Today is the fourth stop of Jen Michalski’s virtual book tour celebrating her new collection, From Here. The twelve stories in From Here explore the dislocations and intersections of people searching, running away, staying put. Their physical and emotional landscapes run the gamut, but in the end, they're all searching for a place to call home.
For your viewing pleasure, Jen illustrated part of her story, “Neighbors,” which you can find in her new collection.
*Tomorrow, head over to HTML Giant to read about the endings of stories--if they end at all. If you missed yesterday’s post, go to the blog The Next Best Book Club to read an excerpt of another great story in the collection and to experience Jen’s funny and educational author insights!
Jen Michalski is author of the novel The Tide King, winner of the 2012 Big Moose Prize; the short story collection Close Encounters; and the novella collection Could You Be With Her Now. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, host of the Starts Here! reading series, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown. She also is the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore, which Baltimore Magazine called a “Best of Baltimore” in 2010. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and tweets at @MichalskiJen. Find her at jenmichalski.com.