Mary Jane Cronin (November Mourning) will sign and discuss her book about parents coping with the death of a child at 4 p.m. Friday at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast's Garden House, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.
Ronde Barber (Go Long) will sign the children's book he co-wrote with brother Tiki Barber at 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Author and tutor Eliot Schrefer will discuss his new book Hack the SAT and present a Q&A on the SAT at 2 p.m. today at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater. The event is free.
Applications are being accepted from book market vendors for the 2008 St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading, which will be Oct. 25 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. For applications, go to www.festivalofreading.com or call Marisol Quiles at (727) 892-2947.
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