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)

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I started writing a short story last night with the thought "the world is awash with objects and roles to play in order to receive them." In the opening sequence, a 4-year-old boy wants to be a mommy so that he can collect all the cool accessories he sees at Babies 'R Us. I wonder how to describe myself without listing the bands that I listen to or the books I read or the movies I watch or the college I attended or the car I drive or my political bent. Would I say that I'm kind, loyal, sometimes brave, sometimes very scared? Would we all say those things? But there must be more that separates us than accessories.