The Great Big Jump’s Holiday Gift Guide for Writers

So what exactly do you get for the writer in your life this holiday season? On the one hand, it can be deceptively easy: anyone can snap up a notebook and a pen, and call it a day. But there’s so much that one can do with a plethora of notebooks and pens, and while it’s tempting to get someone

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Welcome to My New Home! (Plus Great Big News!)

Aloha! Welcome to the new home of The Great Big Jump–a one-stop portal for everything Stella-related. Not only will you find five years’ worth of blog entries on this self-hosted site (migrated with the help of some wonderful folks) but there’s also a dedicated section for my books, which you can find on the menu ribbon at the top of

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: Like Nobody’s Watching by Tara Frejas (Plus Giveaway!)

Genre: Contemporary Romance / NARelease Date: October 24, 2017Book Cover Design: Miles TanPhotography: Chi Yu RodriguezModel: Fred Lo SYNOPSIS It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings.  If there’s something Pio Alvez is good at, it’s pretending to be someone he’s not. On stage and on-screen, the actor has mastered the art of becoming the characters he plays, and his

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Last Day for the Smashwords Sale!

First of all, I cannot describe how thankful I am to those of you who got your free copies of Save the Cake and Crushingly Close during the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale this month. Your support has been so overwhelming for me, and I hope that you will enjoy the books as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Today is the

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Killing Them Softly

Last weekend I talked about my #romanceclass2017 manuscript, and how I was ready to drop everything that I was working on just so I could get cracking on the revisions. Sure enough, hours after that blog entry was posted, I got the notes back for my manuscript, and–just as predicted–major edits were proposed.  Which meant that I would need to

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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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