Monday, August 18, 2014

PitchWars Mentee Bio

To my regular readers, please diregard this post, to the newcomers: Welcome to my blog!

In honor of Pitch Wars, I'm participating in the #PimpMyBio Bloghop to connect with other participants and hopefully makes some new blog/writer friends :)

I go by Michelle, named after the Olsen twins on Full House. In short, my mom needed a nickname for my preschool forms and it just stuck.

I am the youngest out of five sisters. That's right FIVE. And let me tell ya, sharing a bathroom with four older sisters is like trying to bake a pie without ingredeients. Impossible, I tell you. On the plus side, we were raised by an incredible mother in Northern California.

As the youngest, I read a lot by myself and took to journaling, but never with the intention of being a writer. As much as I loved reading and writing, I had a soft spot for animals.

RIP Kiwi 2004-2013
So I attended UC Davis to major in Animal Biology with high hopes of becoming a vet. In my second year of college, however, I interned at an Animal Clinic and realized my feint little heart could not take animal abuse, neglect, or the sight of innards.
My early college years were tough, not curriculum-wise, but trying to be content with myself. I guess you could say it was a period of finding myself, but to me it was trying to make sense of the world I lived in, but had never really seen. So I wrote and wrote, trying to make sense of it all.

 Finally, I switched my major to English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing.
Two years ago, before my last year of college I went to Paris and fell in love.

 Okay so it wasn't love at first sight, but I met my significant other at Cafe Roussillon in Paris. 

 We exchanged e-mail addresses and wrote letters to each other as friends for about seven months while I finished my degree.

Once I graduated, I went to visit him in Seattle. After many hurdles and a giant leap of faith, I relocated to there.

In this rainy grey place, I set to work on what I like to call M2, the YA manuscript I submitted to PitchWars. Now I can't stop looking at the PitchWars feed on twitter :( 

As for my manuscript? Well, it started with a crush...

And a love for tragic romances...

Which inspired me to write my own little love story.
When I'm not PitchWars stalking, I enjoy wine, coffee, and food (as you can tell from my other posts). For my fave YA reads check out my bookshelf link on the top menu bar.
Alright now onto stalking other mentees ;) For a full listing of the blog hop, click here.


  1. Love the pictures. And the journaling. I have a giant rubbermaid container full of my high school journals. Most of them are pretty embarrassing and full of boys I don't really remember. Haha. :) Love the bio! Good luck to you.

  2. I have a similar collection of journals. I recently read one from when I was 16. Oy.

    1. Ha, yes. I know what you mean. Every time I reread them, inwardly I cringe. lol

  3. Wow four older sisters! Congrats on surviving the great bathroom wars! I'm sure pitch wars has nothing on that! Wishing you lots of luck in the contest :)

  4. This was so cute, Michelle! I think I'll join :)

  5. Legolas! (I had a thing for Orlando Bloom, which equaled something like 3 never-ending fanfics about him). And four older sisters! Oh, my God!

    1. So glad I'm not the only one who had the hots for Orlando Bloom at a young age :P

  6. I'm one of five, too! But I'm second oldest and the three younger siblings were all brothers. ;-)

    Good luck in the contest!

  7. What a cute bio. Good luck in Pitch Wars! :)