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Guilie Castillo
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Attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Lives in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
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2017 To-Do List
Lately I've been doing more visual "art" than writing... Not sure why. Maybe creativity not only comes in different shapes of expression but actually requires  these different shapes to feed on, to renew itself, even to deepen itself. (Or maybe I'm just a f...
Lately I've been doing more visual "art" than writing... Not sure why. Maybe creativity not only comes in different shapes of expression but actually requires these different shapes to feed on, to renew itself, even to deepen...
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The Voice of Frustration
We—all of us falling under the liberal, progressive label—have just about had it with being told to "get over it", "work together", "move forward". Two months after the election and the divide is only growing wider. I've seen plenty of material—call it rant...
We—all of us falling under the liberal, progressive label—have just about had it with being told to "get over it", "work together", "move forward". Two months after the election and the divide is only growing wider. I've seen...
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To Utopia or Not To Utopia? #WEP December Challenge
'Perfect Is Imperfect Is Perfect' Created in Photoshop, December 2016 Utopia . To me, the word conjures visions of Huxley's Brave New World , Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 , Orwell's 1984 . Manic, soma -induced smiles of what passes for happiness (because every...
'Perfect Is Imperfect Is Perfect' Created in Photoshop, December 2016 Utopia. To me, the word conjures visions of Huxley's Brave New World, Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Orwell's 1984. Manic, soma-induced smiles of what passes f...
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I get why you did it. No, really, I do.
You were tired of the same-old up in Olympus, the same elites decade after decade passing around power among them, like the in  clique at Homecoming passing around a bottle of Chivas and hiding it every time you come close. What Chivas, man?  You were tired...
You were tired of the same-old up in Olympus, the same elites decade after decade passing around power among them, like the in clique at Homecoming passing around a bottle of Chivas and hiding it every time you come close. Wh...
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So much noise Inside our head Our thoughts Our to-do list Work commitments Social media Twit, twit, Twitter Facebook Disturbing news A million things Fighting for space Space so scarce Turn down that volume. Unplug. Tune out the noise coming at you. Tune…
So much noise Inside our head Our thoughts Our to-do list Work commitments Social media Twit, twit, Twitter Facebook Disturbing news A million things Fighting for space Space so scarce Turn down th…
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On the Money We Make (or Fail to Make) Through Writing
Getting paid more than zero for your work is the first step toward learning what it’s really worth to you, the best way to learn to stop obsessing about what it’s worth to everybody else. This brilliant piece  I just found on Slate.com touches on some of th...
Getting paid more than zero for your work is the first step toward learning what it’s really worth to you, the best way to learn to stop obsessing about what it’s worth to everybody else. This brilliant piece I just found on ...
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And so it begins, this year 2017...
I hope you had the most wonderful beginning to the new year. May 2017 bring you naught but positivity and hope. (I know, for all us progressive, liberal types hope seems a tad out of reach, but remember all it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to...
I hope you had the most wonderful beginning to the new year. May 2017 bring you naught but positivity and hope. (I know, for all us progressive, liberal types hope seems a tad out of reach, but remember all it takes for evil ...
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Because Nothing Connects Us With The Good Like A Puppy Coming Home
I don't know about you, but I needed this.
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My story, 'Summer Love', is featured today at +Beate Sigriddaughter's lovely site, WRITING IN A WOMAN'S VOICE. Would love to hear your feedback and comments! 
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My review of +Lynne Hinkey's wonderful 'THE UN-FAMILIAR: A TALE OF CATS AND DOGS' is up at the Internet Review of Books! 
Fiction What could possibly go wrong? THE UNFAMILIAR: A Tale of Cats and Gods By Lynne Hinkey 288 pp. Casperian Books (availabl...
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Thank you for the lovely review, Guilie! I'm so excited by this story and the characters--and of course, as an insecure author--always worried it's just me. Your kind praise for the story has made my day, week, month, and year!

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Your Feel-Good for the Day. Or the Week.
How cool is this? High school cross-country team take shelter dogs out for a run. Read the story here , and watch the video the team's coach (and mastermind behind the whole idea) posted on Facebook. Kudos, St. Joseph High School. Here's to more kids (and a...
How cool is this? High school cross-country team take shelter dogs out for a run. Read the story here, and watch the video the team's coach (and mastermind behind the whole idea) posted on Facebook. Kudos, St. Joseph High S...
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Occupation
I make up lies and put them on paper. Ok, on the computer screen. If the publisher likes them, he puts them on paper.
Employment
  • Self Employed
    Writer, 2011 - present
    THE MIRACLE OF SMALL THINGS, my first solo book, is now available via Lulu.com (print only; other online retailers and e-book to follow before the end of the year).
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Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Previously
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico - Montclair, NJ - Cancun, Mexico
Story
Tagline
Traded tax planning for writing. Yep. Went off the deep end.
Introduction
Je ne cherche pas; je trouve. 
~ Pablo Picasso

Writer, dog rescuer, citizen of the world. It's about the journey. And the books. Oh, the books. 
Bragging rights
Convinced my boyfriend that his pet allergies were inconsequential compared to rescuing homeless animals. We now have seven dogs, and we've found homes for nine other rescues. B/f now loves animals, worries about their food and water, makes sure they're indoors when it rains... Yes, I'm damn proud of that.
Education
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    International Tax Planning, 2008 - 2011
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Writing In A Woman's Voice
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Pat Garcia (Frankfurt Am Main, 05, Germany)'s review of The Miracle of S...
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Castillo-Oriard's protagonist in The Miracle of Small Things is the fellow you can't help but root for, as he stumbles through life trying t

IWSG October: DON'T WATCH WITH ME
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October IWSG: and my birthday month. Know what my birthday present this year is? Know what, know what? Ok, I'll tell you. New season The Wal

a review of The Miracle of Small Things
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I enjoyed this. The novel-in-stories format and Castillo-Oriard's writing style made it easy to progress through the book. The blurbs about

a review of The Miracle of Small Things
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"The Miracle of Small Things"The Miracle of Small ThingsGuilie Castillo-Oriard is an ode to Curaçao and the stark contrasts and subtle beaut

Book Marketing Through Radio Interviews
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Silvia Villalobos, a native of Romania who lives immersed in the laid-back vibe of Southern California, is a writer of mystery novels and sh