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Mina V. Esguerra

Publishing in Pajamas

Author


Mina writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in publishing.

Trainer


Mina is a resource speaker for the workshop series "Author at Once" for writers and publishers, and teaches #romanceclass for aspiring romance writers.

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Being an author, reader, exhibitor at MIBF 2016


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Indie/hybrid romance in English by Filipino authors (we need to come up with a shorter name for this) did its thing at the Manila International Book Fair 2016.

I am grateful for a lot of things.

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September 22, 2016 - - No comments

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#AllTheFeels: Live readings at the Manila International Book Fair 2016


Thanks to the Filipino Readercon, #romanceclass was able to fulfill one of those on-the-spot dreams: An event at the Manila International Book Fair. When you’re into books, MIBF time is always a big deal. It’s not, “Do I go?” but […]

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September 22, 2016 - - No comments

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Recap: The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival 2016


This isn’t going to be a recap of the three-day festival, as I’d missed the first two days of it. So many things were happening in Manila (and my life) this particular weekend. Busy, but fun. Organized by National Bookstore […]

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August 31, 2016 - - No comments

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#romanceclass lecture: Journalists (August 6, 2016)


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After the great experience with the lecture with the musicians, I decided not to do another lecture until we had just as good a panel. We found out then that we had people coming in from far outside Manila and it had to be worth it. I know how much time is worth and I wasn’t going to ask it of people if it would just be a so-so thing.

But then… Atom Araullo said yes. Haha.

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August 7, 2016 - - No comments

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Why even (Romance and Women and Filipinos and Happy)


Thank you! 💕 #Repost @mai_lovesu with @repostapp ・・・ for so many times i re-read #FairyTaleFail it just occured to me that Ellie and I share the same hobby — planning hypothetical travels! hahaha! Finished reading this last night for the […]

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August 3, 2016 - - No comments

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Workshop: Writing and Discussing YA Literature (Sept 3)


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August 3, 2016 - - No comments

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Excerpt: Iris After the Incident


Here’s an excerpt from Iris After the Incident! “…and that’s how we ended up with this.” “Well, it’s very good pizza.” “I know, right?” You would think that the nighttime and the darkness that came with it would make those […]

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August 2, 2016 - - No comments

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#FeelsRushIn, a #romanceclass event at Ayala Malls TriNoma


We’re always going to be ready to do a Feels Day, and we proved that when we put together #FeelsRushIn in 10 days. Ha!

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July 25, 2016 - - No comments

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Iris After the Incident


Chic Manila is my contemporary romance series set in the Philippines, with Filipino characters. Iris After the Incident is its 8th book (yay!), but they can all be read as standalones. Start with any book and then work your way back, not a problem.

Here’s Iris:

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July 20, 2016 - - No comments

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Bumasa at Lumaya 2: Here to celebrate National Children’s Book Day [Blog tour]


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Welcome to my stop on the Bumasa at Lumaya blog tour! We’re celebrating National Children’s Book Day on the blog. I’ve decided to devote this post to discussing Filipino YA, but you can check out the other posts as well at School Librarian in Action to see more from the tour.

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July 19, 2016 - - No comments

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Giveaway: Thanks from me and #romanceclass!


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I know it can be exhausting, trying to keep up with all the things that we’re doing. And if you have been trying to keep up, I want to thank you. And here’s a way I thought of doing that.

Prizes!

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July 13, 2016 - - No comments

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No Strings Attached (2016 new cover, print+ebook edition)


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Carla’s 29 and a whiz at her job: she’s efficient, reliable, and a total genius when it comes to putting something together at the last minute. Her dating life is practically nonexistent though, and everyone has an opinion about that. Her girl best friend (who’s married) keeps trying to set her up with stable banker-types, while her guy best friend (single and proud of it) encourages her to play the field–no strings attached…

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June 30, 2016 - - No comments

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