Missy Roback’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in American Fiction Volume 14, Word Riot, Little Patuxent Review, and Stymie Magazine, and has been shortlisted for the American Fiction Short Story Award and the Poets & Writers’ California Writers Exchange Award, among others. She has also contributed to Jim Walsh’s book, The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting (Voyageur Press, 2007). She’s a Ucross Foundation fellow and has an MFA from the University of San Francisco. She’s currently seeking representation for her first novel, The Sky Ride.
In 2002, Missy released her CD, Just Like Breathing, on Hear Kitty Records. Just Like Breathing made several year-end best-of lists, including that of the Chicago Sun-Times, and the song “Compass” was featured on the TV drama “Felicity.” Missy has also appeared on Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers, Vol. 1 (Good Sponge Records, 2012), Mellow Drunk’s Always Be Drunk (Green Fuse Records, 2000), Mandible Chatter’s Measuring the Marigolds (Russell Records, 1999), and Viva Saturn’s Ships of Heaven (Restless Records, 1998) and Brightside (Restless, 1995).