You won't have to walk the plank when author, diver and maritime historian Dave Horner visits Barnes & Noble to sign his latest book, Shipwreck. Horner, author of The Treasure Galleons and The Blockade Runners, will be at the store at 7 tonight at 2501 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. Shipwreck is a non-fiction account of a real-life adventure on the high seas, including a portrait of the riches that drove men across uncharted oceans to a new world. Call (727) 384-5200.
THINGS TO VIEW . . .
+ The Wednesday Woman writes a novel about a self-destructive affair, then unwittingly lives out the same unhappy story on CBS tonight. The new made-for-TV suspense movie is based on a true story and stars Meredith Baxter, John Heard and Peter Coyote. 9 p.m.
+ Experience life in the world's largest desert tonight on the two-hour special Sahara on WEDU. The first hour, "The Dance of the Jinni," pictures sun and sand, extreme heat and windstorms. "Sahara: The Nectar of Life" reveals the wet, cold side of the desert. 9 p.m.
_ Compiled by Times staff writer Kathleen Lang. She can be reached at langsptimes.com. For a complete roundup of activities around the Tampa Bay area, log on to the Web at http: //www.tampabay.com.