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 nursing in undergrad, I graduated from Saint Xavier University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Global Literature. Immediately after graduation, I began work as an admission counselor and got my Master's in Business Administration. My ambition was to later 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 and Obsessed with Disappeared. I also love binge-watching my favorite series, such as Supernatural, Sherlock, Merlin, Harry Potter, Stranger Things, and Critical Role. Additionally, I like to occasionally 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 & 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: November 29, 2022)
"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."