Mina V. Esguerra

Publishing in Pajamas


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


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

latest posts

#romanceclasscovers update: How, in 2020 (and a cover reveal)

To recap: Yes, we want to see Filipinos on covers too, and it has been this kind of journey. 1: Collabs and acquiring photos from fashion/style content creators. 2: Organizing our first shoot with Migs and Katrice. 3: Crowdfunding and […]

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December 29, 2020 - - No comments


How I write and publish (as of 2020)

Of everything ever posted on this blog, the most popular page/s are the ones that have to do with how I write and publish. This entire blog has been a document of how I’ve been doing that for ten years […]

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December 23, 2020 - - No comments


Another episode of “read and recommend your peers”

Sharing a thread I tweeted yesterday, which comes at the end of months of being in panels, watching panels, possibly being panel-fatigued. The point of the thread being, when people tell you that your book is a disappointment because it […]

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December 15, 2020 - - No comments


What saved 2020 for me, as a creator

All the conferences and panels are online now, and I may have done more speaking engagements in 2020 than I ever have in 11 years of being an author. Each time I’m asked to speak, I prepare a presentation about […]

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December 6, 2020 - - No comments


Kiss and Cry audiobook, narrated by Rachel Coates

Kiss and Cry has an audiobook edition! Listen to it now on Scribd. This was produced through the Findaway Voices and Scribd Choice Authors Program, and I’m grateful to have been selected. The team at Findaway Voices and Scribd also […]

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November 19, 2020 - - No comments


About RomanceClass (2020 Update)

Script and slides of an About RomanceClass presentation updated in 2020. Video version embedded above. Hello! My name is Mina V. Esguerra and I will be talking about romanceclass, a community of Filipino authors of romance in English.  About Me: […]

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November 2, 2020 - - No comments


How #RomanceClass “met” Shinta Mori, who is fictional, or is he

First of all: “Shinta Mori” is a character created by Jay E. Tria. The character is a Japanese actor who becomes the love interest of Filipino indie musician Jill, in a book called Songs Of Our Breakup, the first in […]

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September 26, 2020 - - No comments


What this is for

The title of this post is confusing, most likely. I’ve given this topic a lot of thought because recently I’ve had to say versions of this to people, and even with practice I’m not sure if a post summarizing all […]

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August 25, 2020 - - No comments


So Forward (Six 32 Central #3)

Hi, book! So glad to see you. Book description: Colin Valerio has been performing practically all his life. From national team figure skating, to underwear modeling, and now posting (shirtless) selfies daily for his adoring audience. Many don’t know though […]

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July 9, 2020 - - No comments


Hello Ever After episode 1 (I wrote it!)

In my book What Kind of Day, one of my main characters, Naya, works in tourism, has her own travel business, although there is a hint of what could be a future career for her beyond the business. In this […]

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July 2, 2020 - - 1 Comment


RomanceClass Books and Bold MP

This week I made a major change to my author bio: Adaptations rights of my books are now represented by Anna Liza Recto-Ruth at Bold MP. (Which means any inquiries on adaptations should be sent to annaliza [at], thank […]

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June 11, 2020 - - No comments


I’m angry so I wrote a thing: “Make Good Days” for the Hello, Ever After web series

Yes, it’s kind of sudden. But hey…we’re producing a web series! An official announcement is up here at the romanceclass website. This post will be more about the feelings that led up to writing what would be an episode for […]

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