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Jen Michalski

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You'll Be Fine (2021; NineStar Press)




"An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up"
Kirkus Reviews

Selected, "Best Books We Read This Year (2021)”— Independent Book Review

Coming Soon

The Company of Strangers
(2022; Braddock Avenue Books)

"Conjugation" at Smokelong Weekly

My story "Conjugation" is this week's Smokelong Weekly story. You can access it here.


In unrelated musings, I read David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross during a car ride to Virginia this weekend and was really impressed by his use of dialogue to create tension, to delineate character, to inform motivation. I always teach in my classes how important it is to walk the fine line between expository and throw-away dialogue, and I think anyone wanting to hone his or her skills at writing dialogue couldn't pick a better place to begin than reading Mamet's plays.