Andrea Carla Michaels

Like most everyone you know, Andrea Michaels has people in her family she doesn’t really get along with all that well. While her grandfather instilled in her a love for storytelling, her mother instilled, well, different feelings altogether.

Hers is a story about dealing with a mother who you can’t quite deal with. It’s about how we navigate grief. It’s about how one simple phrase can change everything.

Andrea Michaels is a cruciverbalist who once wrote for “Designing Women,” a show famous for its unique brand of feminist comedy and as a showcase for preposterous shoulder-pads. She names things for a living as the owner and sole employee of the ACME naming company. She won a motorhome on Wheel of Fortune but does not live in a Walmart parking lot.