Arlington writer Sandra Brown, who’s one of the best-known romantic suspense writers, will be reading from her latest, “Friction,” at BookPeople on Thursday. Brown has had 67 New York Times best-sellers, with more than 80 million copies of her books in print. “Friction” focuses on Crawford Hunt, a Texas ranger who wants his daughter back after losing custody.

Wristbands are required to join the BookPeople signing line.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,