Updates & News: February 2023
An excerpt from The King of Oranges, my novel in progress, appears in the February 2023 issue of The Artisan Magazine.
I'm working on a series of novels about a multi-generational St. Pete family that takes place between 1888-present. I spent spring semester 2019 on a professional leave researching St. Pete history. The map to the right is from late 1882. Notice how what is now downtown St. Petersburg had a fairly unbroken coastline, but that Coffee Pot Bayou and Booker Creek existed and had been named. My characters settle in the late 1880s in Big Bayou/Driftwood. This was Pinellas Village and people came here before founding St. Petersburg as we know it today. #stpetetrilogy