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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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New-to-me authors read in 2018


Ah, the TBR. We all have our huge to-be-read piles. I’ve always felt that anyone giving my books a chance has done so because they’re kind enough to pull a new-to-them author’s book out of their pile, and now I’m very aware of doing the same, when deciding my next read. Many of them on this list are not new authors, and come highly recommended by friends, so the qualifier is “new to me.” Warning: this strategy opens up worlds of beauty; it does not reduce the number of books to be read.

Here are my new-to-me authors in 2018:

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December 9, 2018 - - No comments

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Draft excerpt: Thirst Date (short story)


This is an excerpt from the draft of a short story I wrote, that’ll be part of an anthology with some lovely #romanceclass authors. More details soon! Since this is from the draft, some details may change in the final. […]

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December 7, 2018 - - No comments

NewsWriting

Writing while grieving


This year, I lost my mom. I’ve avoided posting on the topic anywhere on social media as much as I could, though I did a tweet and an Instagram post eventually. I have a personal Facebook that I’ve all but […]

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December 7, 2018 - - No comments

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More on: Support your communities. Support ours too.


#FeelsFest2018 on Instagram

I was interviewed by M. Paramita Lin for The Unpublishables. Really appreciated the questions! Wanted to highlight this particular one, and maybe talk about it some more.

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December 5, 2018 - - No comments

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Thank you, readers (thank you thank you)


I’ve been keeping track of mentions of #romanceclass books on publications and lists, and 2018 has been a great year for that. So grateful for readers who recommend our books and include us in lists. Here’s a thread I made on Twitter of all the rec lists I saw (click on tweet to follow the thread):

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December 4, 2018 - - No comments

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The work we did, 2018


Remember when I’d post recaps of the work I did that year, as an author or a workshop facilitator? That’s evolved, and maybe in the right way. I’ve gone from releasing three books a year to one book a year, two years now. I feel like I spend the same amount of time writing, but I also spend time on new editions.

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November 29, 2018 - - No comments

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#romanceclass lecture: November 17, 2018 (Marketing and Querying)


#romanceclass lecture on November 17, 2018
Saturday, 1 PM to 5 PM
Ortigas Foundation Library, Ortigas Ave.

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November 10, 2018 - - No comments

NewsWorkshops

#romanceclass at BGC Art Mart, 19 October 2018


romanceclass at BGC Art Mart, 19 October 2018

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October 16, 2018 - - No comments

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FeelsFest2018 on October 6, Maybank Performing Arts Theater


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September 18, 2018 - - No comments

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#romanceclass at Word Wonder, Century City Mall, Aug 31 to Sept 2, 2018


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August 6, 2018 - - No comments

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#romanceclass community (2018 media kit)


If you’re a blogger, journalist, or just interested in #romanceclass community’s books, author activities and ongoing projects, here’s a media kit I’ve put together for meetings and presentations I’ve done this year. It specifically highlights newly released books, but there’s an extensive catalogue of over 100 books now at romanceclassbooks.com. The next romanceclass event is on October 6, and we’ll have time on that day for author interviews and book launch panels.

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July 31, 2018 - - No comments

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New #romanceclass lecture, 4Q 2018


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