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

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 - - No comments


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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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


#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


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


#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


On Print Books and Online Reading (February 2020)

Sometimes I get asked things, and I inform my interviewers that I will be posting the Q&A on my web platforms or social media. Will leave this here for now (answers are mine!):  How do [you] see the future of […]

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March 2, 2020 - - No comments


Reading Filipino in 2019

In August of this year, RomanceClass did a challenge to read/watch/listen to Filipino creations, and we had a bingo card for it. I participated here as much as I could but didn’t include my selections in my regular reading list. […]

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December 19, 2019 - - No comments


My Year in Books 2019, an explanation

This has been my best year of reading. Ever! I have never read more than a hundred books in a year. (I don’t count the ones I helped publish, or manuscripts that may still be revised. Just published books or […]

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December 18, 2019 - - No comments


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