About

Michelle is an emerging writer of both (very) short and (fairly) long fiction. Her flash fiction has been published and is forthcoming in literary journals, and she is currently on submission with a novel about musicians on tour, mental illness, and falling in love—all topics very close to her heart. 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 (you! black emperor) 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 which have names).

Michelle is represented by Ronald Gerber @ Lowenstein Associates.

and out in the dark the world is still rolling
kids in their cars, cigarette smoking
and all that they are just reeks with the sweetest belief

neutral milk hotel (jeff mangum)