author photoMichelle Junot was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana where she learned important skills like cajun dancing, crawfish peeling, and reading. She now lives with her six plants in Baltimore, Maryland where she writes and drinks unsafe amounts of coffee.

She is the author of and the floor was always lava, a new collection of essays which is now available. Her essays have been published in Welter, Industry Night, and Plorkology: Poems, Stories, and Essays.

Michelle earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from University of Baltimore and her B.A. in Communication and Dance from Centenary College of Louisiana.

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“As a memoirist, Junot has a unique gift, the ability to seamlessly write from the perspective of childhood innocence while including mature, adult insights.”
–Dustin Fisher, author of Daddy Issues

“I would recommend this collection to anyone who was ever a child. Junot has a rare talent to make readers laugh on one page and wipe misty eyes on the next. Simply put, “and the floor was alway lava” is a heralding debut.”
–Ian Anderson, author of
These Things Do Happen

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Recent Publications

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All My Pets are Dead
published in Plorkology: Poems, Stories, and Essays, 2013

The Arrangement
(available to read here)
published in Industry Night, 2013