Get ready for fast and furious book fun! Join Gregg Hurwitz, Mark Greaney, Mia P. Manansala and Stuart Gibbs on Monday, Feb 28th at 7:00 p.m. EST. It’s free! Plus you can win Gregg’s riveting new thriller, Dark Horse. Rogue Jenny Milchman will emcee.

Come eat, drink, & ask questions! Authors will share insider stories, writerly tips, and dish the latest on their new books.

Following a brief introduction, each of our guests will talk about their writing process, then either read or answer questions about their new books, with a chance for audience Q&A afterwards.

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The first 100 who sign up to be in the virtual room will have the chance to ask questions live. Once registered you will be sent a link to use to log in. Everyone else can catch the event by clicking on Facebook Live, where you can ask questions via comments. The Rogues will be monitoring the chat throughout the evening, so come prepared.

As a special treat, each of our guests has paired a favorite snack with their favorite drink providing a recipe for an enjoyable evening. Drinking will commence at the start of the show!

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of 23 thrillers, both standalones and the Orphan X series. He has won numerous awards and been published in 33 languages. Gregg currently serves as Co-President of International Thriller Writers (ITW). Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for AWA, DC, and Marvel, and political and culture pieces for Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and more. Gregg lives with his Rhodesian ridgebacks in Los Angeles, where he continues to play soccer, frequently injuring himself.

Dark Horse: An Orphan X Novel, February 8, 2022

X faces his most challenging mission ever in Dark Horse.

Evan Smoak was a government assassin for the off-the-books Orphan Program. After he broke with the Program, he adopted a new name and a new mission—The Nowhere Man, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. Having just survived an attack on his life and the complete devastation of his base of operations, Evan isn’t interested in taking on a new mission. But one finds him.

Aragon Urrea is a kingpin of a major drug-dealing operation in South Texas. He’s also the patron of the local area—supplying employment in legitimate operations, providing help to the helpless, rough justice to the downtrodden, and a future to people with little hope. However, for all his money and power, he is helpless when one of the most vicious cartels kidnaps his innocent eighteen year old daughter, spiriting her away to their armored headquarters in Mexico.

Now, not only must Evan figure out how to get into the impregnable fortress, he must also decide if he should help a very bad man—no matter how just the cause.

Evan’s favorite drink: Kauffman Private Collection Luxury Vintage Vodka
Gregg’s favorite drink: Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon
Gregg’s favorite snack: Smokehouse almonds

#1 NYT bestselling author Mark Greaney’s debut international thriller, The Gray Man, became a national bestseller, followed by ten subsequent Gray Man novels, including his latest, Relentless. Mark is also the author or coauthor of seven Tom Clancy novels, collaborating with Tom on three Jack Ryan novels before Tom’s death in 2013. Red Metal, a military thriller written by Mark Greaney and Lt Col Hunter R. Rawlings, USMC, became a New York Times bestseller. A feature film adaptation of The Gray Man is in production at Netflix, with Ryan Gosling in the title role, with a second film adaptation of Mark’s scripted audio play Armored in development with Michael Bay and Erwin Stoff to produce. In his research, Mark has traveled to dozens of countries, visited the Pentagon, military bases, and many Washington, D.C. Intelligence agencies, and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife, his three stepchildren, and three dogs.

Sierra Six, February 15th, 2022

Before he was the Gray Man, Court Gentry was Sierra Six, the junior member of a CIA action team.

In their first mission they took out a terrorist leader, at a terrible price. Years have passed. The Gray Man is on a simple mission when he sees a ghost: the long-dead terrorist. But he’s remarkably energetic for a dead man.

A decade of time hasn’t changed the Gray Man. He isn’t one to leave a job unfinished or a blood debt unpaid.

Irish Whiskey is the hero’s bev of choice, and he likes fish and chips so I’d have to say French fries.

Mia P. Manansala (MAH-nahn-sah-lah) (she/her) is a writer and book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor and murder to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture. She is the winner of the 2018 Hugh Holton Award, the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, the 2017 William F. Deeck – Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/Helen McCloy Scholarship. She’s also a 2017 Pitch Wars alum and 2018-2020 mentor. A lover of all things geeky, Mia spends her days procrastibaking, playing JRPGs and dating sims, reading cozy mysteries, and cuddling her dogs. Her debut novel, Arsenic and Adobo, is the first in the Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery series.

Homicide and Halo-Halo, February 8th, 2022

Death at a beauty pageant turns Tita Rosie’s Kitchen upside down in the latest entry of this witty and humorous cozy mystery series by Mia P. Manansala.

Things are heating up for Lila Macapagal. Not in her love life, which she insists on keeping nonexistent despite the attention of two very eligible bachelors. Or her professional life, since she can’t bring herself to open her new café after the unpleasantness that occurred a few months ago at her aunt’s Filipino restaurant, Tita Rosie’s Kitchen. No, things are heating up quite literally, since summer, her least favorite season, has just started.

To add to her feelings of sticky unease, Lila’s little town of Shady Palms has resurrected the Miss Teen Shady Palms Beauty Pageant, which she won many years ago—a fact that serves as a wedge between Lila and her cousin slash rival, Bernadette. But when the head judge of the pageant is murdered and Bernadette becomes the main suspect, the two must put aside their differences and solve the case—because it looks like one of them might be next.

Content Warning: PTSD, fatphobia, fertility/pregnancy issues, predatory behavior, unresolved grief, parental death (occurred in childhood), and dismissive attitudes toward mental health.

Tita Rosie’s Grilled Adobo Chicken Wings
Tita Rosie makes this fun summertime spin on chicken adobo for parties and picnics.

Lola Flor’s Turon
These sweet, crispy spring rolls are sooo addictive! The recipe below is for the traditional banana and jackfruit filling, but feel free to get creative by swapping in different ingredients, such as cheese (Filipinos love the combination of salty and sweet) or even chocolate.

Sana’s Sangria Slushies
A riff on the ever-popular (and delicious) frose, Sana’s Sangria Slushies are practically a health tonic with all the vitamins and antioxidants you get from the mixed berries, orange juice, and red wine.

Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, the FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles.

Spy School, The Graphic Novel, February 15th, 2022

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar secret agent?

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: CIA or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science—but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior CIA academy. Could the CIA really want him?

Actually, no. There’s been a case of mistaken identity—but that doesn’t stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life! With action-packed, eye-catching art, join Ben Ripley in this graphic edition of the bestselling novel as he survives his first year at the Academy of Espionage.

Ben’s favorite snack is mint chocolate chip ice cream
His favorite drink is black cherry soda

Our MC:

Jenny Milchman is the Mary Higgins Clark award winning and PEN/Faulkner nominated author of five novels of suspense. Her work has been praised by the New York Times, chosen as Indie Next Picks, received starred reviews from PWBooklist, and Library Journal, selected for numerous Best Of’s including Suspense MagazinePure Wow and Popsugar, and appeared on the USA Today bestsellers list (once, but we authors like to name these things). In 2013, Jenny rented out her house, traded in two cars for an SUV that could handle Denver in February, and pulled her kids out of 1st and 3rd grades to “car-school” them on what Shelf Awareness called the world’s longest book tour. Jenny now speaks nationally on the literal and figurative road to a dream.

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