Randomesticity: One Year Older, and None The Wiser

This post is brought to you by Richard Armitage, who owes me a cake. So, here I am, one year older, working on a new book, taking on some freelance work (which you’ll hear about in the coming weeks), and looking forward to a new school year on the horizon. Time to check in on what’s going on inside my

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Letters (Almost) Left Unsent: The Precious Declaration

May, 2013.Dear [name withheld, but you’ll probably figure it out anyway], I’ve tried  to count backwards to the years when you last saw me. All that I can remember is that I was 18 years old and didn’t know any better. No, I take that back – I was 18 years old and should have known better, should have seen

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Randomesticity: The Beauty Grails

Short post for now, just to talk about what I’m loving at the moment. – White Linen by Estee Lauder. This is one of those things that I would never have picked for myself; apparently my Dad went to the fragrance counter and had two packages gift-wrapped for me and Mom, but I ended up with White Linen and she

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Twelve Random Facts: Eloisa Reyna Carreon, from Save The Cake

One of the main concerns raised by my beta readers on Save the Cake comes idea that nobody knows what Eloisa is really like as a person, even though the story is told from her first-person narrative. Maybe it’s because I’m more used to writing in the first person when I’m talking about myself (heheh), but it’s beginning to make me wonder

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This post is brought to you by Claude, the Passive-Aggressive Amigurumi Macaron. Proof of Claude’s passive aggression: torturing Flat Jeremy Renner with tiny unwanted macaron kisses My original plan for this summer break-slash-mental vacation was to do a lot of writing and working out. Unfortunately for me, my brain had other plans, and now my bedroom is almost filled up

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From The Great Big Archives: Letters Left Unsent

Summer, 2008.  Dear lady in front of me at the Bishop Street Starbucks yesterday morning:It was bad enough that you held up the line because you kept getting a “cranberry” scone when you requested a “blueberry.” It was bad enough that you had to send back the same blueberry scone, twice,  because you didn’t think you got a blueberry scone.

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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