Cristina Osmeña, after spending decades distracted by worldly pursuits, has reengaged in fiction writing during the pandemic. Her science fiction story, “By the World Forgot,” will be published by Owl Hollow Press in its upcoming anthology, “The Year of the Virus.” Among her earlier published works of short fiction, her short story, “The Monkey Strip,” appeared in The Santa Monica Review and her short story, “The Centaur,” won the Elizabeth Mills Crothers award for short fiction. She published a few other works of short fiction before pursuing a career in the non-literary world. Her work has been taught at the college and middle school levels.
Born in the Philippines, Cristina has lived in Manila, Cebu, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Buenos Aires, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. An active non-fiction writer for the last several decades, she has appeared in mainstream periodicals and has written countless pieces on investment and finance. She writes a weekly column, Generation Exile, for The Philippine News Today and is a board member of the Philippine American Press Club. Cristina received her BA in English from UC Berkeley.
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