Jen Michalski lives in Baltimore. She was voted one of "50 Women to Watch" by The Baltimore Sun, "Best Writer" by Baltimore Magazine (Best of Baltimore issue, 2013), and one of the best authors in Maryland by CBS News.
Her debut novel THE TIDE KING was published by Black Lawrence Press (2013; winner of the Big Moose Prize, City Paper Best of , 2013) and her second novel, THE SUMMER SHE WAS UNDER WATER, by Queens Ferry Press (2016). She is the author of two collections of fiction, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS (So New, 2007) and FROM HERE (Aqueous Books, 2014) and a collection of novellas, COULD YOU BE WITH HER NOW (Dzanc Books, 2013). She also edited the anthology CITY SAGES: BALTIMORE (CityLit Press, 2010), which Baltimore Magazine named"Best of Baltimore" in 2010. She is the founding editor of the literary weekly jmww, host of the monthly reading series Starts Here! in Baltimore, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown.