MIBF and Beyond: Books, Books, and More Books

This is what my to-be-read pile looked like before this year’s Manila International Book Fair: Of these books, I’ve only finished How to Be Single; it was alright, but I don’t think I’m cut out to read unromantic chick lit about neurotic single New Yorkers anymore. The Eliza Victoria was a recommendation that I’ve been meaning to purchase and read

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September Thoughts

I’m writing this at the tail end of a long weekend (Eid Mubarak!) so it feels right that I should write something about where I am, writing-wise. The big news is that I did finish a manuscript over the weekend–something that I’ve been working on and off for more than a year, since I was doing it around the same

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Announcing: The Crushingly Close Blog Tour!

I am happy to announce the stops for the Crushingly Close Blog Tour, starting on July 25 and ending on July 31. Here are the stops for the tour:  Monday, July 25: Excerpt – The Perfictionist Monday, July 25: Excerpt – WiP [Work in Progress] Thursday, July 28: Author Interview – The Cinderella Stories Friday, July 29: Review – The Perfictionist

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Crushingly Close: Now Available for Preorder!

Crushingly Close is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Get it now for the special pre-order price of 99 cents before it goes up to $2.99 on release day. Working out details with other retailers as we speak, but more than likely it will be on Smashwords on release day with distribution to other retailers TBA. News about distribution on

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COVER REVEAL: Crushingly Close

And it’s (almost) here! *cue “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake*Look at that cover! It’s so glorious! The cover was designed by the lovely Gail Villanueva, who helped me out with the stock photos and typography to make sure that everything stood out in the final product. She’s also a writer, so she understood how to hit the sweet spot for

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My Life In Tweets

Right now my Twitter feed is a mess of political posts (it is an election year in the Philippines, after all) but I’ve managed to sneak in a few peeks into my life in the meantime. Here are some highlights: So here’s a thing: https://t.co/U7vVMl9HC2 — Stella Torres (@TheStellaTorres) April 11, 2016 Yes, the book is coming. Yes, the title

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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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