These stories will inspire, educate, and provide jaw-dropping amazement at Florida’s incredible history:
- Al Capone’s contentious time in Miami,
A 135-year-old state mental institution steeped in dark secrets,
- A WWII top-secret military base tasked with the installation, maintenance, and operation of America’s most important war-worthy device,
The real story about Florida’s involvement in bringing illegal booze into the country during the Prohibition era, Unsolved murders, Mysterious ancient artifacts, and more.
I love Florida history and am committed to finding buried, forgotten, or unusual stories and bringing them to my readers in a compelling manner.
As an author, I have written five historic nonfiction books, each about a fascinating aspect of Florida history. And, my fiction books and current projects each have Florida history as either their main theme, or they are set in Florida.
As a journalist, I’ve covered important people, events, and organizations in South Florida. I’ve interviewed Olympic champions, world-renowned men-of-the-cloth, Carnegie Hall performers, high-powered developers, politicians, and TV personalities. I’ve covered Mickey Mantle memorabilia, World World II exhibits, historic walking tours, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs. I am even a ghostwriter.
For four years, I was a special correspondent for the Sun Sentinel newspaper in South Florida where hundreds of my articles appeared in the Community News section. As a freelance journalist, dozens of my articles appeared in Boca Raton, Gold Coast, Boca Life, Delray Beach, Palm Beacher, and Carolina Bride magazines.
As a speaker, I have shared my stories with audiences at numerous educational institutions, social and philanthropic organizations, and historical societies throughout Florida. I enjoy speaking about Florida’s rich history, and never miss an opportunity to talk with students about writing, and the excitement of discovering a good story.
I have also been a guest on NPR (National Public Radio and TV) many times, and a guest lecturer with the Life Long Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
2012 Emmy Nominated Documentary!
Because of my book Run the Rum In, I had the privilege of participating in two documentaries depicting South Florida during the Prohibition era. I was associate producer and on-camera speaker in WLRN’s documentary “Prohibition and the South Florida Connection” that premiered November 2011 and is still running on PBS channels. In 2012 it was nominated for a Suncoast Emmy Award. I also participated in a series entitled “Gangsters” for the National Geographic Channel.
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