“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”Gilda Radner


03/25/2018       New York Pitch conference in NYC. Fantastic people, wonderful experience! Multiple requests for my book by editors/publishers.

03/10/2018  Finished novel revisions/edits with Paul Cumbo.

02/2018       Most-read blog entry to date: When You Can't Reach Your Husband and Think He Might Be Dead I'm not sure if that's the result of mis-Googling or what, because I don't find it particularly remarkable.

After that, my most-read blog is the speech I made when my grandfather passed away: King of the Hill, Top of the Heap

12/2017       Hired as a talk show host for an on-stage character education program for kids. Rise Up!

07/2017       Traveled to Italy! Got a puppy! Not at the same time!

11/2016       Moved into the new house!

09/2014       Back to teaching!

4/2013        Attended Writers Digest Conference in NYC. Fantastic! Met so many inspiring professionals who've helped me on my writing journey.

12/2012      Awarded First Prize in the romance category of the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Competition. "Nightswimming" will be featured in the May/June issue of Writer's Digest. View it here

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. You probably don't remember me. You were my teacher in middle school. Seventh grade? Eighth grade? It was after you'd been out on maternity leave (I think). I'm about to graduate college. I was thinking about all the influential women in my life. You popped into my head, and now i simply CANNOT go on until I contact you in some way. So, while this is somewhat creepy that I've googled your name and found your blog, (Which has filled HOURS of my day today) it was a necessity to reach you.From what I can remember, you like to stay anonymous as far as social media goes, and your email is also a mystery. So, if you could pop me an email I'd be SO very stoked. (Yes, I used "so" twice in that sentence, and YES I'm insecure about it... do you still enforce that rule? Wait, "very" was off limits too, right?) Anyway, I'm inspired by you as an artist and as a woman, and would love to touch base with you. Send me an email if you feel like it: chantelleguido@gmail.com

    -Chantelle Guido (The stuck up little blonde girl who desperately wanted to impress you when she was 12 years old)