SCF Venice to Host Florida Author Tim Dorsey

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 31, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host best-selling author Tim Dorsey at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. The event in Building 800, Selby Room, is free and open to the public.

Dorsey, a former Tampa Tribune reporter, has written 20 humorous crime novels, all set in Florida. They include “Florida Roadkill,” “The Stingray Shuffle” and “Hurricane Punch.” He will discuss his latest work, “Clownfish Blues,” published in January, and sign copies of his books. Fans are welcome to bring copies of Dorsey’s books to be signed.

In “Clownfish Blues,” Dorsey’s resident anti-hero Serge Storms and his buddy Coleman travel the state shooting an homage to the classic 1960s television show “Route 66.”  Along the way they wreak havoc, encounter a host of miscreants and dispense social commentary.

Dorsey received a bronze medal for popular fiction in the 2009 Florida Book Awards for “Nuclear Jellyfish” and the 2016 John D. MacDonald Award for Excellence in Florida Fiction. His appearance is sponsored by the Language & Literature Department at SCF Venice. For more information, contact Marie Hendry at 941-408-1517 or

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