[September 29, 2013 ~ St. Petersburg, Fla.] On Saturday, October 12, 2013, author Tim Dorsey will talk about the behind-the scenes action in writing his latest novel, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, the 16th book set in Florida and featuring his colorful and manic hero Serge A. Storms.
The public is invited to this free Friends of the St. Petersburg Library program at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, beginning at 2 p.m. on October 12. An audience question and answer session will follow Dorsey’s presentation. He will also have books to sell and sign during the light refreshment period. Ample parking is available on both sides of the Library.
Born in Indiana, Dorsey has been in Florida since he was one year old. He has lived and worked in Alabama and Florida, including 12 years as a reporter for the Tampa Tribune. His novels, often compared to the style of Florida authors Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry, are regularly on the New York Times Bestseller List. Dorsey has his own website: http://timdorsey.com/home.html
Friends of the St. Petersburg Library was founded over 50 years ago. Its purpose as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit has been and continues to be funding Main Library programs, such as the children’s summer reading projects and free public programs featuring topics, authors, and musical performances for people of all ages. Each year the Friends provide resources for equipment and furnishings that update the Library so that patrons’ needs can be met comfortably and completely.
Annual dues help pay for all of the Friends’ activities and purchases on behalf of the Library. Individual memberships are $15 per year and family memberships are $25. To obtain a membership application, go to http://www.splibraries.org/FOL_Main.htm All memberships include a Friends newsletter and notice of public programs throughout the year, all of which, with the exception of one annual fundraiser, are presented free of charge.