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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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[Deleted scene] Pascal, Lexa, and Colin in So Forward


This month I went to Makati and walked a couple of kilometers through the area that inspired the setting of Colin’s school in So Forward. Even if I fictionalize settings in my books, they’re usually based on real neighborhoods in […]

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January 22, 2023 - - No comments

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Updated: RomanceClass Intro Lecture and textbook


Time flies, but it really has been 10 years since I first offered to do #RomanceClass. We’ve done the class about 10 or so times since, and when I’m unable to do a full class (like right now), I do […]

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January 18, 2023 - - No comments

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Cover Reveal: Interim Goddess of Love (10th anniversary)


Interim Goddess of Love has turned 10! The three books in this series were released through 2012 and 2013, and over the years has seen many editions and covers. I’m so excited to add a 10th anniversary cover, designed by […]

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January 7, 2023 - - No comments

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Fake Date Number Three [short story]


Frances and Sebastian are friends. Who agree to date, for show, when convenient. It’s fine and probably won’t cause feelings because Frances never actually dates anyone more than three times. But do fake dates count? (Set before 2020, no mentions […]

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January 1, 2023 - - No comments

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New store + discounts!


In recent years I’ve taken my books “wide” — meaning I took every book off Amazon exclusivity. Being exclusive to Amazon has its advantages but many US retailers don’t accept Philippine payment apps (or just instantly reject cards issued here, […]

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December 23, 2022 - - No comments

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My Year in Books 2022


I made several resolutions at the start of my year of reading. How do I feel about those choices in December? I feel great. A sample of my reading year: Compared to the past three years, this year I’ve read […]

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December 19, 2022 - - No comments

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New series, new titles [work in progress]


I am not releasing a new book after all in 2022 (and that’s okay!) but I’ve been working on these two books for approximately one year now. It took some time to figure out when/where to place this in the […]

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December 11, 2022 - - No comments

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Currently #8


1. On any given day I can look outside and see various parts of Metro Manila. I’ve set probably 15 books in that part of the city. I don’t know if people still do this, but when I was starting […]

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November 28, 2022 - - No comments

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Nothing is planned, but everything is a celebration #RomanceClass


Friends, it’s almost ten years since we started #RomanceClass. The first ever post inviting people to join the class is here on Blogger (old school!) and mirrored here on my website. I’m not sure what to do to “celebrate” this. […]

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November 22, 2022 - - No comments

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Currently #7


1. Get the KILIG anthology at Paskomiket, Dec 3 and 4, at SM Megamall (Megatrade Hall 2)! I won’t be manning the table but I’ll drop by on one of those days. Kitakits! 2. I read Kate Gavino’s graphic novel […]

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November 19, 2022 - - No comments

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Reading More SEA 2022


Earlier this year I wrote about wanting to read more books by Southeast Asian authors, set in Southeast Asia. This is how that’s been going! For some years now I’ve also been more intentional about reading more Filipino authors, so […]

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November 15, 2022 - - No comments

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Currently #6


Currently? Like now? Twitter is falling apart. More than usual. If you’ve been visiting this blog more often because I really have been more active here, writing thoughts and stuff — welcome and yay. 1. If you want #RomanceClass stuff […]

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November 11, 2022 - - No comments

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