Profile

Cover photo
Guilie Castillo
Works at Self Employed
Attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Lives in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
1,975 followers|1,220,292 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
1
Lynne Hinkey's profile photo
 
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!

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm up at lovely +Gay Degani's blog today talking about how I started to write, as part of her JOURNEY TO PLANET WRITE series. Thank you for the invite, Gay!
http://wordsinplace.blogspot.com/2016/07/journey-to-planet-write-three-decades.html#.V5AA1DmANBc 
by Guilie Castillo-Oriard In 2011 I quit my job in the financial industry to “be a writer,” and everyone thought I’d gone mad. “Burnout,” they whispered. In all honesty, they weren’t that far off; six years of twelve-ho...
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
#BoTB — Results (Ojalá Que Llueva Café)
This one was quick and dirty; Café Tacuba took the lead out of the gate, but Señor Guerra didn't let that stand for long. Café Tacuba: 3 Birgit Lee Dixie Juan Luis Guerra: 5 Cherdo Michele Jeffrey Mike John I love the original, both for its musical integrit...
 ·  Translate
This one was quick and dirty; Café Tacuba took the lead out of the gate, but Señor Guerra didn't let that stand for long. Café Tacuba: 3 Birgit Lee Dixie Juan Luis Guerra: 5 Cherdo Michele Jeffrey Mike John I love...
2

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
An interview with +Gay Degani, prolific author of intelligent, sensitive fiction, on the pleasures (and challenges) of writing long vs. short... and vice versa.
I met Gay Degani back in 2013, when we were both part of the Pure Slush project 2014, A Year In Stories—and this is not the first time she graces this blog with her insight. She wrote two pieces for Quiet Laughter during the ...
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
A lovely review for The Miracle of Small Things — thank you, +Pat Garcia!
The Miracle of Small Things by Guilie Castillo-Oriard Al is romping with the other dogs, tearing up gusts of sand in the far end of the cove. Chases, gets chased, chases agai...
2
Pat Garcia's profile photo
 
Thank you, Guilie. I truly enjoyed reading about Al. You have a fantastic book.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
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…
View original post
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Somebody's Baby (#BoTB)
I'm so sorry, gang... I've been missing too many battles lately. Yes, it's fast times here in Curaçao, but that's really no excuse—I'm sure you all have oodles of stuff to do, too, and yet you manage to post promptly, on time and regularly. So I apologize, ...
I'm so sorry, gang... I've been missing too many battles lately. Yes, it's fast times here in Curaçao, but that's really no excuse—I'm sure you all have oodles of stuff to do, too, and yet you manage to post promptly, on time...
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
"My Dog Has A Job?" Guest Post by +Lynne Hinkey (@LMHinkey)
Lynne Hinkey is a marine scientist by training, a writer by passion, and a curmudgeon by nature. An Olympic-caliber procrastinator, she honed her skill through years of practice and dedication to life on island-time. She uses her experiences living in the C...
Lynne Hinkey is a marine scientist by training, a writer by passion, and a curmudgeon by nature. An Olympic-caliber procrastinator, she honed her skill through years of practice and dedication to life on island-time. She uses...
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
#BoTB — Raining Coffee
I'm late to the party, I know... I apologize. I was on a deadline to deliver a short story, and I finally managed to send it in just a little while ago—two days late... ooops. So, with the "job" taken care of, let's hear some music! This is one of those alt...
I'm late to the party, I know... I apologize. I was on a deadline to deliver a short story, and I finally managed to send it in just a little while ago—two days late... ooops. So, with the "job" taken care of, let's hear some...
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Gay Degani's 'Rattle of Want' — Lessons on Writing Long vs. Short
I met Gay Degani back in 2013, when we were both part of the Pure Slush  project 2014, A Year In Stories —and this is not the first time she graces this blog with her insight. She wrote two pieces for Quiet Laughter  during the A2Z challenge in 2014, one on...
I met Gay Degani back in 2013, when we were both part of the Pure Slush project 2014, A Year In Stories—and this is not the first time she graces this blog with her insight. She wrote two pieces for Quiet Laughter during the ...
1

Guilie Castillo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great review for Rick Bylina's newest thriller, KILL ALL CATS (no, he doesn't advocate feline slaughter), at the Internet Review of Books, c/o the awesome +Gary Presley... Book and review are both must-reads.
1
Work
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).
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
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
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Guilie Castillo's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
THE UN-FAMILIAR
internetreviewofbooks.blogspot.com

Fiction What could possibly go wrong? THE UNFAMILIAR: A Tale of Cats and Gods By Lynne Hinkey 288 pp. Casperian Books (availabl...

Pat Garcia (Frankfurt Am Main, 05, Germany)'s review of The Miracle of S...
www.goodreads.com

The Miracle of Small Things by Guilie Castillo-Oriard Al is romping with the other dogs, tearing up gusts of sand in the far end of the cove

You
scienceladybug.blogspot.com

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret M

Jack & Jip, Jet & Juno, and Jonathon
doggiecaperz.wordpress.com

J is for Jack and Jip, Jet and Juno, and Jonathon Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865), Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881), and Theodore Roosevelt (1901

To make #blogging fun, Bring a Friend to the #atozchallenge !
www.a-to-zchallenge.com

Today's post is brought to you by Andrea, from D's Company. ------------- As an introvert, I've always thought that big parties sucked. Espe

The Miracle of Small Things – A novel in stories about silver linings in...
curacaochronicle.com

WILLEMSTAD - Mexican author Guilie Castillo Oriard’s The Miracle of Small Things (Truth Serum Press, August 2015) will be launched in Curaça

The Miracle of Small Things by Guilie Castillo-Oriard — Reviews, Discuss...
www.goodreads.com

International tax lawyer Luis Villalobos is lured to the tiny island of Curaçao by the promise of a fast track to the cusp of an already ...

When in Belgium, Drink the Beer
ellisshuman.blogspot.com

Tweet There is much that makes a visit to Belgium an incredible experience. In addition to the role Brussels plays hosting the headquarters

PITFALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
yolandarenee.blogspot.com

I am thrilled to have Guilie Castillo Oriard here today to discuss: PUBLISHING: NAVIGATING THE PITFALLS (AND OPPORTUNITIES) The landscape of

a review of The Miracle of Small Things
www.goodreads.com

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
dolorah.blogspot.com

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
www.goodreads.com

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
www.goodreads.com

"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
montanascribbler.com

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

M for Monolithic temple - Masroor
facetsofadishortstories.blogspot.com

This post is written for A to Z Challenge . M for Monolithic Temple - Masroor. Masroor is 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota Surian link road and