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Terri Vazquez (Come Out and Play!), 11 a.m. today, Circle Books, 478 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

Michael Darling (Hoplite Renegades), 1 p.m. today, Circle Books, Sarasota.

Jeff Yeager (The Ultimate Cheapskate's Roadmap to True Riches), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

Dann Wallis (Burnin' Daylight), 7 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N.

Barbara Sorey (Florida Girl: Short Stories of Family, Community and History: 1804-1969), 1 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble Clearwater.

James O. Born (Burn Zone), 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.


Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson (Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House) speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sun Dome Corral at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets are free for USF students; $3 for faculty, staff and alumni; $8 for the public. For information, go to

Susan Cerulean (Tracking Desire: A Journey after Swallow-tailed Kites), director of the Red Hills Writers Project, hosts a workshop, "Writing in Place," from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way, St. Petersburg. Cost is $20. To register, contact Thomas Hallock at Cerulean will also lead a workshop, "Assembling a Community of Writers,'' at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davis 130, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

A Main Event With Gaetan Brulotte (The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature), presented by the University of South Florida's Humanities Institute, is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grace Allen Room, USF Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Burton Hersh (Bobby and J. Edgar) speaks at the February meeting of the Florida Writers Association at 6 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N.

John Jakes (The Gods of Newport)is one of more than a dozen authors scheduled for "Books with Bites: An Evening by the Bay," presented by Friends of the Mote Library from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Keating Marine Education Center, 1599 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (941) 388-4441, ext. 333.

To place an item in Book Talk, send author's name and book title, appearance time and date, and venue name and address to or mail to Piper Castillo, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. The deadline is 14 days before publication.