I'm back from the East Coast for a few days at home, trying to catch up on my writing! This weekend, however, I'm really looking forward to the Texas Book Festival in Austin. On Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 PM, I'll be giving the first public reading from Percy 4, The Battle of Labyrinth. Come on by if you're in the area! If you came to my reading last year and were one of the many people who couldn't get in because the room filled up (my family couldn't get in, either), don't worry. We have a much bigger space this year -- the Family Life Center at 1300 Lavaca. For more information, visit the Festival's website. I will of course be giving out Camp Half-Blood T-shirts and other fun prizes while they last -- it should be Olympic-size fun!