11 am, Oct. 15. Book sale room opens, with lunch served at noon. Five authors will speak about their fiction or nonfiction works. Journalist Alan Fisk arranges and hosts bi-annual event presented by Metro Detroit Book & Author Society. At Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia. $40. RSVP starts at midnight Sept. 4: bookandauthor.info or 9 am on same date, 586-685-5750, ext. 102.