Honestly, all I've ever done is write what I want. I plan to keep doing that.
Books + Film
Pornology (Running Press/Random House)-A featured book pick in Elle (UK), Cosmo (Germany) and Latina magazine. Pornology is being made into a feature film entitled “A Nice Girl Like You,” starring the talented Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars, Truth or Dare), and Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black) produced by Affirmative Entertainment & Jina Panebianco. I am also a co-executive producer on the movie and friend and award-winning film composer Aaron Zigman (The Notebook, The Proposal, Sex and the City I, II, III) will be composing the score. Book available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Arc Of Taste - In-progress novel about a young woman learning that the spectrum of love is as far ranging as the spectrum of sexual attraction.
Ode - A book series featuring the beauty and community of rustic places we love, starting with the remote island of Orcas in the Pacific Northwest. Produced with Sara Farish.
About Face - About Face is a stunning critically-acclaimed limited-edition coffee table book shot by celebrity photographer John Russo. Includes inspiring quotations and black and white portraits shot on vintage film of Hollywood's most recognizable young male stars. I was the editor on this book and worked closely with amazing art director, Becca Frank, and publisher Pixie Press Worldwide.
Elle (UK) - First person features on sex, relationships, and writing.
Tu Ciudad - A hip, critically-acclaimed bi-cultural magazine produced by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. I created and wrote the popular relationship column, Sex y LA, for the magazine for three years as well as conducted celebrity Q & A's and feature pieces.
Sanctum - A sci-fi noir comic book created in 1999 with Samuel W. Gailey and friends Timothy Halloran, Peter Lin of Coventry Automatik, Howard Wilson and Mike Zittel.
Cosmopolitan - Wrote about men, sex, and relationships, based on my work on my memoir.
"Gailey manages to master the laugh-out-loud anecdotes while baiting the reader's interest with real-world tips."—Austin Chronicle
"Skillfully blending memoir and investigative journalism, Carrillo-Gailey tells her story with hilarious, self-deprecating wit and extreme honesty..."
— Library Journal
“Pornology encourages readers to eliminate shame about desires, open dialogues about sex, and of course, make and conquer their own [sex] to-do lists.”—Pop Matters
Lenny Dykstra: A Memoir Of Life On The Edge (Harper Collins)-With husband and critically-acclaimed novelist, Samuel W. Gailey, worked closely with Dykstra and Harper Collins editor, Peter Hubbard, to write and shape a story that has earned NY Times Bestseller, USA Today and Publisher Weekly Bestseller status for 2016.
Latina - Essays on relationships and bicultural dating and marriages.
Alegria - Upscale bilingual lifestyle magazine. Feature writing and Designer Spotlights.
Tu Ciudad - A bicultural upscale magazine aimed at Latino-inspired fashion, film, and lifestyles. I created and wrote the poular monthly columnd “Sex y LA” for three years, based on my own bi-cultural relationship, friendships and family. Conducted celebrity interviews with top actors.
Documentary Magazine - Feature on documentary filmmaker S.R. Bindler (Hands On A Hard Body).
Elle U.K. - Feature writing on my experiences writing and researching my book Pornology.
Blogs & Websites
The Honest Woman - Home of The Honest Q & A and my blog.
Novel Lab Kids- Novel Lab Kids is a free weekly writing workshop I conduct with my husband, critically-acclaimed novelist Samuel W. Gailey for ten kid novelists. NovelLab.Co is where we share advice for writers based on the literary coaching I do for publishers and clients.
PopSugar.com - Sharing articles on the Select Blogger column at this popular high-traffic site. PopSugar.com has a reach of 6.9 million viewers per month.
GirlFolk.com - I help mentor and inspire a group of amazing 13 yr. old girls on their new online magazine adventure entitled Girl Folk. Girl Folk is an outgrowth of Wondermint, a site I co-created with my 8-year-old daughter, which was designed for creative families and kids. It is the first lifestyle blog hosted by a kid and includes posts translated into Chinese & Spanish. Without advertising dollars spent, the DIY videos have earned 250k+ views in a very short amount of time and we have formed a partnership with FamilYES TV & Curious.com.
I have had the honor of helping out on literary projects for other writers, brands and publishers, including editing books and ghostwriting on projects with Penguin & Harper Collins, and content strategy for magazines and blogs.
Editing and ghostwriting projects have helped land writer clients top agents, critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, Esquire, and bestseller status on The New York Times and other major bestseller lists.
Showtime - Wrote for the series Dead Man's Gun. Nominated for a Writer's Guild of Canada Top Ten Award
Fox - Writer for the show The Visitor, produced by Roland Emmerich & Centropolis.
PBS - Writer on the series Now & Future Parent.
Centropolis Streamline - Indie feature film writer for producers Roland Emmerich, Peter Winther, Dean Devlin.
Film/TV - Amy Schiffman, Intellectual Property Group
Pornology Producers -Contact Nicholas Bogner at Affirmative Entertainment.
Books Foreign - Whitney Lee, The Fielding Agency.
Books U.S. - De Fiore & Co