St. Pete Beach Library and Tombolo Books present Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy (Gone Too Long) discussing and signing her new thriller. Free. 6 p.m. Monday. St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave, St. Pete Beach. Advance book orders: (727) 755-9456.
Applications are available for authors, vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg; tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading/. Events are free unless otherwise noted. To place an item in Book Talk, send author’s name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost (if any) and a contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org (with “Book Talk” in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.