Mandy Mikulencak



Mandy Mikulencak has been a writer her entire working life; first, as a newspaper reporter, then as an editor and PR specialist in the nonprofit sector and for the UN. She is the author of The Last Suppers, a novel about a female prison cook in 1950s Louisiana. Library Journal called it “a haunting study of race relations, compassion, and mystery.” Forgiveness Road, her second historical novel from Kensington Publishing (March 2019), is set in 1970s Mississippi.

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9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
A.Z. Young Park, Author Tent 1
Louisiana’s Death Row: Novels of Truth, Justice, and Mercy

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Last Suppers: A Novel

Set in 1950s Louisiana, Mandy Mikulencak’s beautifully written and emotionally moving novel evokes both The Help and Dead Man Walking with the story of an unforgettable woman whose quest to provide meals for death row prisoners leads her into the secrets of her own past.


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