Author’s farmhouse a step back in Florida time

When Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings first laid eyes on a wild, sandy scrap of land in North Florida in 1928, she was 31, married and a struggling writer. The remote Florida backwoods — where cattle roamed, where barefoot children played among the orange groves and where bandits fired up their stills by the light of the… … Read More


‘The Gulf’ author to attend Destin booksigning

The Destin History and Fishing Museum will host author John S. Sledge, who wrote “The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History,” from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 21 for a booksigning. The museum is at 108 Stahlman Avenue in Destin.“The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History” presents a compelling, salt-streaked narrative of the earth’s 10th largest body… … Read More