Former Major League Baseball pitcher and Tampa native Dwight Gooden (Doc: A Memoir) will sign his book at 2 p.m. today at Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Edgar winner Lori Roy (Until She Comes Home) will discuss and sign her thriller at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa; and at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.
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 online at festivalofreading.com.
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