Pick and Choose

This post is brought to you by Love Is Not A Triangle, a blog for readers who don’t like love triangles. I had the chance to think closely on what I said about the love triangle trope in last month’s book review round-up, and why I’ve been tolerant about them in the past. Yes, it does seem like the ultimate

Read More »


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

Read More »

Wattpad: The Next Frontier

Before I go on with the rest of the entry, I have a few words to say about Wattpad: 1) Yes, it’s too crowded with amateur writers.2) Yes, it feels like you’ve stumbled onto fanfiction.net, except with 100% more homoerotic stories about One Direction.3) No, I haven’t really given up on being a Serious! Published! Author!; I know that this

Read More »


This post is brought to you by Claude, the Passive-Aggressive Amigurumi Macaron. Proof of Claude’s passive aggression: torturing Flat Jeremy Renner with tiny unwanted macaron kisses My original plan for this summer break-slash-mental vacation was to do a lot of writing and working out. Unfortunately for me, my brain had other plans, and now my bedroom is almost filled up

Read More »

Randomesticity: No, This is Random

Today’s post was NOT brought to you by a messenger from Persia. I’m in the middle of a “should be writing/am actually doing” phase right now, so I’m doing a series of rants, raves, and little bits in between. – Writing updates: While my test development papers are doing okay, my outline for the novella I’m writing is suffering from

Read More »

The Great Big Anniversary

I know, I  know, you’re probably wondering: The first real post on this blog happened on January 3, and I didn’t post again until the first “official” entry on January 17. Why, then, would the “anniversary” of The Great Big Jump fall on January 7? Simple: Because THIS HAPPENED. Matty D, you’re next. (Flat Jeremy was a Christmas gift from my

Read More »

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.

Browse the blog