University of Florida professor Jack E. Davis (The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea) will discuss and sign his book at 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Artist and writer Julie Zickefoose (Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest) will discuss and sign her book at 6 p.m. March 14 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S Palm Ave., Sarasota.
Bestselling author Stephen King (End of Watch) will sign his thriller at 2 p.m. March 15 at Bookstore1Sarasota. Admission to signing line requires purchase of one copy of End of Watch from Bookstore1Sarasota; King will not sign any other books or memorabilia. Advance purchase recommended; call (941) 365-7900 or go to sarasotabooks.com.
Whiskey distiller Troy Ball (Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey) will discuss and sign her book and host a moonshine tasting at 7 p.m. March 16 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
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