Interviews, Reviews, Etc.

Dan Wickett asked me a few questions about my story collection for National Short Story Month at Emerging Writers Network.

I wrote a little craft essay about my story “Key Concepts in Ecology” and about the breakdown of the binary of the strange and familiar (and the fantastic and the realistic) for CRAFT Literary

Kim Magowan and I wrote a collaborative piece about our collaborative writing process for the Superstition Review blog

I interviewed my good friend and collaborator Kim Magowan about her debut story collection for Fiction Writers Review

Marrie Stone interviewed me for Writers on Writing

Paper Darts included There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You on their list of favorite small press story collections of 2017

I was interviewed, along with a number of other flash fiction writers and editors, for this article in The Writer, “Expert Tips for Writing the Best Flash Fiction

I wrote a short essay for The Story Prize blog — Michelle Ross Asks: Is a Story Ever Finished?

Aram Mrjoian asked me some questions about There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You for The Adroit Journal– A Conversation with Michelle Ross

I wrote about broken bones and taking risks for The Weekly Atticus — Escape From This Beautiful Prison With Us

Tucson’s Antigone Books reviewed There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You for the Food Conspiracy Co-op newsletter

I interviewed Nickalus Rupert for SmokeLong Quarterly — Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Nickalus Rupert

I wrote about how floating in a sensory deprivation tank affected my writing for The Weekly Atticus — Relax Into the Vast Emptiness

I wrote about my first story publication for Barrelhouse’s My Big Little Break

I recorded a short audio clip about my story “Stories People Tell” for Superstition Review, where the story was originally published — Authors Talk: Michelle Ross

John Haggerty asked me some questions about writing and about my story “The Difference Between Me and Everyone Else” for The Forge — FLM Author Interview: Sparks Fly with Michelle Ross

Some thoughts on cover letters and what not to do that I wrote for the Atticus Review blog– Uncovering the Cover Letter

I wrote about ambition and Thoreau for The Weekly Atticus — Is Ambition Driving You Crazy?

Book Review: Science is Sexy in There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You — Siel Ju, The Rumpus

“Who are we, if we mostly don’t exist? Ross presents a more kaleidoscopic vision of our short, mostly mundane lives, forcing us to wonder just how much more they haven’t told us, how many more ways of seeing we have yet to discover.”

I compared my book to some strange things for Monkeybicycle — If My Book: There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You

I interviewed Dana Diehl for Grist Journal — A Whale is a Whale is a Home is a Lamp: An Interview with Dana Diehl About Craft and Her Debut Story Collection, Our Dreams Might Align

I interviewed Chelsea Harris for SmokeLong Quarterly — Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Chelsea Harris

Book Review: There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You — Dana Diehl, Heavy Feather Review

“This collection feels like a science textbook that’s been handed down from student to student, scribbled with notes, hearts and dragons penned over topographical maps—transformed into an art object that contains both science and myth. Ross’s stories are smart, heartfelt, and surprising.”

I interviewed Siel Ju for Fiction Writers Review — This Happens, Then That Happens: An Interview with Siel Ju

There’s So Much (More) — Melissa Goodrich’s What I’m Reading

“This book makes me less lonely.  This book breaks into homes and bodies full of dysfunction, and looks each character in the eye.  Maybe what’s most moving about Michelle’s stories is they are honest.  They don’t flinch.”

There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You — Melissa Goodrich’s What I’m Reading

“Michelle Ross has given me a lot to think about regarding endings.  Her stories are strong and lyric and potent – and the endings always feel sharp and jarring. I keep turning the page expecting more paragraphs because they END and they do not announce their ending. I am the bird sailing straight into glass. I am the coyote the moment he steps off the cliff, before he sees the abyss beneath him. I feel like I’m standing on the earth, then realize I’m not.”

Chuck Aguello asked me some questions about There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You for Cease, Cows — Fiction That Multitasks: An Interview with Michelle Ross

Book Review: There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You — Nick Kocz, The Collagist

“Ross excels on many levels. Her lyrical, image-rich prose consistently startles. She has penned some serious, brave, thoughtful, and, at times, very emotional stories that steer clear of sentimentality.”

Eleanor Gallagher interviewed me for Fiction Writers Review — Learning to Re-See: An Interview with Michelle Ross

Book Review: “There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You” — Daniel Strawhun, The Current, the student newspaper at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

“… the book is doubtless an overall success.”

Deborah Kalb asked me some questions about my book for Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb — Q&A with Michelle Ross

I wrote a blog post for Bird’s Thumb — Submit Your Best Work Only

I interviewed Melissa Scholes Young for SmokeLong Quarterly — Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Melissa Scholes Young

I wrote a little essay about Why I Write for Fiction Southeast

Flash Fiction Sunday Edition – Issue 41 — 101 Words

Of “Three Ways to Eat Quince,” published in Word Riot: “Vivid, disconcerting tale of alienation and the desire for connection. Brilliant use of metaphor.”

Weekend Reads — Benito Vergara, The Wily Filipino

Of “Like Pulling Teeth,” published in Necessary Fiction: “One of the best stories I’ve read in a while.”

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Michelle RossSmokeLong Quarterly.