Hum - stories by Michelle Richmond

Hum, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize 

These stories are mesmerizing – sensual, beautifully imagined tales that lead us from the familiar to the intimately strange. Richmond writes as if she lives comfortably in this world and another dreamy, concurrent dimension that is achingly just beyond our ken.” Brad Watson, author of The Heaven of Mercury and Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives

“You can’t hide from Michelle Richmond. She knows your secrets, she gets under your skin. Few writers expose the mysteries of relationships–and love itself–as cannily, and with as much honest and deadly humor...” Peter Orner, author of Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge and Esther Stories

Read an excerpt from Hum.

Buy the book: Green Apple Books (signed)   FC2

Golden State Novel

Golden State

Gripping, multilayered, must-read fiction…” Library Journal, starred review

 Riveting.” Booklist, starred review  

“There’s no denying the suspenseful thrill.” The Washington Times

“A stirring look at the ties that bind husband-wife, mother-child and even sisters, and what happens when they’re torn asunder. Set in a San Francisco chafing with unrest both political and personal, the world Richmond creates is exquisitely charged with regret and hope.-Family Circle

Read an excerpt from Golden State.

See the Golden State Reading Group Guide.

Buy Golden State.

Download the Golden State playlist.

Want signed books? Green Apple Books in San Francisco has signed copies of all of my books, all the time, and they’ll ship anywhere.

On the Peninsula? You’ll find signed books at Books Inc. Burlingame and Kepler’s in Menlo Park. If you happen to be flying Virgin or American through SFO, you can pick up a copy of Hum or Golden State at Compass Books.


What I’m Up To

MichelleRichmondsutro65I’m delighted to announce that Hum, my first story collection in 13 years, has been shortlisted for the CLMP Firecracker Awards. I am grateful to Fiction Collective 2 for providing a home for my short stories, and to the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses for its ongoing efforts to promote small press and independently published titles.

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of terrific readers during my Golden State book tour. Visit my events page to see upcoming readings and other events. (Star Trek fans: I’ll be in conversation with Kate Mulgrew (aka Captain Janeway), who currently plays Red on Orange is the New Black on April 19 in San Francisco.)

In the fall, I donned my editor’s cap to compile and publish the anthology Modern Shorts: 18 Stories From Fiction Attic Press, featuring new fiction by up and coming writers. I’m always on the lookout for great flash fiction and memoir to publish online and in print. Learn more at Fiction Attic.

As always, we kept the music going in our house. View my 5 Songs for California, or see the entire Golden State playlist here.

Thanks so much for all of your emails and tweets. Please keep them coming. I love hearing from readers!

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