Jack and Emma and Pete and Iris

Two weeks ago, I had the Windows 10 OS refreshed on my laptop because it had been acting up for some reason, and one of the fun (read: not fun) things about getting my laptop fixed at the shop was the process of backing up my files. which I had to do by myself. Not all of my files have

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The End of the Beginning

So yeah, I finally–FINALLY–finished That Book. It took longer than I expected because of so many things that were going on simultaneously in my life: family issues, sickness, the death of a beloved pet. (Those back-to-back bacterial infections that brought me down during the last few weeks of July alone were enough to send me into a tailspin.) But, yeah,

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All About Chemistry

Once you’ve had a taste of it, there’s no going back– James Morrison, “Under the Influence” So: Remember the book I told you about in the last blog entry? Don’t worry, I’m still writing it, and I’m still determined to finish it before the month is over. In fact, I already know how it ends, so everything is just building

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When Inspiration Happens

Don’t take this the wrong wayYou knew who I was with every step that I ran to you– Hozier, “Someone New” It all started at a hotel lobby in Seoul, where I found myself being overcome with a profound sadness that I couldn’t figure out the origins. All I know was that I turned to my mom that evening and

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Long Time Coming (Or: A Crushes Of Yore Megapost)

I know, it has been weeks since I last updated this blog, and I wish I had some stories to tell from my absence (don’t worry, there’s some good news in there) but for the most part it’s been an emotional roller-coaster for me. Cliche’d though it may be, there’s no better way of describing it from my end. I

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Crushes Of Yore: No Apologies Necessary

Since I can’t get Pinterest to work with Blogger at this time of night, I’ll just go ahead and throw all sorts of random commentary on a few Crushes of Yore (and one that would have counted, except not)… – Much as I adore him to bits – and believe me, I’m crushing on him hard right now – Jonny

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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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