Author Amelia Gray will be at BookPeople to talk about her fourth book, "Gutshot," a collection of short stories.

The compelling fables, which are set in magical, yet familiar, worlds, unravel into potent, eerie and humorous stories that include a wide range of eclectic characters, who, in their own hair-raising way, are dealing with tragedy, anxiety, abuse, loneliness and the painful truth.

Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com