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Meet the Author
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindy Mejia | To Catch A Storm
@ Beaverdale Books
In this brand new series from national bestseller Mindy Mejia, a physicist and a psychic reluctantly team up to solve two missing persons cases during an ice storm in Iowa.
When her husband’s car is found abandoned and on fire—in the middle of a rainstorm—Eve Roth becomes the police’s number one suspect. After all, her husband was suspended from the University of Iowa for inappropriate conduct with a student, and who else but an atmospheric physicist could incinerate a car in a downpour? But Eve has no idea why her husband disappeared. She’s desperate to find him, both for herself and her beloved, disabled father-in-law.
Jonah Kendrick appears on their doorstep with a theory. He’s seen Eve’s husband, bound and bleeding in a barn. Claiming to be a psychic detective who dreams of the lost, Jonah has helped find missing people his entire life. He dreamed about a young woman trapped in the same barn months ago, and she’s still missing.
As a firm believer in the laws of nature, Eve rejects anything to do with psychics, but their investigations soon collide. As the temperature drops and Iowa turns to ice, Eve and Jonah race across the state to discover what happened to the people they’ve lost. But the truth is more deadly than either of them expected, and the physicist and the psychic must learn to believe in each other if they want to escape this storm alive.
About the Author
Mindy Mejia has been a writer ever since she was six years old when her favorite game was pretend.
According to Mejia, “life doesn’t have symmetry, theme, symbolism, or meditated beauty” and she gravitates toward these things like a houseplant to the sun. “I love how ‘fierce’ and ‘confounded’ and ‘swagger’ look on the page and how my chest expands when I read them. I write because I believe in the reality of my fantasies, the truth in my fabrications. I’ve always had stories sneaking around my head, thrillers like Leave No Trace and Everything You Want Me to Be, and sometimes I inhabit those stories more than my own life. (Best not to mention that last part to my husband, kids, or boss.)”
This event will be moderated by Kali White VanBaale, a Des Moines-area creative writing professor and award-winning author of novels, short stories, essays, and articles. www.kaliwhite.com