Friendship is one of the best gifts that we could ever have in our lifetime. It is not a thing that money can buy; hence, its value is priceless.
Surprise your best friend by gifting her or him with this illustrated classic poem by Don McKinley. Just like true friendship, this wonderful poetry book, To My Best Friend, is a literary treasure worth keeping.
About the Author
Don Luman-ag is a registered Filipino writer and author who mostly writes inspirational and affirmative poems in the English language. He started his literary journey as a high school kid who represented his school in regional and national writing competitions.
Don used to be the Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of their school organ, “The Misonahisian” and its Filipino counterpart, “Ang Misonahisian” respectively. His deeply-rooted love for publishing has led him to establish McKinley Publishing Hub together with his fellow poets and very good friends Dexter Amoroso and Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey.
“To My Best Friend: An Illustrated Poem by Don McKinley”
THE MCKINLEY PUBLISHING HUB is founded in the Pearl of the Orient: PHILIPPINES.
Literally, McKinley is a street name where one of the three founders of the publishing company lives. In the context of Philippine History, "McKinley" are the Filipino Ilustrados who fought for freedom and real progress in the Philippines way back during the colonization era of Spain and America in our land. Ilustrados are the enlightened ones, not necessarily rich but surely educated formally (like Jose Rizal) or self-taught (like Andres Bonifacio or Emilio Jacinto or Josefa Llanes Escoda). They held the "enlightenment torch" to light and lead the way for Filipinos living in the "dark" towards a bright future full of hope.
Fast forward to now, 2021 which is a century hence plus some more decades after Rizal, Bonifacio and Escoda. There is this new batch of self-published-Ilustrados again. Don Luman-ag, Dexter Amoroso, and Eureka Cambonga Bianzon Robey are these new self-publishedIlustrados. They believe that there is hope in the self-publishimg in the not only for the Filipinos but for the whole world.
This time, Don, Dex and Eureka will see to it that they will not be misunderstood (because they are good communicators). This time they will also commit not to fail (because they have a passion for excellence). Besides, real heroism for them is not to put themselves on top of pedestals but for them to make more heroes of this new revolution in publishing. More heroes advocating the democratization of opportunities and progress in businesses, in learning institutions, and in individuals.
ALL THESE THROUGH MCKINLEY PUBLISHING HUB.
Welcome us as we dynamically adapt so that you all can excel and achieve your dream of becoming a published author.
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