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“Mayor’s Book Talk” Welcomes Best Selling Author Tim Dorsey - Tampa Novelist Returns to Discuss His Latest Comedic Crime Caper
Tampa, FL February 26, 2010 - Mayor Pam Iorio’s guest on the March episode of “Mayor’s Book Talk” will be author and former Tampa Tribune editor/reporter, Tim Dorsey. The two will discuss Dorsey’s twelfth Florida-styled crime book, Gator A-Go-Go.

The mayor’s book discussion group, fifth grade students from Rampello Downtown Partnership School, will be talking about The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. In The Lightning Thief, mythology and modern life intersect as the son of the Greek god Poseidon travels the United States to catch the thief of Zeus’ master bolt, the original weapon of mass destruction. Students can read along by logging onto www.tampagov.net/booktalk for discussion questions and upcoming book selections.

Iorio will also talk with Carla Jimenez from Inkwood Books, a popular South Tampa bookstore, about some of today’s most engaging reading selections.

“Mayor’s Book Talk” can be viewed on City of Tampa Television (CTTV), Channel 15 on Verizon FiOS and Channel 615 on Bright House Networks. Replay times for “Mayor’s Book Talk” are Sundays at 3:30 p.m., Mondays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m.

For additional information please contact City of Tampa Television Public Relations Coordinator Mark Flynn at (813) 274-7034 or mark.flynn@tampagov.net.

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