I just heard about a pretty neat author gala being held at: Mad City Coffee, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, MD. The event will be held between 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Saturday, November 6. This free event will feature a nice lineup of Maryland authors, including Catherine Asaro [her public profile on Facebook], who will also be performing jazz and soft rock with the Wolcott Quartet. If you are in the area on the day, then head on over and soak up the atmosphere provided by great music and some great company. For more information on the event, visit the Facebook event page.