Well, we're approaching the mid-point in November, which means you should be aware of some great upcoming author-type stuff here in central Texas.
First up is the Austin SCBWI holiday meet and greet from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on Thursday, November 13, at Book People at Sixth and Lamar. Open to the public, the event will include panels on picture books, middle grade novels, and YA novels, as well as typical party stuff and door prizes, including school visits from assorted Austin SCBWI authors. In addition, Phil Yates is going to be dressing as a pirate and presenting his new book, A Pirate's Night Before Christmas.
This weekend, Cyn and I are doing a brief stopover in College Station, where Cyn is speaking at the Brazos Valley SCBWI chapter's fall meeting, and we're both critiquing manuscripts.
The following weekend, Cyn and I are down in San Antonio for the annual NCTE/ALAN conference. (We spoke at the conference two years ago in Nashville and it was a blast). Cyn is speaking on a panel about fantasy and I'm on a panel with Dave Yoo and Cory Doctorow about "writing for the teen male."
Finally, y'all should take a look at this article from Good Life magazine (warning: it's in PDF format), by Austin's own Lindsey Lane.