This Wednesday, December 11, I’ll be reading from and signing copies of my new novel, Brand-Changing Day, here in beautiful Missoula, MT.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 7:00 PM
Shakespeare & Co.
103 S. 3rd St. W.
Missoula, MT 59801
About Brand-Changing Day
In the world of the casual American chain restaurant, brand-changing day signifies the start of something new—new menu items are rolled out, logos are redesigned, service procedures are updated, and old uniforms are traded for hipper, darker, flashier styles.
But for employees at The Grill in Youngstown, Ohio—including twenty-something server Scott Pelletier and forty-something general manager Geoffrey McCree—brand-changing day might be when everything changes. Forever.
About the Author
Shawn was born in San Diego, California, in 1990, where he lived until he was seven.
In high school, he won several awards both as a writer for and editor-in-chief of his student newspaper, The Talon, prompting him to study journalism at Youngstown State University before deciding that his passion for writing was better directed at fiction.
Shawn currently lives in Missoula, Montana, where he writes novels, poetry, and short stories and explores the characteristics of different varieties of wine. His works include The Final Days of Poetry, a poetry collection; The Flute Player, a novella; and Brand-Changing Day, a novel.
Have you ever worked a job, maybe at a restaurant or in some corporate cubicle farm, that you wished you could quit in the most spectacular way possible, airing all your grievances, holding nothing back?
Check out the the trailer below, in which long-time waiter Scott Pelletier, the main character of my new novel Brand-Changing Day, does just that.
Purchase Brand-Changing Day: Kindle ($5) | Print ($12)
I’ve always wanted to host a podcast. I’ve also always wanted to have regular conversations with interesting people whose work I respect and admire. For both these reasons, I recently decided to start Parenthetical, a podcast, published by Asymmetrical Press, in which I talk with interesting people who are making or doing interesting things.
Each week, Parenthetical will feature an approximately one-hour conversation between me and an awesome guest or guests. This isn’t really an interview show, per se, but more like a late-night talk show with a casual conversation between me and the guest about all sorts of relevant topics. In the first episode I’m joined by writers Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant, and next week I’ll be joined by Crew Spence of EthicalPickup.com.
Parenthetical hasn’t been indexed by iTunes yet, but I’ll update this post with the subscribe link once it is. In the meantime, you can listen to the first episode below, you can find the most recent episodes of the podcast here, and you can always plug the podcast’s feed link (feed://shawnmihalik.com/parenthetical) directly into your favorite podcatcher (note: my favorite is Instacast).
Parenthetical: Episode 1
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