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NIGHT LETTER – A Conversation with Sterling Watson

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Tombolo Books is kicking off our 2023 event lineup in an exciting way! We are thrilled to welcome back local author and friend of the bookstore Sterling Watson for his latest heart-pounding mystery, Night Letter!

The event will take place at Coastal Creative located right across the street from the bookstore at 2201 1st Ave South. Watson will be in conversation with Tampa Bay Times Book Editor, Colette Bancroft!

In Night Letter, Watson delivers a taut thriller set in Florida’s desolate panhandle that is part coming-of-age story and all hard-boiled noir!

To attend:

Option 1: Pre-order Night Letter ($28.95 + tax) (Book plus 1 ticket)

Option 2: The Bundle Option ($36 + tax) (Book plus 2 tickets)

The first 30 people to pre-order a copy of Night Letter will receive a
$10 gift card to Tombolo Books!

Sterling Watson is the author of nine novels, including Deadly Sweet, Sweet Dream Baby, Fighting in the Shade, Suitcase City, and The Committee. Watson’s short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, the Georgia Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review. He was director of the creative writing program at Eckerd College for twenty years and now teaches at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts. Of his sixth novel, Suitcase City, Tom Franklin said, “If this taut literary crime novel doesn’t center Sterling Watson on the map, we should change maps.” Watson lives in Gulfport, Florida.

Colette Bancroft has been the book editor at the Tampa Bay Times since 2007. In addition to writing reviews and interviewing authors, she directs the annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. She served two terms on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. Bancroft earned degrees in English from the University of South Florida and the University of Florida, and she wishes she had finished her dissertation on the novels of Raymond Chandler.



January 10
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please see link for tickets
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Coastal Creative
2201 1st Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
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