Stephen A. North (The Drifter) will discuss and sign his new science fiction thriller at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Translator Michelle Hartman (Beirut Noir) will sign a new collection of stories set in the city in Lebanon at 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Local author Brenda Spalding (Honey Tree Farm) will discuss and sign her novel at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Local author Ray Weaver (Three Great Men) will discuss and sign his book at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater.
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