Jane Plitt (Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream; Martha's Magical Hair) will discuss and sign her adult and children's books at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Women's Resource Center, 1926 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
East Lake Community Library's Author Showcase presents Florida author Tom Corcoran (Crime Almost Pays) discussing and signing his novel at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
Tampa Bay Times staff writer Ben Montgomery (The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II) will discuss and sign his nonfiction book at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave.
Kathleen Grissom (Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House) will discuss and sign her bestselling novel at 11 a.m. May 18 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S Palm Ave., Sarasota.
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