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Mina V. Esguerra

Publishing in Pajamas

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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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Kiss and Cry audiobook, narrated by Rachel Coates


Kiss and Cry has an audiobook edition! 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 supported the decision to hire my […]

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November 19, 2020 - - No comments

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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] boldmp.com, thank […]

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June 11, 2020 - - No comments

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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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I’ve been watching movies


Hi #romanceclass, if you'd like to join the Pinoy movie watch parties I'll be organizing, please reply to this post with "Me!" and I'll add you to a GC or something 😛 Thank you! <3 — 𝚝 𝚊 𝚛 𝚊 […]

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May 24, 2020 - - No comments

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#AprilFeelsDay2020 Thoughts and Feelings


We did it! We organized and broadcast our first online version of April Feels Day! Whew! If you’re familiar with #RomanceClass at all, you’d know that a lot of what we do happens online anyway. So the two annual in-person […]

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April 27, 2020 - - No comments

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A note to my publisher of ten years (who is me, I am my publisher)


Fairy Tale Fail celebrated its 10th year in publication, which means it’s also my 10th year as an indie author, aka a self-publisher. I almost didn’t write this post, because hello, this blog has documented the entirety of my 10-year […]

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April 18, 2020 - - 2 Comments

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#AprilFeelsDay2020, because we need this


Adjusting is a thing we do. The first ever April Feels Day in 2016 was itself an adjustment, a thing we started when existing spaces and events felt like they were not for us. Each April and October event after […]

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March 27, 2020 - - No comments

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