Jun 12 2011 - 9:24am

l Utah author Charles Amonett discusses and signs copies of his novels "M2" (Booksurge, $14.99) and "Visible Darkness-Hidden Light" (Booksurge, $19.99), and his book of poetry "Poem In Thought" (Booksurge, $14.99), 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hastings, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.

* The American West Heritage Center welcomes international historical romance author Marcia Lynn McClure for an exclusive book signing at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Opera House at the center, 4025 S. U.S. 89-91, Wellsville. The signing is free and open to the public.

In addition to meeting the author, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, browse through the General Mercantile, and enjoy a gunfight staged by the center's gunfighter group.

* Author events this week at The King's English Bookshop include:

* Hal Malchow reads from and signs "The Sword of Darrow" (BenBella Books, $12.99) at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Malchow wrote the book with his 16-year-old son, Alex, who struggled with dyslexia but now reads at his grade level and is an honor student.

* National Public Radio personality Baxter Black -- cowboy, poet and large animal vet -- reads from and signs his latest book "Lessons from a Desperado Poet: How to Find Your Way When You Don't Have a Map, How to Win the Game When You Don't Know the Rules" (TwoDot, $22.95) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. In the book, Baxter presents 118 tips on how to carve a living out of thin air and live with yourself while you do it.

* Peter Mountford reads from his debut novel, "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism" (Mariner Books, $15.95) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

These are free events at the bookshop, 1511 E. 1500 South, Salt Lake City.

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