Hello there! My name’s Guilliean Pacheco.
I’m a thirtysomething of the female persuasion. I refer to my heritage as Filipina adjacent. To be clearer, I’m an American of Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, German, and French descent.
I’m a Northern California native, born in Oakland, and subsequently raised in the cacophony of my extended family in Union City and Fremont, but we moved to the sleepy Central Valley town of Modesto by the late 1980s.
I’m a working writer and editor of color, proudly doing what I do for more than 20 years. I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco, focusing on short fiction. You can trust my skills to build the groundwork for my clients to tap into their innate creativity and make it real, no matter the final product.
My professional background reflects my multipotentialite approach to life, maintaining varied skills in customer service, hospitality, blogging, teaching, creative writing in short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction, photography, filmmaking, podcasting, web and graphic design, web hosting, and consulting.
I’m influenced by Jack Kerouac, James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Walt Disney, Ray Bradbury, Sandra Cisneros, Billy Wilder, Angela Carter, William Shakespeare, Joan Didion, Alfred Hitchcock, Shirley Jackson, and Rod Serling. And not in that order! I write for the ones who see the extraordinary in the mundane.
I randomly quote Futurama, train mixed-type Pokémon teams (though I fancy myself a Water and Psychic Trainer from the Galar region), and I keep the Tenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver on my person for those timey-wimey emergencies.
I live in Las Vegas normally, if one can call living in Vegas normal.