University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jessie Mihalik

Courtesy of Harper Voyager

Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky. A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full-time from her home in Central Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing co-op videogames with her husband, trying out new boardgames, hiking or reading. "Polaris Rising" is her debut novel.

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Scheduled events:
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)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Emily Devenport, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jessie Mihalik, Drew 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)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alyssa Cole, Jessie Mihalik, RaeAnne Thayne
Moderator: Renee Rose

Polaris Rising
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Harper Voyager
February 2019
ISBN 9780062802385
448 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure—the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy. More/less

The Queen's Gambit, book 1
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
CreateSpace Independent Publishing
June 2018
ISBN 9781721619672
156 pages
$7.99, INSTOCK
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When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war-again-Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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