Tombolo Books hosts a book launch for St. Petersburg author Cheryl Hollon, who will greet fans and sign her new book, “Death a Sketch,” at 6 p.m. July 26 at the bookstore, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free.
Bestselling author Katherine Center will discuss and sign her new novel, “The Bodyguard,” at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Tickets $5 for admission or $30.09 for admission and a copy of the book at oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.
Book Talk is a listing of in-person author appearances in the Tampa Bay area in the coming week. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Book Talk” in the subject line. Deadline is 14 days before publication.