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Author Tim Dorsey speaks at Library Foundation luncheon

When distinguished former Congressman Dan Miller asks the guest speaker to name his favorite form of murder, you know it’s not the typical Library Foundation Author Luncheon.

But guests at last Tuesday’s annual event already knew they were in for something different because novelist Tim Dorsey was the featured speaker. After all, his main character is a benevolent serial killer named Serge Storms who only murders people who really deserve it.

If the writing gig doesn’t work out, Dorsey has a future as a stand-up comedian and kept the crowd laughing throughout his presentation.

Dorsey is known for his tropical shirts so it was a natural for the Bradenton Herald’s own Hawaiian-shirt-wearing Vin Mannix to introduce him.

And many in the crowd had gotten the dress-of-the-day memo so the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium was sprinkled with brightly flowered clothing.

The annual event, which raises money for local libraries, is a must for many local book clubs. Library Foundation president Deb Ayres filled her table with members of her own Well Read, Well Fed group. Nearby, Bright House Network’s Rose Carlson invited several of her discussion group gang, including Carol Rice, Debbie Gigliotti and Jayne Giroux.

The friends of the Rocky Bluff Library had a large contingent, including newly published author Rebbie Macintyre, Judy Kreiling, Edye McCormick and Evelyn Cohea.