At this time five years ago, BP's Deepwater Horizon had been spewing uncontrollably into the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico for almost 3 months. The flow wouldn't be stopped until July 15, 2010.
Our book -- UnspOILed. Writers Speak for Florida's Coast -- had coincidentally just been published within weeks of this tragic environmental disaster. For those of you unfamiliar, here is a taste from a still-relevant anthology of beautiful and personal stories about Florida's coasts and why they are worth protecting.
At the time of the big spill, we were literally "speaking out" across the state at book release events: readings, slideshows, and signings.
Each story is headed by an "oil blot" that I created from my photographs, some included here. And for many of our presentations, I made a slideshow using quotes extracted from the book. Take a peek...