ABOUT GISSELLE LOPEZ
I was born and raised in the city of Blue Island, a south suburban city of Chicago. Growing up, I was usually found curled up in a corner or isolated bedroom with a thick book, separate from my typically loud and rambunctious family parties. I love immersing myself in a story, and I dreamed of one day having the ability to weave words together in such a way to draw others in, to inspire imagination in youths like me.
After a stint of believing that I would become a nursing major in undergrad, I graduated from Saint Xavier University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Global Literature and a minor in Philosophy. Immediately after graduation, I began work as an admission counselor in SXU and took advantage of their tuition reimbursement benefit to get my Master's in Business Administration. My ambition was to obtain my second master's in either English or in Creative Writing, and I am in the process of working toward that goal.
I am a huge animal lover and have three pets! They are two doggo mutts named Luna (Shiba Inu/Poodle) and Laika (Shih Tzu/Beagle), and a Ragdoll kitten named Nat. I love watching true crime documentaries and listening to true crime/comedy podcasts; I highly recommend listening to True Crime Obsessed. I also love binging my favorite series, such as Supernatural, Sherlock, Merlin, Harry Potter, and Critical Role. Additionally, I like to indulge in a small hobby, like painting miniatures, crocheting, running, and editing videos.
Of course, I love reading and writing in my free time; however, a lot of the creativity that stemmed from my childhood love for literature went towards RP and Dungeons and Dragons. I am both a player and a DM, and I participate in several campaigns. It is actually the story of one of my characters that inspired an upcoming book...
I am a Hufflepuff. I am a Leo. I am an INFP-T, a 4 on the Enneagram Test. And I am quickly running out of things to say. How fitting for an aspiring writer.
(Updated: March 4, 2021)
"As a child I scribbled; and my favourite pastime, during the hours given me for recreation, was to 'write stories.' Still I had a dearer pleasure than this, which was the formation of castles in the air—the indulging in waking dreams—the following up trains of thought, which had for their subject the formation of a succession of imaginary incidents."