Mary Helen Specht


TIL Best First Fiction Award

Texas Monthly's Ten Writers to Watch

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

New York Times Book Review on Migratory Animals

Boston Globe review of Migratory Animals

Dallas Observer review of Migratory Animals

Dallas Morning News review of Migratory Animals

Texas Observer review of Migratory Animals

An IndieNext Pick for February

An Apple iBooks Pick for January

Mississippi Library Commission Best Adult Fiction of 2015

Austin Chronicle Interview

"Texas Matters" interview

Austin American-Statesman Select Book for January

Interview with Kirkus

Powell's playlist for Migratory Animals

Brazos bookstore #debooze

Migratory Animals on hometown news

Texas Book Festival Q&A

Texas Monthly Checklist includes Migratory Animals

The Writing Barn Author Spotlight

Recommended for Adults (Sorry, Kids!)

Publisher's Weekly review

Kirkus review

Interview w/ Read to Write Stories


Migratory Animals book launch at Book People

Tues., Jan. 20, 2015, 7–8pm

603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Brazos Bookstore reading

Thurs., Jan. 22, 2015, 7–8pm

2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

Texas Star Trading Co. book signing

Sat., Jan. 24, 2015, 1-3pm

174 Cypress St, Abilene, TX 79601

KUT's Views and Brews

Mon., Jan. 26, 2015, 6:00pm

The Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX

Words and Wine

Wed., Jan. 28, 2015, 7:30pm

The Writing Barn, Austin, TX

Tattered Cover Book Store event

Sat., Jan. 31, 2015

Denver, CO

Dionysium lecture

Wed., Feb. 4, 2015, 7pm

Alamo Drafthouse, West Anderson Ln., Austin, TX

Books-A-Million reading

Sat., Feb. 7, 2015, 2pm

5347 North W Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX

St. Edward's reading w/ Tomas Morin and others

Tues., Feb. 17, 2015, 5:30pm

Jones Auditorium, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Wild Detectives bookstore and bar reading

Tues., Feb. 19, 2015, 6:30pm

314 W. 8th St. Dallas, TX 75208

O. Henry Museum panel discussion with Amanda Eyre Ward and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Thurs., Feb. 24, 2015, 7pm

Book People, Austin, TX

Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse reading

Mon., Mar. 2, 2015, 7pm

Austin Java 1206 Parkway Austin, TX 78703

Copperfield's Books "Debut Brews"

Mon., Mar. 16, 2015, 6pm

Jamison's Roaring Donkey 146 Kentucky Street Petaluma, CA. 94952

Book Passage bookstore reading

Thurs., Mar. 19, 2015, 6pm

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Emerson College public reading w/ Steve Himmer

Mar. 27, 2015, 6-8pm

Emerson College, Boston, MA (CoLab room of the Iwasaki Library)

Knox-Bennett guest reading

Apr. 1, 2015, 7:30pm

McMurry University, Abilene, Texas

Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference panel w/ Scott Blackwood, Doug Dorst, Charlotte Gullick and W. Joe Hoppe

April 10, 2015 9:30am

Minneapolis, MN

San Antonio Book Festival

April 11, 2015

San Antonio, Texas

Texas Library Association panel State Treasures: Texas Authors

Apr. 15, 2015, 2pm

500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX

Reading at Southwestern University

Monday Apr. 20, 2015, 4pm

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

New Fiction Confab w/ Viet Thanh Nguyen and Rebecca Makkai

Saturday Apr. 25, 2015, 2pm

Austin Public Library, Austin, TX

McNally Jackson Books reading w/ Merritt Tierce

May 11, 2015, 7pm

52 Prince St New York, N

WLT's Agents and Editors conference

Saturday June 27, 2015

West Texas Book Festival

Saturday September 26, 2015

Abilene, Texas

Texas Book Festival

October 16 and 17, 2015

Austin, Texas

Writer's League of Texas panel

February 18, 2016

Book People, Austin, Texas

University of Tulsa reading

March, 28, 2016

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Ney Flash Fiction Festival w Deb Olin Unferth, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho and others

April, 24, 2016, 2-4pm

Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, Texas

Malvern Books reading w Thomas McNeely and Elizabeth Harris

May, 13, 2016, 7pm

Malvern Books, Austin, Texas

Evening with the Authors

October, 1, 2016, 6-9pm

Lockhart Public Library, Lockhart, Texas