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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After several years of plodding, and plotting, I finally have some great news to share with you: The Great Big Jump will be headed for the big screen! Yes, there is an ongoing movie development deal to turn this blog into a movie. The details have to be hush-hush for the moment, but for now this is what I have

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Vlog Like a Makeup Artist

Before this blog goes quiet for Holy Week, here’s a rejoinder to some of the Pixiwoo-related posts that I’ve been writing lately. My faith in the Sisters Chapman has been restored. (Here is Sam’s “sunset eyes tutorial”; there’s also a similar version from Destiny Godley as well.) See you in April.

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The Great Big Legacy

Let’s just sit back and enjoy this ad campaign for The Peninsula Manila, shall we? Thanks to JessicaRulesTheUniverse for the link.

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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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