I write essays and articles on literature and the self, self-care, freelancing, pop culture, and politics and current events. I also review for Shelf Awareness and BookBrowse, and am available for copy editing and proofreading projects.

I have previously worked for hyperlocal newspaper The Valley Courier, covering Essex, Chester, and Deep River, Connecticut, and its online outlet Zip06.com. During my tenure as a staff writer I won a CT Society of Professional Journalists award for diversity coverage for reporting on the legacy of the slave trade in the local community.

My bylines appear (and will continue to appear) as Michelle Anya Anjirbag.