Got plans for the evening of next Thursday, the 13th? I can help.

From 6:30 to 9 at Austin’s BookPeople, there will be local children’s and YA authors and illustrators out the wazoo:

Cynthia Leitich Smith
Lila Guzman
Jane Ann Peddicord
Mark Mitchell
Greg Leitich Smith
April Lurie
Shana Burg
Frances Hill
P.J. “Tricia” Hoover
Helen Hemphill
Phyllis Peacock
Jennifer Ziegler
Christy Stallop
Julie Lake
Brian Yansky
Jessica Anderson
Varian Johnson
Philip Yates
Emma Virjan
Brian Anderson
Anne Bustard
Don Tate
Jerry Wermund
Jo Whittemore

Besides a meet-and-greet, there’ll be a holiday reading as well as separate panel discussions for picture books, middle grade, and YA.

And if that’s not enough, rumor has it that a not-quite-published author will have a daylight-fluorescent sample of his first book so fresh from the printer’s press that they haven’t even had time to bind it…