Local author Diane Sawyer (The Tell-Tale Treasure) will discuss and sign her mystery novel at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at North Community Library, 861 70th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
Bestselling author Michael Connelly (The Wrong Side of Goodbye) will sign his new Harry Bosch novel at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Barnes & Noble Tampa, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway. For admission to the signing line, a receipt for purchase of the novel from Barnes & Noble is required.
Historians Will Michaels (Hidden History of St. Petersburg) and Deborah Fretham (Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County) will discuss and sign their books from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg.
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