Noted Florida author Carl Hiaasen will lead a discussion and signing of his latest book, "Bad Monkey," on Monday, June 17.
Hiaasen, 60, was born in Plantation and now lives in Vero Beach. He's the author of novels such as "Star Island," "Skinny Dip" and "Strip Tease," later adapted as a movie. He also is a successful young-adult fiction writer, with titles such as "Flush" and the Newbery Award-winning "Hoot" to his credit.
A longtime investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, Hiaasen has also written several nonfiction books, including "Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World."
Here's what the publicity on Hiaasen's website says about "Bad Monkey":
"With 'Bad Monkey,' Carl Hiaasen is back doing what he does best: spinning a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land in Florida — now, in the Bahamas too — get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion."
Hiaasen's free Orlando appearance will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2418 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando.