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

Totally Engaged (Six 32 Central #4)

Here is the cover and the buy links for my next book! Book description: Rose Alban, 41, has been happily living alone and single in Manila. When her entire family moved to the US she became responsible for their house […]

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April 24, 2021 - - No comments


Reflecting on Hello, Ever After

Writing about tragedy is not my lane. I may have tried it once or twice as a younger writer, but when deciding on a writing career, I chose—and stayed—in the romance lane. It’s a misconception that these books are all […]

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April 23, 2021 - - No comments


Better at Weddings Than You – audiobook edition

I intend to produce an audio edition of every book I’ve ever published and here’s audiobook #3 — BETTER AT WEDDINGS THAN YOU. This book was the first I’d written for my contemporary romance series in alternating POV, and will […]

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April 15, 2021 - - No comments


Talk: Reading and Teaching Filipino Chick Lit and Contemporary Romance (for Sari-Sari/AdMU)

Sharing with you all my script for the lecture Reading and Teaching Filipino Chick Lit and Contemporary Romance (Like You Care, Like You Mean It, Like You Respect It). This was developed after, let’s admit, several Twitter and Facebook rants […]

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April 14, 2021 - - No comments


What a #RomanceClass working weekend looks like

1. Livestreamed #RomanceClass Podcast season 4 episode 5, where we did fan casts for books by Ana Tejano, Brij Bautista, Suzette de Borja, and Bianca Mori.  I’m proud of my suggestions lol I think we have several excellent love team […]

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April 12, 2021 - - No comments


Twitter Q&A Bonus: Writing Sex Scenes

On February 26, I did a Q&A on Twitter, answering questions about writing and romance for National Arts Month. I received one question as a direct message, and it was a good question! We had a little discussion in my […]

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February 26, 2021 - - No comments


Suddenly an anthology: TropeTastic2021

I wrote a short story! And right now, it’s only available in the #RomanceClass #TropeTastic2021 anthology. This was put together to raise funds for orgs doing important work right now that we want to support. This was suggested and organized […]

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February 15, 2021 - - No comments


Sometimes it takes 12 years

I rarely write a post about a book while I’m still writing it, but I’d like to get this out of the way about my upcoming release before I fully commit to the story and the choices I have to […]

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January 26, 2021 - - No comments


#romanceclasscovers update: How, in 2020 (and a cover reveal)

To recap: Yes, we want to see Filipinos on covers too, and it has been this kind of journey. 1: Collabs and acquiring photos from fashion/style content creators. 2: Organizing our first shoot with Migs and Katrice. 3: Crowdfunding and […]

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December 29, 2020 - - No comments


How I write and publish (as of 2020)

Of everything ever posted on this blog, the most popular page/s are the ones that have to do with how I write and publish. This entire blog has been a document of how I’ve been doing that for ten years […]

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December 23, 2020 - - No comments


Another episode of “read and recommend your peers”

Sharing a thread I tweeted yesterday, which comes at the end of months of being in panels, watching panels, possibly being panel-fatigued. The point of the thread being, when people tell you that your book is a disappointment because it […]

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December 15, 2020 - - No comments


What saved 2020 for me, as a creator

All the conferences and panels are online now, and I may have done more speaking engagements in 2020 than I ever have in 11 years of being an author. Each time I’m asked to speak, I prepare a presentation about […]

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December 6, 2020 - - No comments


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