David P. Morrow (Fat Into the Fire), 1 p.m. today, Borders, 6901 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
Lisa Lutz (The Spellman Files), 2 p.m. today, Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Ann O'Farrell (Norah's Children), 4 p.m. Monday, Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St.
Tim McCarver (Diamond Gems), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Books-a-Million, 4225 14th St. W, Bradenton; 6 p.m. Thursday, Books-a-Million, 6591 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Lynne Elderidge (Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time), 7 p.m. Monday, Sarasota News and Books, 1341 Main St.
Randy Wayne White (Black Widow), 2 p.m. Thursday, Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; 7 p.m. Thursday, Tampa Tribune Auditorium, 202 S Parker St., Tampa.
Linda Nieves-Powell (Free Style), 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble South Tampa, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway.
Dave Scheiber (Covert), 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnes and Noble, 2501 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg.
Mary Dresser (Twilight of Grandeur) speaks on "The Real King Arthur'' at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at East Lake Community Library's free Author's Showcase. Call (727) 773-2665.
The University of South Florida presents the free Science Fiction Symposium IV at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Featured author is Brian Aldiss (Harm and Non-Stop); panel includes Richard Mathews, Brian Space, John Clute and Harry Harrison, and moderator Rick Wilber. Call (813) 974-3657 or go to www.cas.usf.edu/humanities
Eva Etzioni-Halevy (The Garden of Ruth) is the guest speaker at the Hadassah Book Discussion Group's free "Bagels and Books'' at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Congregation B'nai Israel, 300 58th St. N., St. Petersburg. For reservations, call (727) 392-2657 or e-mail email@example.com.
Gari Carter will speak about her book Troubled State: The Civil War Journals of Franklin Archibald Dick at a luncheon presented by Brandeis University National Woman's Committee at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Dunedin Country Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. Tickets are $27. Call (727) 560-3865.
Wordsmitten Media presents its next workshop series with authors Bob Tarte (Enslaved by Ducks) and Connie May Fowler (Before Women Had Wings) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Reeves Theater, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Registration is $165; www.wordsmitten.com.
Elise Leonard (Monkey Business and Killer Lunch Lady) and Christine Tortorella (Hey, Coach) will be at "Bunny Tales" at 10 a.m. Saturday at Great Explorations: The Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 821-8992.