David Cleveland (Love's Attraction) will sign his romantic thriller at 2 p.m. today at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Bestselling author Ann Hood (The Obituary Writer) will discuss and sign her novel at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bookstore1Sarasota.
Dave Easby (They Tore Down the Russell Hotel: A Story of Change in Small Town Mexico) will discuss his memoir at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.
Daniel Goleman (Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence) will discuss and sign his book at the fourth annual Frameworks luncheon at noon Thursday at A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. Tickets $50; call (813) 514-9555, ext. 103.
The Keystone Civic Association presents Nancy Cavanaugh (This Journal Belongs to Ratchet) discussing her book, winner of the Florida Book Awards gold medal for children's literature, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa.
The Writers in the Preserve series presents a poetry night hike with poets Gianmarc Manzione, Gloria Muñoz and Brian Duncan at 7 p.m. Friday at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg.
Author and vendor applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will take place Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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