News and Events


I love meeting with readers in a variety of venues. I’m available to present at conferences and to writing groups as well. To set up an event or Skype session, please email

  • October 14, 2017 — Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association meeting, Denver, CO
  • November 3, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m. — Book Signing, California Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, Riverside, CA
  • January 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. — Official launch event! Maria’s Bookshop, Durango, CO
  • January 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. — BookPeople, Austin, TX
  • January 22, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. — Lecture at Texas A&M University / AgriLife Center (open to the public)
  • April 23, 2018 — Authors Among US! American Foundation School, Mexico City



  • The Last Suppers held me riveted from the first page to the last, a gorgeous novel that finds beauty in the most unlikely of places. This story has the social conscience of The Help, the unflinching honesty of The Shawshank Redemption, and a wholly original heroine whose humanity will touch your heart as she cooks her way to redemption.”
    —Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Filled with heart and reverent solemnity, despair and hope, Mandy Mikulencak’s writing is a sensitive, thoughtful narrative about finding freedom beyond the boundaries of what we believe of ourselves and of our past.  With captivating characters, a unique premise, and set in sultry Louisiana, this story is as rich and enticing as the last suppers prepared, one you will want to linger over until the very last page.”
    —Donna Everhart, author of The Education of Dixie Dupree, USA Today Bestselling Author
  • Mikulencak’s Burn Girl is Worthy for Any Age (Durango Herald — September 24, 2015)
  • Burn Girl review at
  • Burn Girl review by Random Book Muses
  • Burn Girl review at
  • Burn Girl on Goodreads