Jon D'Amore (The Boss Always Sits in the Back) will discuss and sign his novel based on his experiences with organized crime in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Author and vendor applications for the 21st annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be held Oct. 26 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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