JoAnn Morgan, NASA Senior Executive

Excerpt from Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State, by Art Levy. JOANN MORGAN NASA aerospace engineer, first woman to serve as a senior executive at Kennedy Space Center, interviewed in May 2018, when she was seventy-seven, New Smyrna Beach. My favorite birthday present as a child was a chemistry set. What … Continue reading JoAnn Morgan, NASA Senior Executive

Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith

Written by Art Levy, author of Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State   Sitting one-on-one across a table from someone, asking questions, listening to the answers, asking more questions, that’s my journalistic comfort zone. My University Press of Florida book—Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other … Continue reading Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith

Florida History Books for the Holidays

Struggling to find a gift for everyone on your shopping list? Check out these Florida history books for all of the history enthusiasts in your life! Use code XM18 for discount prices plus $1 per book shipping. Orders over $50 receive a free UPF tote bag while supplies last. Sale ends December 17, 2018. Drawn to the … Continue reading Florida History Books for the Holidays

St. Augustine’s Ghosts

From doomed pirates to mischievous soldiers to spectral nuns, St. Augustine's Ghosts: The History behind the Hauntings features famous spirits from St. Augustine’s legendary paranormal past. Set in the city’s iconic cemeteries, courtyards, and houses, these stories recount the most mysterious encounters and sightings that have been passed down for generations among residents of St. … Continue reading St. Augustine’s Ghosts

Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Read on for an excerpt from Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles. As a longtime diver and underwater photographer, Wes Skiles saw the impacts of pollution and resource exploitation on Florida’s springs firsthand. He went head to head with scientists and government officials who dismissed his observations of water movement through the … Continue reading Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Organic Food and Farming Summit 2018

Last weekend, we attended the second annual Organic Food and Farming Summit hosted by Florida Organic Growers in Gainesville, Florida. It was great to meet with local farmers and display a collection of our books on gardening, cooking, and foodways in Florida. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit us at our table!    … Continue reading Organic Food and Farming Summit 2018