News and Events with Mike Mirabella!

Mike Mirabella is bringing his music, guitar, songs, and his new book, On the Luck of an Irish Sailor, to meet and greet young readers and their families and friends at the following locations and free special events. On occasion, the illustrator, Amy O’Hanlon is available to meet and greet. You won’t want to miss the memorable entertainment, this isn’t an ordinary author reading.

Upcoming Events

The Store at CIA at Copia on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 24-26, 2017 from 11;00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. Jingle your way to our Holiday Marketplace! Start your holiday shopping at The Store at CIA Copia, where we’ll be stocked with an assortment of seasonal and local offerings. We’ll be featuring a selection of local and Bay Area vendors who will be selling an array of handcrafted gifts and culinary treats that make perfect gifts. Join us as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by supporting our local producers!
Mike Mirabella will attend all three days! Author book signing.
The Store at CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)
500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559

Barnes & Noble Gateway Courtyard in Fairfield, CA on Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00 AM Special Event, Educator Event! Meet Mike Mirabella from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pre-K through Grade 12 educators are invited to a special holiday shopping event. Educators will receive a 25% discount on books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, 10% off Café consumables. Our booksellers can help educators find the perfect gift for themselves and everyone on their holiday shopping list!
Musical sing-a-long and storytime event, and author signing with Mike Mirabella.

1600 Gateway Blvd
Fairfield, CA 94533

Mike Mirabella performed his musical sing-a-long and storytime
at these
Recent Events

Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair at Acalanes High School in Lafayette on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Musical Sing-a-long and Storytime
1200 Pleasant Hill Rd. 

Lafayette, California


Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Musical Sing-a-long and Storytime
1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd. 

Sunnyvale, California


Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera, California at Corte Madera Town Center’s Afternoon at the Center event on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Musical Sing-a-long and Storytime Event!
313 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, California 94925
Phone: 415.927.9016

Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PJ Party Event!
5433 College Avenue

Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: 510.653.9965

Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera, California on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Children’s Musical Storytime Event!
313 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, California 94925
Phone: 415.927.9016

Barnes & Noble in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Children’s Storytime Event!
5555 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775.826.8882

Village Toys Heavenly Valley/South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Children’s Storytime Event!

1001 Heavenly Village Way #39
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: 530.541.6600

Village Toys Incline Village/North Lake Tahoe & Susie Scoops Ice Cream on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Children’s Storytime Event!

869 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451
Phone: 775.831.8181

Barnes & Noble in Antioch, California on Monday, July 10, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Music Time Event!
Slatten Ranch Shopping Center

5709 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531
Phone: 925.978.1031

Barnes & Noble Hillsdale/San Mateo
Barnes & Noble in San Mateo, California on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Children’s Musical Storytime Event!
Hillsdale Shopping Center

11 West Hillsdale Blvd. 
San Mateo, CA 94403
 Event Video:
Papa Mikes Music – Barnes & Noble Hillsdale – San Mateo 6-17-2017

Emily and Pam the Mermaid
Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera, California on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Children’s Musical Storytime Event!
313 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, California 94925
Phone: 415.927.9016

Barnes & Noble in Santa Rosa, California on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Musical Storytime Event
During the Santa Rosa Farmer’s Market!
700 4th Street in Santa Rosa, California 95404
Phone: 707.576.7494

Rebekah and Mike at Barnes & Noble in Santa Rosa.

Berkeley Book Festival in Downtown Berkeley, California on Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Corner of Milvia St. and Allston Way, Booth #426, Family Activity Zone at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California

Click here for the treasure map flyer and find Mike at the event:
On The Luck of an Irish Sailor by Mike Mirabella Berkeley Bay Area Book Festival June 4, 2017

Mike and Pam Mirabella entertain the families and children at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley!

Event Video: Papa-Mikes-Music-at-the-Berkeley-Bay-Area-Book-Festival-Sunday-June-4-2017

Astrid Talbott and Mike Mirabella, the Sailor.
Barnes & Noble in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Children’s Musical Storytime Event!
Preston Royal Shopping Center

5959 Royal Lane Ste. 616
Dallas, Texas 75230
Phone: 214.363.0924
Event Video: On-The-Luck-Of-An-Irish-Sailor-B-N-Dallas-Texas-5-20-2017-wmv-image.jpg

To contact Mike Mirabella, send email to:
For book events, retail stores, music events, and press, bookings, please contact:

Dawn Marie Carlson
Marketing and Business Consultant
Dawn to Dusk
707.559.5651 or cell 415.246.1287

Past Events:

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli in San Francisco
Sunday, March 5th, 2017

I know we’ll be returning to visit Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli (734 La Playa St., San Francisco). This wonderful deli is the hub of the San Francisco neighborhood. They host writers, readers, and musicians, with open mic events several nights a month. If you’re out near Ocean Beach, stop in for great food and good people, along with regular entertainment and events.

On March 5th I was featured as poet/musician, a guest of Left Coast Writers (LCW), a group that meets monthly at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera. Their monthly “LCW Happy Hour Poetry” series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli came a little late this March (Superbowl bumped the usual date). But I had a great time celebrating my book and giving a special nod to Irish verse and song in honor of St. Paddy’s Month. Here’s to Kawika’s—a local, community-oriented, family-owned business!

Mike at Kawika’s

Lilycat on Stuff, on FCC-FREE radio
Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Amy and I joined radio hostess, Melinda Adams, for her Internet Radio show “Lilycat On Stuff.” We had a good time chatting about books and music and illustration. And of course, On the Luck of an Irish Sailor, the combination song, CD recording, and beautifully illustrated children’s book. If you missed this show, it’s available on the podcast … just click here.

Mike at the FCC-FREE Radio recording studio.

Great Book Launch at Book Passage Bookstore,
SF Ferry Bldg. on Monday, Feb 13th

This edge-of-the-ocean Book Passage location at the Ferry Plaza was a perfect spot for a launch party. Amy and I had a great time seeing all of you who attended and enjoyed meeting new friends and folk song enthusiasts.

Mike with illustrator Amy O’Hanlon at Book Passage.