Mila Bongco-Philipzig is from the Philippines. She came to Edmonton on a scholarship for graduate studies in Comparative Literature. After completing her MA at the University of Alberta, she moved to Germany on a scholarship towards a PhD on Cultural Studies. In Munich, she met her husband and they have one son. Before settling in Edmonton, the three of them have lived in various countries in Europe, North America, and Asia, thoroughly enjoying the culture, cuisine, and friendships that a fairly nomadic lifestyle can offer. Mila is the author of Reading Comics: Language, Culture, and the Concept of Superhero in Comic Books (2000). In 2016, she published two bilingual children’s books: Sandy Beaches to Snow and Goodnight Philippines, Goodnight World – both reflecting her interests in family, travel, multiculturalism, and diversity.