UPLBisms in Well Played: The Org (aka The Soc) 

Today is the 37th anniversary of the UPLB Com Arts Society, my org when I was in college and The Org stand-in in Well Played. The book is dedicated to them! I have a glossary at the end of the book with all the terms that are UPLB-specific (so far all book feedback I’ve gotten […]

Retelling Pride & Prejudice 

Pride and Prejudice

Well Played‘s plot is a retelling of Pride & Prejudice — this much is obvious if you’ve read the book or seen the many film and TV versions or read Well Played’s description! A disclaimer: for Well Played I used Pride & Prejudice more as a device to structure the novel rather than a beat-for-beat […]

Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza 

Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza

New book alert: Well Played is now out! Get it on Amazon for Kindle. It’s a short contemporary romance and it’s kind of a mash-up of all the things I love: UPLB, Pride & Prejudice and football. Take it away, Amazon blurb: Patrice Reyes is starting her junior year at the University and she’s convinced […]

The Hagette 

The Hagette Plot description:Self-confessed “Hagette” Cynthia de la Rama seems like the perfect girl: she’s tall, thin, pretty, charming, and fashionable. So why hasn’t she found the right man? Her gay friends think it’s a defective gaydar to blame. Most of her exes were in the closet. She’s right about ready to give it all […]

Shoes Off 

Shoes Off! Plot description:It’s been a year since Dina and her ex-best-/boyfriend Bobby broke up. Overworked and burned by one-too-many bad dates, she jumps at the chance to be the bridesmaid at her friend Shane’s wedding in Boracay. It’s 10 days of sun, sea and fun—or is it? Shane is quickly morphing into the Bridezilla to […]

If The Shoe Fits 

 If The Shoe Fits Plot description: “The shoe that fits one person pinches another.” – Carl Jung (possibly) or Dina Vasquez (most probably) When we last saw Dina, Emily, and Shane, Dina broke her pink ballet flats but gained a new boyfriend, Emily ended a toxic relationship, and Shane learned how to play nice. Then they […]

Pink Shoes 

Pink Shoes Plot description:Meet Dina, a bored and perpetually broke 25-year-old with the fashion sense of a blind librarian. Shane’s a tall and gorgeous punk rock princess who masquerades as a bank teller by day. Emily has it all: closets full of green clothes, a semi-glamorous job in an advertising agency, and an unfortunate penchant […]

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