I’m Shawn Mihalik, author and editor.
I’ve written four works of fiction, including my most recent novella, The Assured Expectation of Things Hoped For. I’m editor-in-chief at Asymmetrical Press. I also, along with author Joshua Fields Millburn, teach a popular online writing class.
I was born in San Diego, California and grew up, for the most part, in Ohio. In high school, I won several awards as editor of my student newspaper, and I briefly studied journalism at Youngstown State University before dropping out for some reason. I spent the next few years drifting between Youngstown and Pittsburgh, working with the Deaf, waiting tables (seriously—I left school to wait tables)—and writing my first two books.
My first book, The Flute Player, was published in early 2013.
In October 2013, I drove for two days straight, from Ohio to Missoula, Montana, and started working with The Minimalists, managing their 100-city book tour. That November, my second book, and first novel, Brand-Changing Day, a satire of corporate American chain restaurants, was released.
I became Asymmetrical’s editor-in-chief in 2015 and have helped a half-dozen other authors release dozens of books into the wild.
I currently live in Helena, Montana, with my wife and our two cats, Worf and Oliver.