Mohawk fifth- and sixth-graders, meet Mr. Merschel!
Celebrating with the writing club and a roomful of future science fiction writers!
If you're a student at Pearson Middle School, it's either your lucky day or a really boring one, depending on your interest in Revenge of the Star Survivors!
One author. Eight classes. Will anyone survive?
Dallas Book Festival attendees can hear Mike discuss Revenge of the Star Survivors as part of the YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fandemonium panel, which happens at 10 a.m. in Evans Studio on the third floor of the fabulous J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. He'll be appearing with Kathleen Baldwin, Jenny Martin and Sherry Thomas.
(He'll also be interviewing National Book Award finalist Paulette Jiles onstage at noon. But although he may be wearing a Star Wars shirt, it's doubtful the topic of aliens or Omegan Fingers of Defibrillation will come up at that time.)
Meet with Mike as he presents his book to thousands of heroic librarians at the largest statewide library conference in the country.
You'll be able to see him Friday, April 21 [UPDATED], at these events:
9-10 a.m.: Autographing in the Authors Area (Aisle 2)
Noon: Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session Luncheon (look for the Holiday House table).
1-3:30 p.m.: Texas Tea: Meet and Greet with YA Authors. He'll be "speed dating." Copies of Revenge of the Star Survivors will be given away as door stops! (CORRECTION: Door prizes. They will be given away as door prizes.)
After that, if you'd like to say hi, track him down on Twitter, @mmerschel.