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Dorsey Event a “Blast”

Tim Dorsey, New York Times bestselling author of 19 Serge Storms novels, delighted a crowd of fans Sunday at Destinations Booksellers.

Dorsey at Destinations

Fans bunched together in front of the Taco Steve sign so Dorsey could have a memento of the occasion.

As is Tim’s norm, he corralled the fans together for a group picture (seen above) to add to his collection and to share on social media.

Moments before, the author was surprised to meet local broadcasting legend Barry Bernson, who disclosed that he had just finished recording four of Tim’s novels for the American Recording House for the Blind. The meeting of the two drew sustained applause.

A few fans were able to walk away with some of the ancillary signed merchandise Tim brings along on his tours, including ball caps and hip flasks branded with “Sergiana.”

This is the third time in 9 years that Dorsey has visited New Albany, Indiana and the long wait between visits proved to be worth it. In the relaxed setting of Taco Steve‘s dining room inside the bookstore, Tim regaled his readers with tales from the road. And he related the real-life story that inspired the story of a “bad guy” in his latest novel, Coconut Cowboy.

Louisvillian Mark Minteer made sure to strike a pose with the author at Sunday's event.

Louisvillian Mark Minteer made sure to strike a pose with the author at Sunday’s event.

He also revealed the news that a TV series is ready to go based on the original Florida Roadkill novel featuring Serge A. Storms, the eccentric avenger/spree-killer around whom all of Dorsey’s novels revolve.

Taco Steve, the exciting new restaurant inside Destinations Booksellers, co-sponsored the visit and offered up a specially themed taco while the store offered “Coconut Cowboy” mocktails for the thirsty group.

The event also marked our first collaboration with Arts Along the Ohio Charities, Inc., a new non-profit dedicated to promoting the arts, including the written word, in our region.

We still have signed stock autographed by Dorsey. Call the store to reserve your copy of Coconut Cowboy or any of Tim’s previous 19 novels.

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