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Michael Merschel
Editor . Author, "Revenge of the Star Survivors" (). Opinions, typos, poor fashion choices all mine.
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Michael Merschel Oct 21
Replying to @r_balcarcel
1) Great to meet you! 2) Good luck with your book! 3) Yes, I did actually try to schedule a haircut before this event. Next year, I shall try harder.
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Michael Merschel Oct 20
Having fun at ’s . Maybe too much fun. Come to my next panel at 2:20 and tell me to behave myself.
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Michael Merschel Oct 19
Replying to @cscudder @nypl
(But seriously, for the story of my own visit there, and a photo where you can see me almost choking up because of a librarian's kindness:)
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Michael Merschel Oct 19
Replying to @cscudder @nypl
I hope the next sentences were not, "We put it out last year and keep waiting for someone to pick it up; you're not interested in stealing it, are you? There's a lot of paperwork involved in formally discarding these things."
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Michael Merschel Oct 18
Replying to @texasbookfest
If you're wondering exactly when you can catch the authors on that list -- the would be happy to tell you:
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Michael Merschel Oct 18
The is almost here. Here's a collection of stories from about some of the authors you'll find there. (Not going to Austin? There's still a lot of great reading material here. Enjoy!)
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Michael Merschel Oct 18
Made my day, Charlie! been very very good to me. (Almost cried in public when I saw it there the first time. Also, nothing can make an author's head spin more than getting a "recommended" stamp from one of the greatest libraries in the world.)
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Michael Merschel Oct 16
Replying to @NRHLibrary
You can meet the author (me) this Saturday at at the Mid-Cities Teen Book Fest:
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Michael Merschel Oct 16
Critics call it "entertaining and empathetic." It's a proud winner of awards from the and . It's full of certified inside jokes for fans of , , and more. Read about it here:
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Michael Merschel Oct 16
Replying to @HolidayHouseBks
If that all sounds too complicated, you could just also celebrate by buying a book. Might I recommend "Revenge of the Star Survivors," from , available wherever fine paperbacks are sold?
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Michael Merschel Oct 16
Replying to @mmerschel
And someday -- you might befriend that nerdy new kid and show him a secret lair, where you never know who will drop in.
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Michael Merschel Oct 16
Replying to @mmerschel
Maybe you should just be kind to *yourself* by staying home, sitting on the couch and watching your favorite science-fiction TV show until the rest of the world fades out of view.
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Michael Merschel Oct 16
Replying to @mmerschel
Attempt to make contact with an alien life form, such as that group of cheerleaders who are laughing and pointing at you as you approach them in the cafeteria. On second thought, it might be wise to eject that idea. Quickly.
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Michael Merschel Oct 16
To celebrate today's paperback release of my very own novel, "Revenge of the Star Survivors," I'm encouraging everyone to partake in a simple act of kindness. Some suggestions: Run slowly, so your bullies can catch you and still make it to PE on time.
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Michael Merschel Oct 15
I think I am old news at this point.
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Michael Merschel Oct 9
If rain kept you from this panel with representatives of and at — you missed a good evening of conversation about how books get made. I learned stuff. Glad I came.
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Michael Merschel Oct 9
As I read this, George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” came on. Which is either depressing or a reminder that everything goes in cycles, depending on your feelings about economists and/or George Harrison.
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Michael Merschel Oct 4
Best wishes to author @Patrick_Ness; Dallas fans who were headed to his event tonight should read this:
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Michael Merschel Oct 4
I'm grateful is bringing to town; it gave me an excuse at last to read her Pulitzer-winning "Prairie Fires." I could say how much I enjoyed this chat, but if you click, you can sample her insight for yourself.
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Michael Merschel Oct 2
A whole lot of authors, including , are headed to D-FW for 's charity event. (After a system crash yesterday, tickets are once again on sale today.)
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