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New York Times Best-Selling Authors' Books Tours Stop Here

Tim Dorsey at Beaches Branch Library; Kristina McMorris at Pablo Creek Regional Library

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2018 – September is a literary aficionado’s dream with not one, but two popular authors visiting Jacksonville public libraries to discuss their latest novels, answer questions, and sign books for fans. Mark your calendars now to see Tim Dorsey and Kristina McMorris, each representing genres as different as wacky crime fiction to novels based on historical accounts. Books will be available for purchase from the BookMark. Author talks are free and open to the public.

Tim Dorsey, Author of The Pope of Palm Beach

WHEN:    Wednesday, Sept. 12

                 7 p.m.                           

WHERE:  Beaches Branch Library, Community Room

               600 3rd St. – 32202

Tim Dorsey has written more than 20 novels and will discuss his latest, The Pope of Palm Beach, at the library’s Flamingo Book Club meeting, where new members are always welcome. Dorsey left a newspaper career as the night metro editor of The Tampa Tribune in 1999 to pursue writing novels, and has gained overwhelming success for his books that combine crime and humor, are set in Florida, and feature the zany Serge A. Storms as the main fictional character. Dorsey lives with his wife and two daughters in Tampa.

Kristina McMorris, Author of Sold on a Monday

WHEN:    Thursday, Sept. 20

                 7 p.m.                   

WHERE:  Pablo Creek Regional Library

                 13295 Beach Blvd. – 32246

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her novels have garnered more than 20 national literary awards and include Letters from Home, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep and The Edge of Lost, in addition to novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Sold on a Monday was inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers throughout the country. McMorris lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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