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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)

On the horizon


I have a little piece, "Evolution," coming out in Bananafish Magazine that is part of a bigger piece, a wikipedia-style novella, on which I'm working. Anyway, thanks to Daniel, top banana at Bananafish, for believing in it.

My novel is close to being finished. Every time I think about what is going to happen next in the holes I need to fill, great things occur to me. This novel has lots of people and things happening in it. I am proud and scared about it.

I had a dream with all my relatives in it, dead and alive. We were at a Catholic church (naturally, because we are Catholic, if only in name these days), and had retired to the basement to have a luncheon. I remember what everyone was wearing, even if it didn't make sense, like my 30-something cousin's powder blue rayon shorts and short-sleeve button-down shirt. I wore a white blouse that I got a flick of meatball sauce on. My dead Aunt Teresa wore mismatched white sandals. We were a gathering of pastels and comfort food. But if heaven was just a big Polish bull roast at the church or VFW, I think I would be okay with that.