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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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#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

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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

Some book recs from 2018


I read 92 books in 2018. 92! That’s probably my best rate in years, and that doesn’t even include re-reads, standalone short fiction, komiks, zines, completed/serial online fiction, pre-publication #romanceclass reads. I won’t be listing all of the titles, and […]

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December 31, 2018 - - No comments

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My books in libraries


Yes it’s possible, apparently, to indie-pub a romance book and see it acquired by libraries. If you use Smashwords (and opt into Overdrive for digital books), Findaway Voices (for audio books), and CreateSpace (now Amazon print, for print books) then […]

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December 27, 2018 - - No comments

BooksNews

Short thing: Boracay Guy and Manila Girl (Words and Water)


Wrote this in February 2017 for April at The Reading Belles. Part of something that isn’t really anything just yet. Do I even want to do this…? It took me seven days out of ten to make my way to this […]

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December 20, 2018 - - No comments

NewsWriting

#romanceclass releases in 2018


I released one new contemporary romance book this year. I had originally typed that sentence to include “only” but that makes it seem like a disappointment. One new book a year, or every few years, is fine–it really is! I’m happy […]

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December 18, 2018 - - No comments

BooksNews

New romanceclass project: Still our words, new medium #RCU


We did the poster reveals on Patreon, and today on Instagram and Twitter, so now I can talk about it: We produced a thing. Three things. Specifically, short video adaptations of scenes from #romanceclass books by me, Jay E. Tria, […]

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December 16, 2018 - - No comments

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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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