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Lori Roy to debut 'Gone Too Long' in conversation with Lisa Unger at Oxford Exchange

Next week, Lori Roy, shown here at her Tierra Verde home in 2018, will debut her new novel ‘Gone Too Long’ at Tampa’s Oxford Exchange. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times (2018)]
Published Jun. 19

By Colette Bancroft

Times Book Editor

The University of Tampa Low-Residency MFA program concludes its Lectores series with a reading and signing by fiction writer Jason Ockert (Wasp Box) and poet Jerrod Schwarz (The Crop). Free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Vaughn Center, ninth floor, UT campus, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. ut.edu/mfacw/lectores/.

Two-time Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy (Gone Too Long) will launch her new novel with a conversation with bestselling author Lisa Unger (Under My Skin), followed by a book signing. Tickets $5, applicable to book purchase. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-0222. oxfordexchange.com.

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