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

State of the Publishing Situation 2020-2022

Sometimes I’m in the mood to look at spreadsheets, and then make charts. I was curious about how my books did during a specific window of time, and chose data for 2020, 2021, and 2022. I focused on mainly what […]

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Currently #9

1. I’m currently watching K-Love on Viu (available to watch on any browser!). It’s a series written by Tara Sering and Tweet Sering, and if you grew up on Summit chick lit like me (before I wrote Summit chick lit) […]

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March 24, 2023 - - No comments



Because this story has been shared to our friends/fellow authors at #RomanceClass10thAnniv, I guess I can blog about it too. In 2018 I decided to produce an audio edition of Iris After the Incident. Audio editions are not standard with […]

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February 25, 2023 - - No comments


After KomiketBGC

[Reposting from Twitter, because this is important, and that site could disappear at any time] View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mina V. Esguerra (@minavesguerra) Am the type who feels like talking to people takes a lot […]

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January 31, 2023 - - No comments


[Deleted scene] Pascal, Lexa, and Colin in So Forward

This month I went to Makati and walked a couple of kilometers through the area that inspired the setting of Colin’s school in So Forward. Even if I fictionalize settings in my books, they’re usually based on real neighborhoods in […]

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January 22, 2023 - - No comments


Updated: RomanceClass Intro Lecture and textbook

Time flies, but it really has been 10 years since I first offered to do #RomanceClass. We’ve done the class about 10 or so times since, and when I’m unable to do a full class (like right now), I do […]

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January 18, 2023 - - No comments


Cover Reveal: Interim Goddess of Love (10th anniversary)

Interim Goddess of Love has turned 10! The three books in this series were released through 2012 and 2013, and over the years has seen many editions and covers. I’m so excited to add a 10th anniversary cover, designed by […]

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January 7, 2023 - - No comments


Fake Date Number Three [short story]

Frances and Sebastian are friends. Who agree to date, for show, when convenient. It’s fine and probably won’t cause feelings because Frances never actually dates anyone more than three times. But do fake dates count? (Set before 2020, no mentions […]

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January 1, 2023 - - No comments


New store + discounts!

In recent years I’ve taken my books “wide” — meaning I took every book off Amazon exclusivity. Being exclusive to Amazon has its advantages but many US retailers don’t accept Philippine payment apps (or just instantly reject cards issued here, […]

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December 23, 2022 - - No comments


My Year in Books 2022

I made several resolutions at the start of my year of reading. How do I feel about those choices in December? I feel great. A sample of my reading year: Compared to the past three years, this year I’ve read […]

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December 19, 2022 - - No comments


New series, new titles [work in progress]

I am not releasing a new book after all in 2022 (and that’s okay!) but I’ve been working on these two books for approximately one year now. It took some time to figure out when/where to place this in the […]

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December 11, 2022 - - No comments


Currently #8

1. On any given day I can look outside and see various parts of Metro Manila. I’ve set probably 15 books in that part of the city. I don’t know if people still do this, but when I was starting […]

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November 28, 2022 - - No comments


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