Ian Vasquez (In the Heat), 1 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble Brandon, 122 Brandon Town Center.
Alexandra Everist (A Katrina Moment), 2 p.m. Monday, Royal Palms, 300 Lake Ave., Largo.
Mary Anna Evans (Findings), 7 p.m. Thursday, Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
The Saturday release of Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final novel in Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight saga about hot teen vampires and werewolves in love, is the biggest publishing event since the last Harry Potter book. Many bay area bookstores will hold release parties Friday night, so Meyer's legions of fans can get their copies at the stroke of midnight. All local Barnes & Noble stores will have release parties beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. Local Borders and Waldenbooks locations start their parties at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Little Bookworms, 8111 Lakewood Main St., Bradenton, will hold a Vampire Ball at 10 p.m. Friday; for ticket information, go to www.littlebookworms.net.
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