Hello. I’m Lisa Czarina Michaud, an American fiction writer based in France and author of coming-of-age novel Slanted and Disenchanted; a love letter to music, life before technology dominated our behavior, crushes, and friendship with a little French touch (I can’t help it) and plenty of self-doubt and rambling introspection to remember what it was like to be twenty-years-old in this fucked-up, ever-changing world.

I created this newsletter as a home for all the non-fiction thoughts bouncing around my head. Anything from my life outside of Paris to writing to sobriety and my true love: the music that keeps me sane in this messy world…it all ends up here.

It’s a little of everything. And a little of nothing.

These are my musings. These are my untidy thoughts.

Welcome aboard. (Ahoy.)

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Non-fiction musings from a fiction writer in France who swears this shit makes sense in her head.


Lisa Czarina Michaud

mom in france, author of coming-of-age novel SLANTED AND DISENCHANTED (Barre Chord Press, 2021), proud vinyl record collector since 1994 (back when it was the cheaper option!) and all-around homebody of italian-mexican origins. hello.