Off course I will have copies of my previous works available at each signing. I look forward to meeting you.
Come by between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the South Gulf Cove Community Open Market, 14859 Ingraham Blvd., Port Charlotte ( beautiful Cape Haze). I will be signing all of my books.
I wish to thank Shotwell Publishing for having the commitment, foresight and bravery to publish my complete history of 135 years of phosphate mining in Florida under its new title.
Saturday September 11th Boom & Bust Book Signing at The Ice House Pub, Punta Gorda, FL
I wish to thank the owner of the Ice House Pub for his support of my book and his support fot the movement to stop the proposed new Mosaic mining in DeSoto County. The event will be there from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to People For Protecting the Peace River Org.
Erik Crown living with a rare and incurable cancer caused by environmental pollutants has finished a 96 minute documentary film which tells the truth about phosphate mining and the Mosaic Company in Florida. The film documents the crimes against humanity and our fragile environment and finally gives voice to the victims, past present and future. I will be working and traveling with Erik to speak truth to power and corruption.
Once Upon a Time on Charlotte Harbor
I write the histories of the place where I live. Writing Florida's forgotten histories allows me to live fully in this place. Everywhere around me has a different presence, since I have delved into the everything from the geologic events that created the landscape, the fauna and to the numerous people that lived in and were connected to this place over the past 13,000 years.
Charlotte Harbor is a unifying theme that connects all of my books.
When I share my histories with others, the most common response is "why haven't I heard about that before/". I know because that was my response to some incredible facts and histories that I discovered when I retired here in 2016.
I have been an interdisciplinary learner and teacher all my life. My bookshelves are filled with books on every subject and in most disciplines. As an artist and teacher by profession, I have always seen connections that most people do not recognize.. I never thought about being a writer of history. Florida, specifically "forgotten Florida" called this new chapter in my life forward. Once you make new discoveries, important ones, they must be shared. Every book proposal that I have submitted to a publisher, states upfront, that If I don't write this story and you don't publish it, it will be lost to future generations..
Since the 1920s Florida has been a winter destination. People come and go. Rootless people in places overtime actually lose their histories and stories. Similar to its beautiful natural environment, Florida's stories are also endangered. Each one of my histories, slows you down enough to
learn the stories of places and people long-gone, but now remembered. All my subjects as as relevant today as they were in the past, and some more so. I hope you enjoy them.
Now in 2020, I start yet another venture ,creating history. Sometimes, it is not just enough to reflect on and chronical the past. It is time to submit your talents and insights to the social good, thus putting into action the lessons from history.