Virginia Close is a writer and poet of Filipino descent living in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Trained in Communication Foundation for Asia and Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation before graduating from university. Then, worked as a freelance scriptwriter. In her early 20s, she moved to Australia to join her family. She spent the next years raising two loving children and traveling the world. It was in her fifties when she took the time to rediscover her first love – Creative Writing with a particular interest in mystery, drama, love, relationships, and discovering oneself. Virginia’s writings also bring the insightful perspective of a migrant in Australia. As what she believes, it is never too late to follow your dream. Passion has no barrier and definitely has no age limit.

Published Books:

The Murder in Desert Inn published by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd, based in London, UK. Date of publication: May 28, 2021

The Case of Barbara Lombardi published by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd, based in London, UK. Date of publication: 30th of March 2018

The Murder in Desert Inn self-published launched at Quezon City, Philippines, November 16, 2015.

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Maria Luisa said:

    Great Lady, sooo passionate in realizing her dreams. Exceptionally outstanding. Keep it up. Dreams and passions have no limits.


  2. Hello po Maam Virginia!


    I am Marie Andre’ Pallon representing KULTURA. I am the Program Producer of KULECTERATURA, a program of KULTURA .

    We are a socio-cultural advocate group here in the Philippines. Our members are Filipino scholars, teachers and students. They will be happy to learn and know your book.
    You can view our FB page.

    I saw a post in FB about you. A Filipino writer in Australia. I thought your work must be known by Filipino aspiring writers and students here in the Philippines We would love to hear from you about your book.

    In line with this, we would like to invite you for a literary conversation/lecture on November onwards at your most convenient time. It will last 25-30 mins PPT slide presentation or how you present your lecture. There will be a Q and A after the lecture with Kultura Executive Director Allan Camba. This will be done in Zoom livestream in FB Live.

    Hoping for a Yes. We will send you an official letter.

    Please message me if you have questions with regards to our groups invitation.

    Salamat. Keep safe.


    Marie Andre Pallon
    Program Producer


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