Bestselling Tampa author Tim Dorsey (The Rip Tide Ultraglide) will discuss and sign his latest comic Florida novel at 6 p.m. Thursday at Book Swap of Carrollwood, 13144 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
John Miller (Citrus White Gold) will discuss how he researched and published his alternative history novel at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Room 300, Northwest Education Complex, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Register by Wednesday at conted.usf.edu/schedules.
Author and vendor applications for the 21st annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be held Oct. 26 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, are available at festivalofreading.com.
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