Honestly, all I've ever done is write what I want. I plan to keep doing that.
Pornology (Running Press/Random House)-Pornology is the result of my quest to pierce the veil that modestly covers something many women actually want to know about: porn and why (many) men appreciate it. A featured book pick in Elle (UK), Cosmo (Germany) and Latina magazine. Pornology has been optioned for film by the creators of American Idol and Affirmative Entertainment & Tosca Musk. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Blindspot - In-progress novel about a young woman learning that the spectrum of love is as far ranging as the spectrum of sexual attraction.
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 the 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.
"Gailey manages to master the laugh-out-loud anecdotes while baiting the reader's interest with real-world tips."
"Skillfully blending memoir and investigative journalism, Carrillo-Gailey tells her story with hilarious, self-deprecating wit and extreme honesty..."
— Library Journal
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.
Documentary Magazine - Feature on documentary filmmaker S.R. Bindler (Hands On A Hard Body).
Cosmopolitan - Wrote about men, sex, and relationships.
Latina - Essays on relationships and bicultural dating and marriages.
Alegria - Upscale bilingual lifestyle magazine. Feature writing and Designer Spotlights.
Blogs & Websites
The Honest Woman - Officially launching Summer 2016. Home of The Honest Q & A and my blog.
Novel Lab - An innovative writing workshop and online writing course 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.
Wondermint - I created the editorial strategy for this site. Co-created with my 8 year old daughter, it is 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 140k+ views in a very short amount of time and we have formed a partnership with FamilYES TV, BoradBand.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 other mainstream media, as well as 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