Cheryl Hollon (Etched in Tears) will appear at a launch party for the new book in her Webb's Glass Shop Mystery series at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Books at Park Place, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg.
William Valentine (Cuban Charade) will sign his new thriller at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Books at Park Place will host a Victorian Christmas Event with several bestselling authors, including Elise Kova (Rebels of Gold) and C. L. Wilson (The Sea King), as well as costumed members of the Tampabay Steampunk Society, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the store, 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg.
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