Young Hearts, Old Souls

In the last few months I’ve spent some time immersing myself in young adult romance: not only was I reading books, but I was also doing beta reads for writers in the genre. It’s not that I’m interested in writing one (though I’m still thinking about that fat-teen-finds-love story that I tried and failed to finish in seventh grade) but

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That Elusive Thing

This is a bit of a personal reflection–not “call out my ex” personal (as I’ve done a few times on this blog) or “have a meltdown on Twitter” personal (which I have also done too many times), but something closer to the original spirit of The Great Big Jump when I used to blog more regularly. Before we continue, though, let’s watch this

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The Future Is Here

First of all, welcome to the newly redesigned stellatorresauthor.com! The new design is courtesy of Hazel from Stay Bookish, who I can’t thank enough for making this book site super spiffy. If you ever need a person to redesign your WordPress-based bookish site, she’s your gal. Check out the new site, and let me know if there’s anything else you’d

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Nine Years Away: Available for Preorder!

Will the secrets of the past destroy their future? Kim Del Rosario was abandoned by her date at the prom, and worse, she had the most terrible humiliation of her life that night. Never mind that Christian Mendiola was called away on an emergency—his absence hurt as much as the emotional blows that she’d been dealt with then. Nine years

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The Emotional Honesty of a Happy Ending

Originally written on Friday, May 4, 2018. It’s 8 AM, and I’m just about to go to work, but I wanted to post something here after reading too many things in the newspaper and on social media that have been irritating me. What has spurred me to write this is a review of Love, Simon that ends with this sentence: “Just remember,

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The Things We Deserve

So…how do you find a happy ending when the world is on fire? How can you justify falling in love when freedom is at risk, when rights are being threatened, when values are attacked and truth is treated with disregard? How does anyone do this? I’m not one to talk; I’m single, for one thing, and my constant struggle with

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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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