Hello, I'm Carmela (she/they).

I am a writer and an artist.

I have experience writing for marketing, culture, wellness, travel, and technology. Check out some of my writing below & browse my projects! 

In Response to Life

When I was about 8-years-old, my swimming instructor told the class that we had to jump from the highest diving board before leaving. I’m not sure if it was supposed to be a reward or a punishment, but I sure was scared. Actually, I was really scared because my instructor was a little mean. I let all of my classmates go first because my heartbeat was probably pounding in my head. Each step up the tall ladder reminded me of the impact of what it would be like to fall from that high… and higher… a

25 Authors Share What What They Wish They Knew Before Publishing

Do you have a book ready to get published but find the publishing world a confusing place? Are you worried you’ll miss something during the publishing process? The publishing industry can be confusing, especially for first time authors. Which is why at Talk+Tell our goal is to be your publishing resource and provide you with all the information you need to successfully publish and market your books.

If you are new to the publishing work then you NEED to read this article. In this article we ask

Find Out What These 9 Authors Did For Their Book Launch | Talk+Tell

Have you written and published a book and wondered if other author’s book launch experience was the same or totally different from yours? Maybe the launch didn’t go as planned and garner as much attention as hoped. Maybe the launch exceeded your expectations.

In this article, we asked nine authors “What did the first month after your book launch look like?”. The answers may surprise you and give you insight into how to plan your book’s launch. The biggest takeaway we learned is the importance o

Top Non-Fiction Book Bloggers that you'll fall in love with

We have listed the top Non-Fiction Book Bloggers who will give you the break you need from fiction reads.

Who knows where your next spark of inspiration can derive from? Maybe a new memoir, biography, self-help, or how-to books. You may even be engulfed in the world of true crime and political stories within the non-fiction book world.

The following non-fiction book bloggers will help you find amazing books that you will fall in love with.

On the hunt for the perfect nonfiction book for child

Top 25 Bookstagrams To Follow For Book Reviews | Talk+Tell

Are you an author looking for Bookstagrams To Follow For Book Reviews? Then you need to follow these Bookstagrams. Whether your writing is focused on young adult fantasy, mystery, fiction, or any of the other wondrous genres of literature, rest assured that you’ll find the right Bookstagram account to follow who may love your book and write a review here.

Check out these top Bookstagrams To Follow For Book Reviews and inspiration!

We added this ‘Bookstagrams To Follow For Book Reviews’ because

6 Tips To Save Money As A Young Adult and Student

It seems that our dreams reach their peak of grandeur when we're in college. The older we get, the more bills we have to pay and the harder we have to work for our goals.

Whether you want to travel the world, start your own business, move out, or buy your own phone, here are a few tips on how you can save money for your goals, dreams, and aspirations.

Most people have a chequing and savings account.

Every pay day, depending on what goal I have in mind, I put away some money in my savings acco

4 Practices You Can Do To Keep Track Of Your Self-Growth

Out of all the things trending around the world, I'm glad that self-growth is one of them. Maybe it's normal for young adults to think about what they really desire in life and if they're on the right path, or maybe sharing personal experiences has become more socially acceptable for the public to see, so everyone feels more comfortable. Regardless of trends, I am here for this party. I'm no Dumbledore of life, holding infinite wisdom of being conscious of thyself, but I've lived long enough to

Learning to Love Your Body Is Important Regardless of Trends

Let's go back to the beginning of the 21st century, or late 2000s Disney Channel for a better representation; big butts were out and skinny was in, as was shown in the episode surrounding the topic of eating disorders on Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Inner thigh gaps were once all the rage and now we idealize being thicc and thin. Throughout most of my life, body trends have been shifting to what’s in and what isn’t, and like every trend, it can be quite difficult to keep up with society’s new d

5 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

No matter the amount of research you do on solo travel, you won’t ever feel the difference between being home and being away on your own until you jump into your own trip. It may be scary to be completely alone, but throughout your journey, you will realize just how rewarding it is after you look back at who you were before and at all the obstacles you never thought you'd get past.

At the end of August, I left my city of Vancouver, Canada for the east coast and visited Montreal and New York for

What I Learned From Being Off Social Media

When we live in a generation of Instagram models and social media stars (no matter the domain), you begin to develop a mindset that if you put in a significant amount of effort, you could one day be discovered as well. Maybe it works out and maybe it doesn’t, but the story that people tend to brush aside is the impact this has on your mental health and well-being.

At the end of April, I decided to take a two-week break off social media, particularly Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram — the three

Black Mirror's 'Nosedive:' A Visual Representation of Social Media Addiction

Sometimes all we need is to see a visual representation of what our world can or does look like to understand the issues and addictions that social media brings to us, and I believe that this episode of 'Black Mirror' is it. -- From preparing our food for aesthetically pleasing photos to trying our best to look the happiest in sharing everything we do online, there's an absence of humanity that resides in our online selves, and that is reality.

Additional Publications & Features