“Jen Michalski’s second novel is an intense emotional commitment, but a worthwhile one.” – Ploughshares

“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant

“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus

“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction

“We’re lucky to have Michalski before the rest of the world discovers her. But they will.” – Baltimore City Paper

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Moose Calls

It was pretty cool to change my bio this week to reflect the news from Black Lawrence Press. A few people have asked me what moose sound like, and I have to admit I have no idea. But it was definitely a surprise to get the call this week from Diane Goettel congratulating me for winning the 2012 Big Moose Prize and that my novel, The Tide King, will be published by BLP in 2013. More thoughts later this week about the journey there. Thanks to my gf for taking this new author photo. As you can see, the sausage curls are long gone.