On August 2nd, at 12:01 a.m., is the release of the best-seller Breaking Dawn. Because Breaking Dawn has a chess queen and a chess pawn on its cover, my local Barnes and Noble is having a chess event Friday night leading up to the release. From 10-10:30 p.m.

I will play chess and sign my books Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators and Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving. Then, from 10:30-11:30 p.m., members of the Denton Chess Club play against all challengers. At 11:30 p.m., everyone gets in line to buy Breaking Dawn.