February 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights

Mindy Mejia will read from her razor-sharp literary thriller, Everything You Want Me to Be. Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of Hattie Hoffman: good student, good daughter, good citizen, girl who is brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play. Shelf Awareness says, "Readers will surely find this unsettling, character-driven descent into secret desires and hidden faces everything they wanted to see from a talented writer and then some."

Mindy Mejia received her MFA from Hamline University. The granddaughter of Minnesota farmers, she is the author of the y/a book The Dragon Keeper, and lives in the Twin Cities.

"Ms. Mejia displays the enviable ability and assurance of such contemporaries as Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman in convincingly charting inter-generational passion and angst." —The Wall Street Journal