Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pitch Wars Mentee Bio: Hi, my name is...

Michelle. Thank you so much for stopping by to read my mentee bio. For my regular readers, feel free to disregard this post, unless you'd like to learn even more about me ;)

I always feel really self-conscious about writing these bio's so I'm gonna make it short and sweet by writing a couple of lists! If you're not into lists, then feel free to read my blog bio, here!

In a nutshell:

1. A 20-something dreamer, trying to make her dreams come true while working full-time.
2. Currently living in the suburbs of Seattle with my fiance who I met in PARIS (true story), but I'm originally from Sacramento (a west coast, girl for sure).
3. Love, love, love food & drinks. (I'm up for trying any cuisine and any cool concoctions. I'm also the best dessert taster!).
4. Speaking of drinks, my absolute fave is wine, followed by lattes, then tea. You can bet I always have a beverage while I write.
5. I have a little black cat named Blaire who acts more like a dog than a cat.
6. When life and circumstances allow, I love to travel. There's no better high (besides hitting 'The End' on a manuscript) than exploring a new place.
7. My favorite season is Fall. And though I like Summer a whole lot since I get rain the majority of the year, I'm looking forward to the leaves changing.
8. Lying on a cozy carpet, wrapped in a soft blanket, in front of a fireplace with a yummy drink reading/writing = my perfect day.
9. I am the youngest of five sisters, and was raised by the most hardworking mother ever. She took a risk leaving her homeland, doing whatever she could to get to the U.S. so that we could have a better life, and for that I am eternally grateful. 
She is my muse when it comes to writing and living a fulfilled life.
(total mama's girl, I know)

Why I'd make a great CP/beta/friend/cheerleader:

1. I have a passion for writing and reading.
2. Love meeting new friends!
3. I hate to see people give up on what they love to do, so you bet I'll give you a pep talk or two.
(if you need it)
4. I love how the writing community is all about helping each other, and challenging one another to improve upon our craft.
5. I received my BA in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing.
6. I graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis, as the commencement speaker.
7. A few of my poems were published by an independent press.
8. I completed a YA Workshop course at Hugo House, Seattle.
9. Using points 5-8, I've critiqued before so I know what critiques are constructive and what is not. Think of me as the bracing to your building, not the wrecking ball. 
I'm not the type of CP that will tear you down (because I've had experience with those who do - and it's not fun).
8. I am a member of SCBWI. Anyone one else in the Western Washington region?
9. Genres I like to critique/beta read in: anything in YA, and Contemporary NA

For a list of some of my favorite books, check out my bookshelf here

Wanna connect with me? Feel free to use the contact form, twitter, or Instagram on the right side bar. Or leave a comment below.

Thanks again for reading and stopping by!

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  1. You were the commencement speaker?! Wow. And I didn't know you had some published poetry! That's awesome. :)

    I've always loved how you met Michael in Paris, by the way. ^_^

    I have all of my fingers crossed for you!

    1. Ha yes, I was. One of the best moments in my life because my grad ceremony was on my mom's birthday and she had no idea! I love Michael and I's story, too :) And thanks!!! I'm crossing my fingers for you, too!