Mikalee Byerman


Voted “Best Local Author” and “Best Creative Writer” in consecutive years in the Best of Nevada awards, Mikalee Byerman is a writer, humor essayist, marketing consultant, keynote speaker, and host of the 100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die podcast. Her writing has gained national attention in publications like Ladies’ Home Journal, HuffPost, TIME magazine online, and the in-flight magazine for Southwest Airlines. And if you’re wondering, her name rhymes with “prickly fireman.” Follow her at—or, just in case you forget how to spell her name.


Author Mikalee Byerman leaves no bucket list unturned in the second edition of her guidebook, 100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die, published in September. It’s a fun, precise, absorbing read on local food, drink, music, entertainment, sports,

100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die by Mikalee Byerman (published August 2023): This short easy read by award-winning author and Nevada tourism expert Mikalee Byerman is funny, interesting, and you’re bound to find a place you’ll want

We’re closing season 2 of “Washoe Life” with a conversation with Mikalee Byerman, author of the book 100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die. Celebrate the best of Washoe County including tips on local trails and restaurants with


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Books and Baklava is back! Join us for a used book sale to benefit Welcome Neighbor STL on December 9.