What do Lee Thomas, Joe McKinney, Rhodi Hawk, Hank Schwaeble, Gabrielle Faust, Nate Southard, D. B. Grady, Ethan Nahté, Stina Leicht, Skyler White, Denise Broussard and Frank Summers have in common with me? We are all authors reading for Blood of the Bean II. This assembly of some of the best fantasists from Texas and beyond takes place this Saturday, October 16, at Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd., here in Austin. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a musical interlude by Dear Lioness at 7:00 p.m. Come out to discover how I shoehorn a twenty-two minute story into a fifteen minute reading slot. Admission is free. Titles by the authors—including mine— will be on sale.