Carmella Guiol

Florida-based writer, gardener, hula hooper, aquatic adventurer

Carmella de los Angeles Guiol is the creator of The Family Roots Project ( and The Restless Writer Blog ( When she is not ghostwriting memoirs and family histories for her clients, she writes about travel, sustainability, and culture. She is a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in Environmental Studies and she is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has traveled to five continents and has worked as an artisan baker, organic farmer, and luxury yacht deck hand. Her writing and photography have appeared or are forthcoming in The Toast, BUST, The Normal School, Lunch Ticket, The Fourth River, Spry, and The Inquisitive Eater.

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