her first international poetry book, Seasons of Emotions, in 2nd Place for “Book of the Year, 2013”. Winning Strategies Magazine also awarded her the “Over-all Winner in the Winning Strategies International Winners Award” for her positive influence in her community and around the world in 2013, and she won an “Inspirational Poet” award at the PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry Celebration and Historical Forum held at the National Museum of the Philippines that same year. She is also a consistent Highly Commended Faith-Centered Poet at the International Community of Poets (ICOP), Destiny Poets based in the United Kingdom.
Castillo’s articles and poems have also appeared in international online magazines and literary magazines. She has co-authored more than sixty poetry anthologies in the US, UK, Canada, Romania, Africa, and India, including Live Life: The Daydreamer’s Journal, a global charity anthology for the benefit of the American Cancer Society released in 2012 and a world-record holder for the most number of artists contributing to an anthology.
Castillo is a member of the American Author’s Association (AAA), Asia Pacific Writers & Translators (APWT), PEN International, and World Association of Authors and Researchers (WAOAR) as well as a contributing editor for Inner Child the Magazine (USA), and an advisory board member of Reflection Magazine, an international literary magazine.