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

A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Written by Daniel L. Schafer, author of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, Revised and Expanded Edition   In 1806, at the public market in Rufisque, a coastal fishing village in Senegal, West Africa, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anta Madjiguène Ndiaye was sold as a slave to merchants from nearby Gorée … Continue reading A Lost Princess Remembered in Senegal

Now in Paper: The History of Florida

Praise for the previous edition: “A major new history.”—Miami Herald  “A jewel.”—Tallahassee Democrat “The standard reference.”—Orlando Sentinel   “Florida is as much a state of mind as it is a slice of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. … Florida could become a place of civic texture if we understand its … Continue reading Now in Paper: The History of Florida

Florida Native Plant Society 2018

Last weekend, we traveled to Miami for the annual Florida Native Plant Society conference. We brought some of our new and best selling gardening and nature books with us, and we had a great time meeting everyone who visited us at our tables. Here are some of the books we brought to the conference: A … Continue reading Florida Native Plant Society 2018

In Season

“In Season invites readers to experience magic in unexpected places. These essays are heartfelt and heartbreaking, incisive and celebratory and funny. They capture the wild and rollicking heart of a state that’s changing faster than any other.”—Ana Maria Spagna, author of Reclaimers “Smart, provocative, vivid, and lively, these essays suggest that ‘sense of place’ is crucial context … Continue reading In Season