Michelle is a queer writer of (very) short and (fairly) long fiction. Her flash fiction has appeared in a number of literary journals and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is currently on submission with a novel about oddball musicians, the ’90s, mental illness, queer identity, and falling in love—all topics very close to her heart. She will be attending the Tin House Winter Workshop in February 2022 with her second novel. A believer in the magical mundane, much of her work careens into the surreal and fabulist.
Born and raised in the United States Southwest, Michelle attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English. She enjoys climbing mountains, tending to her garden, and attending live shows. If you let her, she will happily talk your ear off about most ’90s indie artists/bands, and godspeed should you ever bring up Neutral Milk Hotel in casual conversation.
She lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner, tortoiseshell cat, and a menagerie of musical instruments (all of whom have names).
Michelle is represented by Ronald Gerber @ Lowenstein Associates.
and out in the dark the world is still rollingneutral milk hotel (“where you’ll find me now”)
kids in their cars, cigarette smoking
and all that they are just reeks with the sweetest belief