Author Tim Dorsey to speak at New Smyrna Beach Regional Library

Headline Surfer video / Book author Tim Dorsey's new book, “Naked Came the Florida Man,” is featured.

By SERA KING / Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- New York Times best-selling author Tim Dorsey will discuss his new novel, “Naked Came the Florida Man,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

“Naked Came the Florida Man” is Dorsey’s latest installment of his darkly humorous Serge Storms crime series. The new book is set for release on Jan. 7. 

"A former newspaper reporter and editor in Alabama and Florida, Dorsey has published 21 humorous crime novels about the vigilante anti-hero storms and his stoner friend, Coleman," Volusia County spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer in passing along his upcoming NSB library preserntation. "In his books, Dorsey takes particular delight in poking fun at the Florida lifestyle.

"A former newspaper reporter and editor in Alabama and Florida, Dorsey, shown above, has published 21 humorous crime novels about the vigilante anti-hero storms and his stoner friend, Coleman," Volusia County spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer in passing along his upcoming NSB library preserntation. "In his books, Dorsey takes particular delight in poking fun at the Florida lifestyle.

Books will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow Dorsey's talk.

Dorsey has been a Floridian since the age of 1 and vows to never leave

Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of 1, and grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach. He graduated from Auburn University in 1983. While at Auburn, he was editor of the student newspaper, The Plainsman. 

From 1983 to 1987, Dorsey was a police & courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 as a general assignment reporter. He also worked as a political reporter in the Tribune’s Tallahassee bureau and as a copy desk editor. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Tribune’s night metro editor. Dorsey left the newspaperpaer in August 1999 to write full time. 

Dorsey has since published 23 novels in several languages: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, Atomic Lobster, Nuclear Jellyfish, Gator A-Go-Go, Electric Barracuda, When Elves Attack, Pineapple Grenade, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, Tiger Shrimp Tango, Shark Skin Suite, Coconut Cowboy, Clownfish Bluea, The Pope of Palm Beach, No Sunscreen for the Dead and Naked Came the Florida Man.

He lives in Florida and pledges to never leave.

Registration to attend Dorsey's presentation at the NSB library isn’t required. For more information, please call 386-424-2910, option 4.

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Sera King is multimedia editor for Headline Surfer®, accessed via HeadlineSurfer.com. She graduated magna cum laude from Ana G. Mendez University System of Puerto Rico (Orlando campus) with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a major in computer information systems. She has previously worked in office/bookkeeping and merchandising. She lives in Sanford with her husband, Henry Frederick, publisher of the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet serving greater Daytona Beach-Orlando since 2008.