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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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Pleasure to Meet You [short story]


As a favor to her sister (producer of cable dating show A Pleasure To Meet You), Natasha agrees to appear on an episode and discovers she’s going on a date with the creator of her favorite amateur pottery channel on […]

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July 17, 2021 - - No comments

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Interim Goddess of Love 2021 edition


Update, June 30: The illustrated edition is now available on Gumroad at gum.co/igol2021! Content Notes 2021 On HEA/HFN: This book is a young adult coming-of-age trilogy and establishes several possible love interests for main character Hannah. There is a Happy […]

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June 15, 2021 - - No comments

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Heat Levels (where we are in 2021)


We’re doing a #RomanceClass lecture on Heat Levels on Saturday, and I’d like to share a timeline of how we’ve started writing sex scenes. Just to illustrate that it’s good to constantly evaluate our position and advice on this and […]

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#RomBkLove 2021 Day 19: Traveling Together


Yes, I do realize that “traveling together” is a plot device that’s used often enough in books and movies and series, possibly to the point that some people are tired of it, but I do love it.  By “traveling together” […]

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May 19, 2021 - - No comments

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Totally Engaged (Six 32 Central #4)


Here is the cover and the buy links for my next book! Book description: Rose Alban, 41, has been happily living alone and single in Manila. When her entire family moved to the US she became responsible for their house […]

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April 24, 2021 - - No comments

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Reflecting on Hello, Ever After


Writing about tragedy is not my lane. I may have tried it once or twice as a younger writer, but when deciding on a writing career, I chose—and stayed—in the romance lane. It’s a misconception that these books are all […]

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April 23, 2021 - - No comments

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Better at Weddings Than You – audiobook edition


June 22 update: Better at Weddings Than You on audio starts releasing tomorrow, June 23! “Starts” because it’ll definitely be available on Gumroad by noon PHT, but other retailers will take a while and I’ll update this page with links […]

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April 15, 2021 - - No comments

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Talk: Reading and Teaching Filipino Chick Lit and Contemporary Romance (for Sari-Sari/AdMU)


Sharing with you all my script for the lecture Reading and Teaching Filipino Chick Lit and Contemporary Romance (Like You Care, Like You Mean It, Like You Respect It). This was developed after, let’s admit, several Twitter and Facebook rants […]

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April 14, 2021 - - No comments

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What a #RomanceClass working weekend looks like


1. Livestreamed #RomanceClass Podcast season 4 episode 5, where we did fan casts for books by Ana Tejano, Brij Bautista, Suzette de Borja, and Bianca Mori.  I’m proud of my suggestions lol I think we have several excellent love team […]

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April 12, 2021 - - No comments

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Twitter Q&A Bonus: Writing Sex Scenes


On February 26, I did a Q&A on Twitter, answering questions about writing and romance for National Arts Month. I received one question as a direct message, and it was a good question! We had a little discussion in my […]

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February 26, 2021 - - No comments

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Suddenly an anthology: TropeTastic2021


I wrote a short story! And right now, it’s only available in the #RomanceClass #TropeTastic2021 anthology. This was put together to raise funds for orgs doing important work right now that we want to support. This was suggested and organized […]

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February 15, 2021 - - No comments

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Sometimes it takes 12 years


I rarely write a post about a book while I’m still writing it, but I’d like to get this out of the way about my upcoming release before I fully commit to the story and the choices I have to […]

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January 26, 2021 - - No comments

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