Tampa Bay Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans (Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation) will discuss and sign his new book at 6 p.m. today at the Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg; at 6 p.m. Monday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa; and at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Selby Auditorium, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Historian Jeff LaHurd (The Rise of Sarasota: Ken Thompson and the Rebirth of Paradise) will discuss and sign his book at 5 p.m. Monday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Tampa Preparatory School and Inkwood Books present Jay Asher (The Future of Us) discussing and signing his new YA novel at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Commons, 727 W Cass St., Tampa.
Henry Duggan (Silver's Odyssey) will discuss and sign his historical novel set in Florida at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
Safety Harbor Public Library presents Dixon Hearne (When Christmas Was Real: Stories, Memoirs, and Poetry) discussing and signing his book at 2 p.m. Thursday at 101 Second St.
The Greater Clearwater Community Woman's Club's 20th annual Evening With the Author will feature Times environmental writer Craig Pittman (The Scent of Scandal) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Tickets cost $25 (includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert and wine); for reservations, call (727) 781-6761.