The Silent Type - the mysterious kind of guy who leaves us always asking questions, never satisfying our curiosity, and the kind whose intentions and actions we just can't seem to read or understand until it's too late.
Today, we get a chance to glimpse into the mind of such character, especially in the matters of his heart!
In today's post, I was lucky enough to score a rare interview with Paul Dalmacio, the "arrogant, cold math nerd" from Author Katrina Ramos Atienza's contemporary novella Well Played~!
When did you first see Patrice and what was your first impression of her?
I was captivated by her long, glossy hair and long, glossy legs -- Sorry, that was Patrice. Right. Well, I first met her at ENG5, which is an expository writing elective. She burst into the classroom. Quite talkative, seemed to know everybody. To be honest, the first time I saw her, it was, you know. Normal. No fireworks and violins. But during the class, there was something about her -- maybe the way she glared at me, I don't know -- that made me look twice. And yes, I know I wasn't exactly polite that first meeting and deserved that glare.
Was she actually different from what you initially thought she was like?
Hmm. Yes and no. No because I always knew she's, what's the word? Spirited. (Patrice insists I use kick-ass. Kick-ass, then.) Yes, because she's also, once you know her, quite sweet. She cares a lot for the people she loves.
What do you like about Patrice and why?
I like that she's upfront. She'll tell you like it is. I like that she's not afraid to get up and make a fool of herself dancing. She's kind of fearless that way. I like that she has definite ideas about things, though she can be stubborn. I like that she takes things seriously but still loves to laugh. I like a lot about her. It's not crystal clear to me now why, exactly, but I'm enjoying finding out. :-)
Would you be willing to play football against Patrice? Who do you think will win between the two of you?
No contest. Patrice would wipe the field with me.
Since you're a fictional character, which actor do you think you resemble the most?
I'm not really comfortable with that question... Patrice calls me 'unfunny John Cho' but I'm pretty sure she's teasing.
I don't know about you guys, but even if Paul was dubbed by Patrice as the "unfunny John Cho", I still find him as one of the most interesting characters I've met in a book. He's a walking enigma - you don't know what's going through his mind, and what he'll do next!
If you want to meet Paul Dalmacio, be sure to grab a copy of Katrina Ramos Atienza's Contemporary Romance Novella Well Played!
Author: Katrina Ramos Atienza
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 3, 2013
About the Book:
Patrice Reyes is starting her junior year at the University and she's convinced it's going to be the best semester ever. For starters, it looks like this is the year her team will win the regional football (soccer, for you Yanks) championships. Her subjects are looking good, and there's even a chance she might finally get somewhere with her rock star crush. But a new classmate—arrogant, cold Math nerd ( 'nuff said)—is seriously throwing off her groove. Will she ever get rid of him and have the awesome semester she deserves? Or is there truth to never judging (Math) books by their cover?
Katrina Ramos Atienza, born and bred in Manila, Philippines, has been writing all her life. She's worked in the fields of PR and corporate communications while blogging, freelancing and writing fiction. Four chick lit novels (Pink Shoes, 2006; The Hagette, 2006; If the Shoe Fits, 2008 and Shoes Off, 2010) are available in paperback in the Philippines, while her earlier short fiction works have been published in Philippine publications and collected in the Growing Up Filipino II anthology. Well Played (2013) is her first independently published novel. She graduated from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños and is married with two kids.
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