Meet Mike Chen, Author of Vampire Weekend!

On Tuesday, June 13, at 7:00 PM, San Mateo County Libraries will welcome Mike Chen as he discusses his newest book, Vampire Weekend and takes questions from the audience. Mike will be in conversation with fellow local sci-fi author, Annalee Newitz (The Terraformers).

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive your Zoom invitation.

Delve into the Eternal Life of a Punk-Rock Vampire

A genre-mashup of About a Boy meets What We Do In The Shadows, Vampire Weekend features a punk-rock vampire learning to reconnect with the world. Louise knows first-hand that the vampire mythos is a lie. It's quite boring and lonely and doesn't involve glamour, speed or flying, but the best part of it is the longevity, which she uses to see as many cool bands as she can. When Louise's estranged brother Stephen arrives at her door with his 12-year-old grandson Ian, everything changes; Ian needs her, and her music, to get him through a tough time.

“A love letter to the power of music, this thoughtful, humorous exploration of what constitutes living versus mere survival sees Chen (Light Years from Home) at the top of his game.” — Publishers Weekly

Get to Know Mike Chen

“Today, I've found my niche, blending science fiction elements and themes with a more grounded and intimate story. In my stories, there are no epic wars or fate-of-the-universe events; instead, they're tales of family and friendship and humor that just happen to have some time travel or an apocalypse.” — Mike Chen

Mike Chen is a lifelong writer, from crafting fan fiction as a child to somehow getting paid for words as an adult. He has contributed to major geek websites (The Mary Sue, The Portalist, Tor) and covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets. In previous lives, Mike worked as a sports journalist covering the NHL, DJ, musician and aerospace engineer.

A member of SFWA and Codex Writers, Mike lives in the Bay Area, where he can be found playing video games and watching Doctor Who with his wife, daughter and many rescue animals. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @mikechenwriter.