Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Mermaid Tales: Bonnie Georgiadis (Ex-Mermaid) Guest Post

Born to Be a Mermaid by Bonnie Georgiadis Inspired by mythical sirens, the beloved Ariel, and a yearning for the magical, mermaiding has become an occupation as well as a hobby. Those who have taken to the idea of becoming "real-life mermaids" are getting a lot of press. Linden Wolbert, profiled by the Daily Mail, dons … Continue reading Mermaid Tales: Bonnie Georgiadis (Ex-Mermaid) Guest Post

Congratulations to the 2012 Florida Book Awards Winners!

Every year, the Florida Book Awards honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida culture. "As The Florida Book Awards continue to grow in stature and prominence, the competition for the prizes becomes more and more intense. We are absolutely thrilled that four University Press of Florida titles have been recognized this … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2012 Florida Book Awards Winners!