Lots of balls in the air 

You know the feeling of juggling too many things at the same time, and the stress of keeping it all in the air, so you need to drop a few things so that you don’t go crazy? Yeah, this blog’s one of them, and I’m sorry. I’ve been feeling blue lately and it’s this weird […]

The Writer Tag: Survey for Writers 

  Tagged by Mina! 1. What type of writing do you do? Fiction, feature writing, essays, non-fiction too. I’ve written novellas, magazine articles, even a how-to book or two. 2. What genres and/or topics do you write about? Fiction-wise, I write about women. There’s romance in there, but I’m mainly interested in how my female […]

Impulse control 

Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza

Well hey! I’m still alive, yay! The reason for my longer than usual hiatus is (well, a bunch of things, really, including something at work that involved learning how to analyze box plots and control charts and using the words stable and capable in a totally non-romcom leading man context) that I joined this thing called […]

Spark I: The Summer I Summoned Luck (and some behind the scenes photos) 

Back of the house.

Something Mina & I have been cooking up. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!

A little background
As Mina explained in the intro note, my family is from Bacolod — Cadiz City on the northern part of Negros Occidental, to be exact. As a kid I spent my summers in our ancestral house there, and as it’s a super old place with lots of history — built in the 1930s, it was used as a garrison by the Japanese during the war. No one will tell me what went on there during the Occupation (maybe no one knows), but suffice to say that the townsfolk tried to burn the house down and my great-grandfather had to talk to them to let him move back to his own house after the war.

2013, you’ve been a good year! 

Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza

And just like that, it's a whole new year! Makes me all giddy and reflective for the year that was. 2013 was awesome for my muse: Published my first independent novella, Well Played. Overcame (slightly) my fear of public speaking and shared my love of, respectively: writing and Jane Austen at the Eureka Seminar and […]

2013 Filipino ReaderCon 

Filipino Reader Con 2013

Last Saturday, December 7, southron, sniffly me braved the northbound commute to attend my first-ever Filipino ReaderCon — and it was worth the congestion! (Both traffic and sinus-wise ;-)) Worth it for: – Sharing my Pride & Prejudice feels at the Goodreads Filipino Group discussion. (I finally got to meet TFG's Tina, Alexa, Ranee and […]

The Filipino ReaderCon (Updated with new date) 

UPDATE! Due to Typhoon Yolanda, the Filipino ReaderCon will be postponed to DECEMBER 7, 2013. Pride & Prejudice fans, join me at the P&P discussion at the Filipino ReaderCon. It's happening on November 9, 2013 December 7, 2013 at Ateneo Library from  8am – 5pm. If you haven't pre-registered yet, do it here! I'll be talking […]

Hot for teacher 

I'm working on a new contemporary romance and now it's at 7 chapters and around 9,300 words. My sister's been beta reading the progress. Have I mentioned that one of the characters is a super hot teacher? This is who my sister has in mind: And this is who I was picturing… James Wolk or […]

Kobo Kilig 

The Kobo's been getting buzz since National Bookstore brought in and sold the e-reader. What I didn't realize is that when I listed on Smashwords, Well Played got listed on Kobo Books too. And can I just quickly blog about how it's been doing? Because SQUEEE! #21 on Kobo's top 50 ebooks as of October […]

A Well Played tour of UPLB 

A couple of months ago my batchmates and I went to UPLB one Saturday to reminisce, eat really good and cheap food, and have fun. Along the way we took some pictures at some places mentioned in Well Played… F.O. Santos cor. Raymundo St. “…the smell of fresh pan de sal and sizzling tocino wafted […]


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