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 […]

Casting Well Played, part 2 

And the Well Played “casting wars” (exaggeration all mine) are going strong! My sister mentioned Nikki Gil would be a good Patrice…and Twitter agreed! Another friend saw Solenn Heussaf as Patrice… But then: @iggyatienza too mestiza. and she doesn't strike me as the athletic type.— Rose Perez (@esoradiam) September 19, 2013 And then I had […]

Casting Well Played, Pinoy indie style 

OK this is something just for fun. My friend Jao works in advertising and, soon as he finished Well Played, immediately began casting the “movie version.” Here's his dream cast: Jasmine Curtis as Patrice Felix Roco as Paul Paul Montecillo as Lars What do you think?? I think Felix Roco is a great touch! Haven't […]

Guest Post: Your Muse is Whispering: Stop Reading This 

Toffer Tiña was a participant at the 2013 Eureka Seminar Series and one of the more active participants during The Unquiet Muse talk. He sent me this essay and I've reprinted this here with his permission. Thanks Toffer! Your Muse is Whispering: Stop Reading This. Last Saturday, I had met two incredible and interesting women. […]

The Unquiet Muse at the 2013 Eureka Seminar Series, UPLB 

Last Saturday I had the great honor to speak at the Eureka Seminar Series at UPLB, organized by my college org, the UPLB Com Arts Society. I talked about spurring creativity and called my talk The Unquiet Muse. Who is your muse? It was a fun experience that I truly enjoyed! There were about 100 […]

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