Alejandra Brady will discuss her new book, “I Just Can’t Make This Sh!t Up: Overcoming Fear and Accepting My Spiritual Gifts,” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Tickets $5 at oxfordexchange.com/pages/calendar.
Tombolo Books hosts a launch party for St. Petersburg author Tara Lush’s latest mystery-romance, “Live and Let Grind.” Lush will be in conversation with Craig Pittman (”The State You’re In”) at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the bookstore, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free; RSVP at tombolobooks.com/events.
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