Irving: North Texas Teen Book Festival
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Irving: North Texas Teen Book Festival

Can you believe that North Texas has a book festival with this many amazing authors? Can you believe that Mike is one of them? Neither can he. Seriously, if you are into books enough to be clicking on this website, you need to check out this festival. 

 You can find Mike at these times:

10 a.m. -- "Middle Grade Madness" with Jeffrey Brown, Pablo Cartaya, Soman Chainani, Stuart Gibbs, Veera Hiranandani, Matthew Holm, Varian Johnson, Jeramey Kraatz, Colby Sharp, Ronald L. Smith and Rebecca Stead. (Junior Ballroom A-B, Level 3)

11 a.m. -- "Adventure Time," with Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil), Stuart Gibbs (Spy School), Christina Diaz Gonzalez (The Red Umbrella), Varian Johnson (The Parker Inheritance), and Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me).  (Junior Ballroom C, Level 3) 

Noon -- "School Days, School Daze," with Soman Chainani, Andrew Clements (Frindle), Stuart Gibbs and Meg Medina (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass).  (Junior Ballroom D, Level 3)

3:30 p.m -- Autographing session.  

 

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Dallas: Texas Library Association
Apr
3
to Apr 6

Dallas: Texas Library Association

Librarians of Texas -- thanks for making Revenge of the Star Survivors a Spirit of Texas book! Mike looks forward to seeing you at your convention in Dallas. Which will feature some additional authors you might have heard of.  (Look for Mike 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 as part of the "Texas LEAPS With Texas Authors" panel; 6 p.m. Tuesday in the author autographing area; 1:30 pm. Thursday at the "YART Texas Tea With Texas Authors session," and possibly more.) 

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Dallas: Astronaut Scott Kelly at Authors Live!
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Dallas: Astronaut Scott Kelly at Authors Live!

This appearance is not about "Revenge of the Star Survivors." But: Mike is scheduled to moderate a discussion with a real astronaut, Scott Kelly, who has written a book called "Endurance." It's part of the Authors Live! series at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Kelly is "the veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space," and the characters from Mike's book would all be kind of speechless if he were standing next to them, so it should be an interesting evening.  (Click on the link for details about timing.) 

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Dallas: Wild Detectives
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Dallas: Wild Detectives

"Revenge of the Star Survivors" touches down in Dallas' favorite bookstore/bar. There is talk of Romulan Ale being served. Will author Michael Merschel confess things about the writing process that he could have never said in middle school? You'll have to be there to find out.

 

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Dallas: Dallas Book Festival

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.) 

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

San Antonio: Texas Library Association Annual ConferenceF

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

 

 

 

 

 

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