Please join us at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art for the book release event for Ride South Until Sawgrass by James Chapin, a novel set during Florida's tumultuous "frontier" period. James Chapin is a writer from Ormond Beach, Florida. His work has been published in Slate, Image Journal, and the Tampa Bay Times. He lives with his wife in Athens, Georgia, where he is a candidate for a Master of Science in forestry at the University of Georgia.
About Ride South Until Sawgrass:
From the moment Nat Quinto and his wife Lucy set foot in the Florida Territory, they can't seem to steer clear of Jake Primrose, a rancher whose schemes to increase his already plentiful wealth ensnare everyone around him. Between Primrose's greed and the brutal conflicts brewing in the Territory surrounding them, will the Quinto family be able to stay true to themselves?
In four tales, the paths of the Primrose and Quinto families cross, separate, and inevitably intertwine in this virtuosic debut set during the tumultuous years of the Florida Territory's Second Seminole War and early statehood.
The book can be purchased in advance https://lanternfishpress.com/shop/ride-south-until-the-sawgrass or at the event during the author meet and greet and book signing. Attendees can expect a special book reading by the author followed by a walk and talk through the galleries of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art to reference artwork and artists featured in the book. Concessions and cash bar open for purchase.
Admission: This event is free to attend. Space is limited and advanced RSVP is required. Please call the Museum at 386-255-0285 by November 24th to reserve your space.