Candice Shy Hooper (Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse) will discuss and sign her book of history at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bookstore1, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Laura Coffey (My Old Dog: Rescued Pets With Remarkable Second Acts) will discuss and sign her nonfiction book at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Rescue group volunteers will bring adoptable dogs.
Friends of the Mirror Lake Library present Amy Krout-Horn (Dancing in Concrete Moccasins) and Gabriel Horn (Motherless) discussing and signing their books at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the library, 280 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg.
Florida poet laureate Peter Meinke will discuss and sign his new short story collection, The Expert Witness, at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Bookstore1.
An Author Day benefitting the Friends of the Library Tampa/Hillsborough County presents Vincent J. Sachar (Nowhere on Earth), Barbara Collins (Water Baby Goes Kayaking and More), Will Michaels (Hidden History of St. Petersburg) and Natalia Levey (Cravings Boss) signing their books at noon Nov. 19 at Barnes & Noble Tampa, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway.
The Friends of the Main Library St. Petersburg book fair features four authors discussing and signing their work Saturday at the library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
• 1 p.m. Anda Peterson (Walks With Yogi)
• 1:45 p.m. Michael Ciafone (Silent Cries)
• 2:30 p.m. Patti Wilson Byars (Separate Fountains)
• 3:15 p.m. Ruth Whitney (The Heart of Jesus' Teaching)
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