Pitch Wars Mentee Bio

now's when my life begins

I’m not freaking out, are you freaking out? I’m actually writing a Pitch Wars Mentee Bio. Guys, I’ve wanted to write one of these for a very long time. Okay, onto the fun stuff!

Hi, I’m Michella (Me-kel-la).


I’m totally normal! 🙂 Feel free to call me Mic (like Mick Jagger or Mickey Mouse). I’m part Italian, Filipino, and Indian. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I love New York, but I also really love London so I don’t know, maybe after college there could be a move across the pond.

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The Cloisters in NYC and Parliament/Big Ben from The Eye. Where do I belong????


I’ve written a YA Contemporary called Lady Hamlet in which my lovable and dramatic MC decides to stage a gender swapped version of Hamlet but doesn’t realize that’s easier said than staged. At the core it’s a story about female friendship but also has some anxiety, kissing, family woes, and play rehearsals. Link to the Pinterest board if you’d like! It’s pretty.

writing2 A self portrait. The likeness isn’t exact.



Going to museums and impersonating the art
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Juicy buns, aka omggggggheaven’sfoodwhatisthismadness:
I do also love pizza. My dad is a pizza man and used to own his own pizzerias. Fun facts!

Tennis: (Wimbledon cap at US Open aka A+ work)


I also like making lists. As you can tell.

You probably want to know what books I like, sweet like-minded book people that you are. I shall tell you! I mostly read YA, but have been known to read stuff outside my chosen genre. Here’s a snapshot of books I curl up in the fetal position with:

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*Pets screen* So pretttyyyyyyy.

princess and the frog happy twirl

TV Wise! [I tried so hard to be selective] [also: FOOD NETWORK]

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Movie wise! [did not really try to be selective]

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Music wi–no, sorry. We could be here all day. Let me just say: Florence + the Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones, The Killers, Bastille, and soooo many more.

Fun Facts:

  • I broke my wrist/three fingers falling off my scooter when I was in sixth grade. I don’t know why I thought that was fun.
  • I used to write for the Vampire Academy fan page Shadow Kissed! Now that was fun.
  • I still love Build-a-Bear. I have a penguin named Tux and an owl named Fieryo.
  • My kitty is cute and fat. He goes by Timmy.
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  • I’ve never dyed my hair but I’d love to have blue hair like Karou.
  • And when I went to DC 4 years ago, me and my mom and fave tita and cousin made a video of ourselves dancing all over the city to cheer my nonno in the Philippines up, who was recovering from a stroke at the time. THIS IS THAT VIDEO.

What a great way to end!! Thanks for reading 🙂

You can find the other #PimpMyBios here.


Halfway Through 2015: Books!

*I originally started this post in July when we were actually halfway through the year, but got bored and decided not to do it. But never fear the mood struck and here we are!

This post is dedicated to: BOOOOOKKKKKKSSSSSSSgilmore girls rory book smell

It’s August 16! In a few weeks I’ll be back in college and enjoying my Shakespeare class and Mass Incarceration class, among others. I’ll be trying not to spend all my money on books (and probably failing). I’ll try to pick up my cat and he’ll get mad and shed everywhere (but that happens most days). And I don’t know what else will happen. That’s the beauty of the future, or so I hear.

And now, onto the point of this post: the past.

I want to look back at some of the books I’ve read this year that have been astounding and made my life 10000000x better. And if you haven’t read them yet, you totally should.

Books that made me:


Books that made me:

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Books that made me:

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Books that made me:
natural born hero

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Book I’m reading right now AND LOVE TO PIECES:
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A Darker Shade final for Irene

Books I reallyreallyreally need to read before the year ends:
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more happy than not dumplin all the rage bone gap winter six of crows wild carry on this monstrous thing first & then walk on earth a stranger



And there you go!! Some amazing books I’ve read in 2015, some that come out later this year and want your love, and books I heartily recommend. Sadly I couldn’t include everything or else this would be a list of 50+ books (so far!).

Cheers! ❤