New Book Birthday! When Angels Sing: The Story of Carlos Santana illustrated by Jose Ramirez
So excited to announce the release of this beautiful book that came out in September! And if you haven't heard, Jose Ramirez just won the coveted Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Original Art! Check out the book at your local bookstore or here on Amazon!read more
Guess Who’s on NPR’s Jazz Inspired with Legendary Stride Queen Judy Carmichael?!
So... I'm on NPR Radio and SIRIUS XM this week! Blah wah how?! On an amazing show called Jazz Inspired with legendary stride piano queen Judy Carmichael talking about my book Muddy, creativity & music! Go to the Listen link, then Listen Now & search for...read more
Muddy WINS Picture Book Biography Award from Children’s Literature Council of Southern California!
So excited that Muddy has been honored by this great organization! National Young People's Poet Laureate Margarita Engle will be keynoting and I get to give a speech and everything! What a wonderful testament to the life of Muddy Waters and his importance to American...read more
Book Birthday: Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band by Michael Mahin, illust. by Don Tate
Today is the day! Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band illustrated by the amazing Don Tate is officially a here! Here are links to a few great reviews: Publisher's Weekly "After some false starts, the band takes off, and “the boys filled their hats with...read more
Kirkus Reviews Stalebread!
Another nice review from Kirkus for my and Don Tate's forthcoming picture book Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band! Here's a bit about what they had to say: Drawing from the little that’s known about Emile “Stalebread Charlie” Lacoume, Mahin presents a...read more
Publisher’s Weekly Review! Of Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band
Nice review from Publisher's Weekly for my next picture book: Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band illustrated by the amazing Don Tate! Here's an excerpt: Stalebread Charlie and his band were real figures in the early history of jazz. Homeless newsboys...read more
Booklist Review of Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band!
A great review from Booklist for my forthcoming nonfiction picture book Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band illustrated by the radical Don Tate! Releases July 10, 2018! Here's a short excerpt: Lively cartoon illustrations convey the movement of music,...read more
Just signed with Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency!
Agent news! Thrilled to announce I've signed with Jennifer March Soloway at the one and only Andrea Brown Literary Agency. She is obviously very smart and I am obviously very lucky 🙂 Jennifer and I met at the Orange County SCBWI MG/YA Writer's Retreat in Idyllwild...read more
My Horror Movie “Reborn” Starring Legend Barbara Crampton Announced!
Fun news for fans of scary movies. My movie "Reborn" has finished filming and is in post-production and nearing completion! Horror fans might get a kick out of knowing that it was directed by Julian Richards (Darklands, The Last Horror Movie) and starred legends...read more
Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for Muddy Illustrator Evan Turk!
Amazing news for Muddy illustrator Evan Turk! Another well-deserved award! And it's a big one! Here's an excerpt from the announcement: Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, said, “It is a joy each year to recognize and encourage new...read more