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Lori Roy will talk about her first book, sign her latest at Tarpon Springs Community Center

Lori Roy is set to discuss her first book “Bent Road” and sign her latest, “Gone Too Long,” at Tarpon Springs Community Center on Saturday. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times (2018)]
Published Aug. 7

Bestselling Tampa author Tim Dorsey will discuss his novel Clownfish Blues, in which Floridian Serge A. Storms confronts an underworld operation attempting to rig the state lottery. Free. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave., Tampa. (813) 273-3652. hcplc.evanced.info.

Author Edie Darling (The Time Is Now; Awaken Your Dormant Gifts) will sign her new book. Free. Noon Saturday. Barnes and Noble, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (727) 422-1628.

Two-time Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy will discuss her first book, Bent Road, and sign her latest book, Gone Too Long. Free. 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. (727) 937-2974.

Applications are available for authors, vendors and volunteers for the 27th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, which will be Nov. 9 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading/.

Events are free unless otherwise noted. To place an item in Book Talk, send author's name, book title, appearance time, date, venue name and address, admission cost (if any) and a contact phone number to cbancroft@tampabay.com (with "Book Talk" in subject line) or Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Deadline is 14 days before publication.

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