Tampa author Tim Dorsey (Tiger Shrimp Tango) will discuss and sign his comic Florida crime novels at 6:30 Tuesday at Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 Central Ave., Tampa.
Mark Powell (The Sheltering) will discuss and sign his novel about soldiers and veterans, set in part in Tampa, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
St. Petersburg author Kris Radish (Gravel on the Side of the Road) will hold a book launch party for her collection of autobiographical essays at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, No. 102, St. Petersburg.
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