Circle the date! Author Martha Fitzgerald’s first official book signing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012, at her hometown Barnes & Noble, 6646 Youree Drive in Shreveport, Louisiana. “We plan to make this a ‘book fair,’ with a percentage of the sales set aside for LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport,” says Fitzgerald, formerly a columnist and associate editorial page editor of the Shreveport Times.

The Courtship of Two Doctors, a medical biography drawn from her parents’ 1937-1939 correspondence, will be published August 15.