Elaine Carole (Stolen Innocence) will discuss her memoir about child abuse at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of the Authors Showcase at East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Scott Deitche (Balls: The Life of Eddie Trascher, Gentleman Gangster) will talk about and sign his book of crime history at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
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