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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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Flicker in Young Star and more


A fun thing happened –the #romanceclassYA project that became Flicker was featured in Young Star! Author Angeli E. Dumatol and I were interviewed by Fiel Estrella, and the feature went online earlier this month. I asked Fiel if I could […]

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#romanceclass at your own pace


I get questions sometimes about how to join #romanceclass. The easiest way is to join an online class when I open one, and I announce on this site when I do. But an author can still join the community and […]

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“Mina” is ten years old


A ten-year-old name, that is. The entire year that I was going back and forth with my editor and publisher on what would be my first book, I was communicating using a different name. (They still call me by that […]

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March 29, 2019 - - No comments

NewsWriting

See you at #AprilFeelsDay2019!


This is what we’re doing on April 27! April Feels Day is when we get to hang out as readers and authors, launch new #romanceclass books, recommend our faves, buy books/merch/art, and watch live readings from the books. Register here […]

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March 14, 2019 - - No comments

EventsNews

Kiss and Cry: Food stories


My books often have food mentions, especially the ones set in the Philippines. That’s just the kind of person (and writer) I am I guess…but Kiss and Cry taps into an entire range of food experiences that I associate with […]

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March 11, 2019 - - No comments

News

Kiss and Cry Q&A


Answering some questions I got on Instagram. Thank you for the Qs!

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February 25, 2019 - - No comments

BooksNews

Career update, or the value of a photo of a stack of your own books


My proof copy of Kiss and Cry arrived this week, and I’ve made a little thing out of taking a photo of my updated book stack like the one above. Not only is it a list of print books I […]

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February 13, 2019 - - No comments

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romanceclass at CCP Pasinaya 2019


#romanceclass was at the CCP Pasinaya festival for the second time, and it was awesome. This is a yearly festival, and if you attend you get a schedule for three days of arts and culture from all over the country. […]

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February 9, 2019 - - No comments

EventsNews

Kiss and Cry (Six 32 Central #2)


Book description: Calinda met Ramirez when she was 20 and he was 22. She was the rising star of women’s skating, and he was the superstar forward of men’s hockey. Her parents and coach were against their relationship, and because […]

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February 2, 2019 - - 1 Comment

BooksNews

US trip 2019 as author and reader


Was in LA and Houston for a few days in January, and managed to make some bookish visits to places. My main stop in LA was The Ripped Bodice, an indie, romance-focused bookstore. It was my second time to visit […]

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January 27, 2019 - - No comments

News

#romanceclasscovers update: 9 and we’ll keep going


The story so far: We’ve been writing romance novels that we publish internationally. Many of our favorite international romance books for the past few decades have photos or real people’s faces on the covers. Many of us started with art illustrations […]

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January 22, 2019 - - No comments

News

January 12 and 13: Buy romanceclass books at Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati


#romanceclass will be watching Jef Flores’s musical Flashcard Tangle, and selling books at the theater! January 12 and 13, Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati.

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January 7, 2019 - - No comments

EventsNews

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