Favorite Things

It’s the 250th blog entry on The Great Big Jump! This means I get to share with you some of my favorite things! Call it a midlife crisis, but my favorite things of the moment are the ones that I would have indulged in decades ago when I was still young and fresh. Here’s a sampling of those: – Collecting

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Manifesting Your Dreams

Let me tell you a story of how a simple question can lead to an extraordinary idea. Several months ago on Twitter, we had a Q & A session with actor Migs Almendras, who’s also one of our live readers for #romanceclass. For some reason, I was feeling pretty naughty that night, so I thought I’d ask a funny question.

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A few things have been going on chez Meimei: 1) I’m up to my ears right now with school work;  2) I’m excited about the upcoming launch for Kids These Days (check out the artwork on Chrissie’s blog);  and 3) I’m writing a short story for a writing class that’s quite far from the norm for me. Let’s just say

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Randomesticity: One Year Older, and None The Wiser

This post is brought to you by Richard Armitage, who owes me a cake. So, here I am, one year older, working on a new book, taking on some freelance work (which you’ll hear about in the coming weeks), and looking forward to a new school year on the horizon. Time to check in on what’s going on inside my

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Letters (Almost) Left Unsent: The Precious Declaration

May, 2013.Dear [name withheld, but you’ll probably figure it out anyway], I’ve tried  to count backwards to the years when you last saw me. All that I can remember is that I was 18 years old and didn’t know any better. No, I take that back – I was 18 years old and should have known better, should have seen

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My Personal Recipe for Breakfast Joy (and Occasional Liquid Snackitude)

In a bowl (or mug, which is the personal choice for many dormers) combine the following: Quick cooking oats1 packet of regular Nesvita (or substiture 3 tbsp. of powdered milk and 1 tsp of sugar)1 tbsp. of Milo (optional, but if you’re an insane Milo addict like me you’re going to need one of these) Add hot water from the dispenser. Stir

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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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