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Times Festival of Reading: a look at the featured authors

The 25th annual Times Festival of Reading will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S. Free admission; books available for sale.

Here is a list of featured authors:

David Abrams, Brave Deeds

Ace Atkins, The Fallen and Little White Lies

Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow, It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories From the American Revolution to Afghanistan

Patricia Bell-Scott, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

Christian Blauvelt, Star Wars Made Easy: A Beginner's Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Mark Bowden, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Andy Boyle, Adulthood for Beginners

John Capouya, Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band

Gretchen Carlson, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back

Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Michael Connelly, The Late Show and Two Kinds of Truth

Lisa Daily, Single Minded

Jack E. Davis, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea

Tim Dorsey, Clownfish Blues

Mark Fenster, The Transparency Fix

Sarah Gerard, Sunshine State

Chris Hand, America: The Owner's Manual

William Heffernan, The Scientology Murders

Mark Helprin, Paris in the Present Tense

Jeffery Hess, Cold War Canoe Club

Nathan Hill, The Nix

Janis Ian, Society's Child: My Autobiography

Lee Irby, Unreliable

J.A. Jance, Proof of Life: A J.P. Beaumont Novel

Herb Karl, The Insurrectionist

Bob Kealing, Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Tamara Lush, Constant Cravings

William McKeen, Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles

Peter Meinke, To Start With, Feel Fortunate

Ben Montgomery, The Leper Spy

Craig Pittman, Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

Steph Post, Lightwood

Cathy Salustri, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida

Laura Lee Smith, The Ice House

Ann Kidd Taylor, The Shark Club

Lisa Unger, Red Hunter

Norman Van Aken, Florida Kitchen

Jeff VanderMeer, Borne

Doris Weatherford, They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Children's authors

Kate DiCamillo, La La La

Renee Garrison, The Anchor Clankers

Shannon Hitchcock, Ruby Lee and Me

Fred Koehler, Flashlight Night

G. Neri, Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale

Ridley Pearson, Lock & Key: The Downward Spiral

Sharon Robinson, The Hero Two Doors Down

Rob Sanders, Ruby Rose: Big Bravos

Augusta Scattergood, Making Friends With Billy Wong

Times staffers

PolitiFact panel: Amy Hollyfield, associate editor for PolitiFact; Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact staff writer; and Tom Kertscher, PolitiFact Wisconsin writer

Ernest Hooper

Daniel Ruth

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