Crushingly Close: The Indie Print Edition

First and foremost, here’s the cover for the print edition! This cover was designed by the awesome Gail Villanueva, who took our original design for the ebook cover and added the view of Jakarta at night as a nice touch. As with the case of the ebook cover, we both had the same favorite among the design options that she

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So I Finished A Manuscript (#romanceclass2017 Edition)

After several days of struggling with time management, snit fits, and numerous distractions, I finally finished my first manuscript for 2017. If you do the math, that means I’ve finished three manuscripts in the span of six months (with this on-and-off one being the first and NaNoWriMo for the second), so I must have had a lot of time and

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Crushingly Close: Now Available for Pre-Order!

Now you can have your own print copy of Crushingly Close! Pre-orders are now open until February 8 before the Philippine edition launch on February 11. Payment information will be forwarded to you once the form has been received. Hope to see you then! Loading…

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The Road to NaNoWriMo: Week 2 and 3 Recap

I’m sorry I forgot to post last week; I had so many things going on over the weekend that I wasn’t able to post anything substantial. But what’s most important to note here is that, in the span of three weeks, I managed to do something that I would not have been able to do in any year: I FINISHED!

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The Road to NaNoWriMo 2016: Week 1 Progress

(Screengrab: my original Scrivener file for Nine Years Away. Click to enlarge!)  And we’re off!  It’s been only five days, but I’ve been seeing some progress. Right now my word count is at 14,977 words, with an average of 2.496 words daily according to the NaNoWriMo site–a little over the 2,000 words per day that I’ve allotted for myself this

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Thoughts on #FeelsFest 2016

Before I begin, let me clarify that this is not an event recap for #FeelsFest. There were other things that happened on October 22, but I felt like I should share a more personal account of how I felt after going through what I believe is an unforgettable experience for me, especially as a writer. And it’s all because of

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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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