AJ Strosahl

AJ is a writer and small business owner who lives and works in Oakland, CA. She holds an MFA from St. Marys College of California and is currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel loosely inspired by the Huanghe Shilin ultramarathon disaster.

Selected Work


A small town is besieged by a wave of minor miracles. Longlisted for the Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction in 2020.

Dragging the Sea Behind Him

A dead whale appears in the parking lot of a coastal town’s market and it prompts a minor reckoning between twin sisters.


Jane has an issue with oral hygiene.