Events

Love in SFF Virtual Panel on Wednesday!

Virtual Author Event Wednesday, November 2, 6PM CST

This Wednesday, Nov 2, at 6PM CST, I’ll be doing a virtual panel with C. L. Polk and S. L. Huang all about love in SFF! This is a subject near and dear to my heart, so I’m super excited! Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop is hosting the event, and you’ll need to register to join.

The bookstore is asking that you either buy a book or make a donation (as little as $1) to register, but if that’s outside your budget, you can email the events coordinator and they’ll get you an invite for free, no questions asked. Details are on the page.

Now I have to go work on a newsletter because Honor and Shadows is out tomorrow!

Y’all, I can’t believe it’s almost November. 😭 For those of you in the US, please remember to vote. Early voting is happening now in TX and probably some other states, so do your research and then go vote. This is especially important for local races for things like school boards. Book banning is going to continue unless we do something to stop it, and your vote really matters locally.

And finally, Happy Halloween! May your day be filled with candy and adorable costumes. :)

Livestream with Kit Rocha and Jeaniene Frost Tonight!

Kit Rocha in conversation with Jessie Mihalik and Jeaniene Frost. Wednesday, September 8, 7PM Central.

Tonight, Jeaniene Frost and I are joining Bree and Donna (aka Kit Rocha) for an event to celebrate the release of The Devil You Know! I love Jeaniene’s books and you know I love Kit Rocha’s books, so pardon me while I fangirl for a second. 🤩😍

We’re going to talk about kickass female leads, mercenary librarians, and wherever else the conversation takes us—an event with Bree and Donna is always fun! Tubby and Coo’s is the hosting bookstore, and you can find more information on their site. They also just weathered Hurricane Ida, so if you can, pick up a book or two while you’re there! :)

Individual event links aren’t up yet, but the stream is supposed to be simultaneously broadcast on their Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as their homepage, so pick your poison and keep an eye on whichever you prefer tonight at 7PM Central.

When I get the direct links, I’ll post them to Twitter, so you can also follow me there. I hope to see you tonight!!

Bookstore Romance Day Virtual Panel

High Stakes / High Emotions with Everina Maxwell, Sharon Lynn Fisher, Jessie Mihalik, and Elizabeth Lim, 2PM ET, Sunday, August 22

This weekend is Bookstore Romance Day! To celebrate I will be on a virtual panel on Sunday, August 22 at 2PM ET with Everina Maxwell, Sharon Lynn Fisher, and Elizabeth Lim talking about writing books that combine high stakes and high emotions.

Sometimes love finds you at an unexpected time—like when you’re trying to save the world. Come listen to us chat about how we balance action and romance and why we’re drawn to books that combine both. I can’t wait, and I hope to see you there!

The event is free, but you do need to register and spaces are limited.

You should check out the rest of the panels, too, because the lineup is incredible!

Virtual Event with Everina Maxwell and Martha Wells

Everina Maxwell, in conversation with Martha Well & Jessie Mihalik. Hosted by Fountain Books. Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 at 2PM ET.

This Sunday, February 7, at 2:00 PM EST, I’ll be joining Martha Wells and Everina Maxwell for a virtual event to celebrate the release of Winter’s Orbit, hosted by Fountain Bookstore!

I’m a huge fan of Martha Wells’s Murderbot series (though I’m dreadfully behind on reading the last couple), and I’ve heard lots of good buzz about Everina Maxwell’s debut, Winter’s Orbit, so it should be a fun event!

You need to sign up for tickets to attend, but the general admission is free. If you can help support Fountain Bookstore by making a purchase, that would be awesome, too! I hope to see you there. :)

Comic-Con@Home Virtual Panel!

Comic-Con is going virtual this year, for obvious reasons, and I was lucky enough to be included on a panel with four other incredible Voyager authors!

COMIC-CON@Home Panel. Galaxy Grrls, or the Female and Non-Binary Authors who Bridge the new Frontier of Space Fiction. Escaping Exodus, by Nicky Drayden. Chaos Reigning by Jessie Mihalik. Noumenon Ultra by Marina J. Lostetter. Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes. A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers. Friday, July 24, 2020, 3-4PM.

Galaxy Grrls, or the Female and Non-Binary Authors who Bridge the new Frontier of Space Fiction
Friday, July 24, 2020 : 3:00 – 4:00PM PT

Authors Nicky Drayden (Escaping Exodus), Marina Lostetter (Noumenon Ultra), Jessie Mihalik (Chaos Reigning), Valerie Valdes (Chilling Effect), and K.B. Wagers (A Pale Light in the Black) eye the history of space fiction through an entirely new lens. This panel is focused on the legacy of female and non-binary writers who came before, and the trailblazing of modern authors who are re-defining sex, gender, and society against the tapestry of the stars.


Since it’s a virtual event, we pre-recorded the panel, and I have to say, my fellow panelists were phenomenal! Marina volunteered to moderate as well as participate and she did a great job.

I, however, was incredibly nervous.

I don’t know if it was the fact that it was Comic-Con (a dream!) or what, but I got nervous like I haven’t in a very long time, even though I was sitting in my own office, staring at a webcam. I eventually got it under control, mostly, but the first ten minutes or so you’ll probably be able to hear my voice shake.

Come for the nervous rambling, stay for the great discussions. 😂

Despite my nerves, the whole panel was incredibly fun, so you should definitely check it out! Best of all, it’s completely free!

And if your TBR is looking a little thin, pick up the other panelists’ books! They are all writing fantastic sci-fi. 💕