We define Florida authors as those who have written books or stories with a Florida setting.
They may or may not have lived in the state, but have painted word pictures of the state that stand the test of time.
Florida can even claim Ernest Hemingway as one of its authors because he wrote one book - "To Have and Have Not" - with a Key West setting.
Some authors who have lived in Florida are not included. For example, Jack Kerouac lived and worked in St. Petersburg and Orlando, but none of his work was about Florida.
Sidney Lanier, on the other hand, didn't live in Florida but wrote one of the earliest and most compelling Florida travelogues.
No list could possibly be complete. There are just too many Florida writers to include them all.
So we will start with just a few that we know something about.
ARTICLES ABOUT FLORIDA AND SOME BOOKS
Due to time constraints, we are unable to include every deserving author on this web page.
So here's an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself and your work.
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E Lynne Wright
A native Pennsylvanian who loved books even before she learned to read, Lynne began turning out stories almost as soon as she learned to write. As a …
J. P. White
J. P. White was born in Ohio but spent much of his younger life in Florida. He is a Florida author who has published several volumes of poetry and one …