Linda Petrat (A Great Big Adventure on a Good Little Boat) will discuss and sign her memoir at 7 p.m. Wednesday (July 9) at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.
Ray Weaver (Final Justice) will discuss his novel and the art of writing at 11 a.m. Thursday (July 10) at Stratford Court, 48 Katherine Blvd., Palm Harbor.
Lorin Oberweger and Veronica Rossi (Boomerang) will sign their romance novel at 4 p.m. Saturday (July 12) at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Author and vendor applications for the 2014 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
To place an item in Book Talk, send author's name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost (if any) and a contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org (with "Book Talk" in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.