Austin Book Signing with Ilona Andrews on Thursday!

Austin Book Signing with Ilona Andrews! Thursday, August 29, 7PM. B&N Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759.

Happy book birthday to Ilona Andrews! Their absolutely superb Sapphire Flames is out in the world today and you can pick up your very own copy. I got to read an ARC and it’s delicious. I love Catalina and Alessandro and can not wait for book two (she says on the day book one comes out, lol).

To celebrate the release, Ilona and Gordon are doing an Austin event on Thursday and kindly invited me to join them! 😍🎉

I’ll be signing Polaris Rising because it’s a bit too early for Aurora Blazing, but my publicist did send me extra AB ARCs to give away at the event, so if you want a chance to read it early, come see us!

Ilona Andrews and Jessie Mihalik Book Signing!
Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Arboretum
10000 Research Blvd #158
Austin, TX 78759

Ilona and Gordon are always fantastic at events and I’m so, so happy that I get to join them.

Nine years ago, I met them for the first time ever at a convention in the Renaissance Hotel around the corner from the B&N. Back then I was a baby writer just trying to decide if this writing thing was something I could feasibly do, but I never, ever thought that one day I’d be at a book signing with them! What a difference nine years makes! 😍

EDIT: I know a lot of you probably already have copies of PR, so please don’t feel any pressure to buy another one. Check with the bookstore on their policy (and definitely try to buy Sapphire Flames from them), but if it’s allowed, I’ll happily sign books you bring from home. If it’s not allowed, I’ll meet you in a back alley and sign them afterwards. :)

NYC and #RWA19 Events This Week!

This week I’ll be in New York City for the RWA conference. I have three events scheduled and two of them are completely free and open to the public, so please come see me if you’re in the area!

Best-Selling Authors in Bryant Park: A Lotta Romance

Wednesday, July 24, 12:30–1:45 PM

Bryant Park
Free and open to the public! I think I can sign whatever you bring, but don’t hold me to it. If not, I’ll make time after the official signing.

RWA 2019 Avon Signing (Conference Badge Required)

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3–4 PM

Westside Ballroom, New York Marriott Marquis
I have no idea what I’m signing. Could be PR, could be AB. Find out with me! :)

RWA 2019 Readers for Life Signing

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 3–5 PM

Westside Ballroom, New York Marriott Marquis
Free and open to the public! I’m signing PR. No outside books, but you’re welcome to come say hello and get a button/bookmark!

If you see me at the conference, please say hello! I’m a super introvert, so I’ll probably be hiding in a corner, but I love to chat if I don’t have to be the one to start the conversation. :)

I’ll be around all week and I’m happy to meet up to sign your books outside of the signing times. Twitter is the best place to keep track of me and to reach me. And please introduce yourself, even if we’ve met before. Names and faces are difficult for me, and with conference brain being crazy, I’ll be doing well to remember my own name.

Last year, I sat next to the lovely Tara Wyatt for the entire Avon signing, talked to her a bunch, and then reintroduced myself to her the next day like I’d never seen her before in my life. She was so nice about it, but it’s still one of those cringey things my brain likes to remind me of when I’m trying to fall asleep. So I promise you, if I’ve forgotten you (and I inevitably will), it’s not you, it’s 1000% me.

If you are planning to come to RWA or one of the signings, I made some Badass Space Princess buttons. Find me to snag one for yourself!

And if you’re not going to be in NYC this week, I hope you have an excellent week wherever you are! :)

Buns & Roses Tickets on Sale!

Buns & Roses event image, featuring my author photo and the cover of Aurora Blazing.

I’m hosting a table at the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy this fall and tickets are now on sale. (UPDATE: My table is sold out, but there are still tons of other awesome authors and you get to meet us all at a meet-and-greet before we’re seated, so please still come!) The event is in Richardson, TX, just outside of Dallas, on October 27, and Alisha Rai is going to be the keynote speaker. If I wasn’t hosting, I’d totally try to be at her table. :)

There are over thirty authors attending for what should be a fun afternoon of books, romance, tea, and charity. Each author’s table only seats nine guests, so don’t wait too long to grab your tickets.

I can’t promise that it’s the most fun you’ll have in a Dallas suburb on a Sunday afternoon in late October, but I’ll do my best. :) And you’ll get to see me in a fancy hat. Probably. Side note: where does one even buy a fancy hat these days?

Buns & Roses postcard. October 27, 2019, 2-5PM, Hyatt Regency 701 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX. Featuring Alisha Rai. Includes a list of other authors.

Tucson Festival of Books!

This weekend is the Tucson Festival of Books! I will be attending on Sunday, March 3. I have two panels and there will be signings after each. I would love to meet you, so if you are in the area, come see me!

My events:

Spaaaaaace!

Astronaut explorer, secret agent, fugitive royalty and bionically modified revolutionary. What do these characters have in common? They are all intrepid women in adventure-packed tales — in space.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror

Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)

Panelists: Emily DevenportMary Robinette KowalJessie MihalikDrew Williams
Moderator: John Muñoz


Highlanders, Space Pirates, and Spies, Oh My: The Many Subgenres of Romance

Romance authors tell all kinds of stories! The only requirements for a romance are a central love story and a happily ever after. Three experienced romance authors chat about the ever-growing sub-genre categories of romance and the joys of writing in one or all of them.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Romance

Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Koffler Patio (following presentation)

Panelists: Alyssa ColeJessie MihalikRaeAnne Thayne
Moderator: Renee Rose


Look at those other authors! I’m going to have to get my star eyes under control in order to be able to form a coherent sentence. This is the first book festival I’ve been to where I’ll be the one behind the table. I’m equal parts nervous and excited!

Thank You!

Yesterday was amazing! I tried to keep up with everyone on social media, but if I missed you, I apologize. It got a little crazy there for a bit. Thank you for being so excited about Polaris Rising. You all made my day!

Last night, Mr. Mihalik and I ventured out to our local Barnes & Noble to see if we could find a copy in the wild. And we did! It was right in the front, in the new releases in paperback section. Behold the face of pure joy:

Me in B&N pointing at Polaris Rising.
Who has two hands and is bad at pointing at things? This lady! :)

After a stellar day yesterday, I woke up to the news that Polaris Rising had a shiny new badge on Amazon this morning:

#1 New Release in Science Fiction Adventures

Look at that #1 New Release in Science Fiction Adventures badge! I don’t know how long it’s going to stick around, but I totally took a screenshot because that’s going in my keeper file. :) Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who bought a copy or requested it from the library or just geeked out with me over the release!

And, as a reminder, don’t forget that I have a book signing THIS SATURDAY afternoon at BookPeople in Austin.

If you already read Polaris Rising and decided it’s a keeper and you need a signed copy, BookPeople can hook you up. Same if you read it and decided it’s so bad you want to see my signature burn (but do please be careful and have a fire extinguisher standing by). 😉

Thank you once again. You all are the best! 🥰