Michal T. Schick
Invisible Love, Poetry, Issue 27, June 1, 2014
Birthday? July 18, 1987
When did you start writing? I think it was in third grade. We had to write sentences for our vocabulary words, and I turned the whole thing into a story. It felt like breaking the rules, but I think my teacher liked it!
When and what and where did you first get published? My first story was published in The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories in 2011. It was tiny, but exciting.
What themes do you like to write about? I like to write about magical and mysterious things blending into our everyday lives. And dragons.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Harry Potter has stayed with me from the moment I first picked it up. It opened my eyes to both fantasy and tragicomedy in a way that was very new to me. Characters like Hermione Granger and Neville Longbottom remain inspirations to me; I think they are such brilliant examples of balanced strength and weakness, which is something I always strive to emulate in my writing.
Michal Schick is a writer, a reader, a student, and a teacher. Her stories have appeared in The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, volumes I and II. Michal lives in New York City, where she drinks a lot of coffee, watches a lot of television, and thinks long and hard about dragons.