Meet & Greet with M.K. England, author of the YA novel, The Disasters

Saturday 1/19, 2 p.m.

Join us at Flyleaf for a book-club-style meet & greet with YA author, M.K. England!

The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England.

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.

But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.

On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.

They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.

Full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is a page-turning thrill ride that anyone—not just space nerds—can enjoy.

M.K. England is an author and YA librarian who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls the mountains of Virginia home. When she’s not writing or librarianing, M.K. can be found drowning in fandom, rolling dice at the gaming table, climbing on things in the woods,  feeding her video game addiction, or talking way too much about space and science literacy. She loves Star Wars with a desperate, heedless passion. It’s best if you never speak of Sherlock Holmes in her presence. You’ll regret it.The Disasters is her debut novel. Follow her at



Praise for M.K. England

“Much to recommend: nonstop cinematic action, strong feminist messages, and great diversity of characters.” -ALA Booklist
“An action-packed, entertaining blend of space hijinks, humor, and romance.” -Kirkus Reviews
“An explosion of edge-of-your-seat twists and high-stakes danger that leaves you glued to the page and rooting for these lovable misfits. I wanted a snarky romp across the galaxy, and M.K. England delivered with the force of a supernova.” -Ashley Poston, author of Geekerella and Heart of Iron
“A clever, cosmic thrill ride packed with nonstop action and starring a motley crew that won me over from page one. Just too much fun!” -Mackenzi Lee, New York Times bestselling author of A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
“Wildly entertaining and crackling with chemistry. Nax and his crew will crash land in your heart and leave you filled with laughter and hope.” -Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escaping from Houdini
“A BLAST from start to finish! Absurd levels of fun, fantastic pacing, and lovable authentic characters bring this rollicking adventure to life. Looking for a book you can’t put down? Pick up The Disasters. Mission accomplished.” -Katherine Locke, author of The Girl with the Red Balloon (2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Book)
Event date: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The Disasters By M. K. England Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062657671
Availability: Usually Available in 5-9 Days
Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018