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UPress of Florida’s “Tiger King” Sale


Fringe Florida's "Tiger King" Sale


If you can’t get enough of Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary, it’s a perfect time to read Fringe Florida.

This month my publisher, University Press of Florida, is offering a Tiger sale on my book. Get almost $10 off a hardback and $5 off a paperback. Plus, you will get free shipping!

Exotic animal owners and activist Carole Baskin (murder-for-hire target of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. Joe Exotic) are included in the book along with many other unconventional Floridians. You know, people who dress like ponies, chase UFOs, run carnival sideshows, and others who follow their passions to whatever sunny, muddy, or virtual space it leads them.

Be sure to use the sale link because it goes directly to the University Press of Florida site, not Amazon. Then use the discount code TIGER at checkout.

Also, be sure to watch my blog here, and follow the “Fringe Florida” facebook page for updates. For those interested in learning more about the disappearance of Don Lewis, Carole Baskin’s late husband, check out this investigative piece I wrote nearly 20 years ago for Tampa Bay’s alternative newspaper.




Author Lynn Waddell Launches the Fringe Flag High

The time is near for a celebration of Florida’s rich tapestry of subcultures and the book that features a slice of them. The fun begins at 6 pm Saturday at Beak’s St. Pete, a bar and restaurant eclectically decorated with Florida kitsch.

In addition to a reading by the author Lynn Waddell, there will be a few special guests from the book in attendance. Nudist/Lifestyler Angye Fox will display her Canvass Cleavage artwork, which she paints with her breasts, and will share why she creates them.

The event is hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit, a book club that preserves the city’s literary past and fosters its future. Books will be available for purchase and signing by author. Kris and Jason from Beak’s will serve tasty complimentary hor d’oeuvres and they are offering drink specials including Fringe Florida Sangria.

Start Saturday night off with a bang. The party runs from 6-8 pm. Afterwards grab dinner inside and catch the live music that begins at 8 pm.


Beak’s St. Pete

2451 Central Avenue.

Read more about it today in Creative Loafing Tampa’s write-up online.


Fringe Florida Now Available As Ebook

Kindle, Nook, and Ipad readers, Florida’s fringe has now gone digital. Kobo and Amazon are selling an ebook version of “Fringe Florida.” Hardback copies are also available online and at major and independent bookstores.

Remember, although ebooks are convenient, they can’t be signed. Come to the book release party hosted by the Keep St. Pete Lit book club on Oct. 5 at Beak’s St. Pete in downtown St. Petersburg and Inkwood Books in Tampa on Oct. 8 for a personalized signed copy and a free Fringe Florida tattoo.

Rocking Fringe Florida tat with new friend Matt at Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show in NOLA

Rocking Fringe Florida tat with new friend Matt at Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show in NOLA