At first glance, writing duo Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson might seem to be the odd couple of childrens literature. Barry is a journalist and adult humorist with several bestselling off-kilter books to his credit, while Pearson made his mark as a master of mystery. They joined forces in 2004 to write Peter and the Starcatchers, based on the Peter Pan character. Today theyll read from and sign their newest release, The Bridge to Never Land, about a pair of kids who set off on an adventure to find the origins of Peter Pan, with a menacing shapeshifter hot on their trail. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., 2011