Monday, September 20, 2021

Appearance on Books Are My People Podcast

I was excited to talk w/Jennifer Caloyeras on the Books Are My People podcast about my new novel You'll Be Fine and how I completely regress when I go home to visit family. We also talked about wildfires and book recs, and I'm pretty sure I mentioned Martina Navratilova in there somewhere. 

You can stream the episode at Audible here.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

You'll Be Fine is a Buzzfeed Small Presses Book You'll Love!

Excited that my novel You'll Be Fine was included Buzzfeed's "18 Books From Small Presses You'll Love." Thanks to Wendy Fox for including me!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Playing Favorites

On the podcast "Finding Favorites" this week, I talked with Leah Jones about You'll Be Fine (NineStar Press) and also my love of abandoned asylums and sanitariums, specifically Rosewood Center in Owings Mills, MD. Leah has added some great jumping point links to explore from our conversation Anyway, I'd love to know if you have any Rosewood (or other hospital) stories! Please feel free to share them in the comments:

Thursday, September 2, 2021

The Reviews are In!

Well, a couple, anyway. ;)

Really excited to wake up to this review from Small Press Picks this morning about You'll Be Fine, who called it "a story of depth, humor, and revelation" and "perceptive and darkly funny."


To read the whole review, go here.

There's also a nice review in, who said, "This book had a different feel but in a good way. The writing was well done and I was drawn into the book easily. I would definitely recommend this to readers looking for a contemporary drama type of story or for people looking for something different than the usual Sapphic romance. Michalski, has won me over with this one and I would absolutely read her again."

To read the whole review, go here.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful


Well, Morrissey sure did, but Kathy Flann and I don't. In fact, being in writing groups together for many years, we've seen enough rejection to know that successes are few are far between for anyone. As Kathy puts it in our interview at the LitPub:

"If we see other writers only from afar, we are aware only of finished products that get published, often announced online with trumpeting fanfare."

We talk about other things, too, like our new books, taking risks, how everyone sees us as morose. You can check out the whole interview here.

Monday, August 2, 2021

New ficton, "Do Us Part," in Pithead Chapel


Excited to see my story, "Do Us Part," in the glorious Pithead Chapel! 

"When it’s time, you’ll know, my mother says.

But how does she know? One day she was making coffee, and the next she’s on the kitchen floor, massive coronary event."

To read more, go here.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Kirkus Review: You'll Be Fine


Very excited to receive a Kirkus Review for You'll Be Fine, which called it "an enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up." You can read the whole review here (and, if you'd like to request an ARC, they're available on NetGalley here).