Tampa author Tim Dorsey (The Riptide Ultra-Glide) will sign his new Serge Storms novel at noon today at Book Bank USA, 13002 Seminole Blvd., No. 8 (Piccadilly Square), Largo, and at 2 p.m. at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater.
Mary Jane Clark (Footprints in the Sand) will discuss and sign her mystery novel set in Sarasota at 2 p.m. today at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa, and at 2 p.m. Monday at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
Tampa author Enid Shomer (The Twelve Rooms of the Nile) will discuss and sign her historical novel at 2 p.m. today at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
Tampa Bay Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans (Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation) will appear at a book signing, followed by a Florida Studio Theatre performance of Best of Enemies and a discussion of the play by Deggans and Judge Charles Williams; the event, a benefit for Legal Aid of Manasota, is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gompertz Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota. Tickets $45, $65; legalaidofmanasota.org/. Deggans will also appear in conversation with Carol Mickett as part of "Our Town: Conversations with St. Pete Mythmakers" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Salvador Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Place, St. Petersburg.
Steven Fernand (Appalachian Carnival) will sign his novel at 6 p.m. Friday at Small Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport.
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