If you’d like to head to the Lone Star State in November, enter the “Book it to Texas” Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a 4-night trip to Austin to attend the Texas Book Festival, which is taking place November 1st and 2nd on the grounds of the State Capitol. Second prize is a trip to Fort Worth, and the third place winner receives a Barnes & Noble gift basket and gift card. The contest is open through September 25th.

Shannon will be at the Texas Book Festival doing a talk and slide presentation about some of the authors and landmarks featured in Novel Destinations, including Austin’s own literary connection: it’s home to the O. Henry Museum. Check the festival website for details on date and time, which are TBD, as well as a list of the nearly 200 authors who will be in attendance.