Signed, first edition, hardcover books for the prudent collector
New in 2014 - ALLIGATORS IN B-FLAT
"What is raw, alive, and essential about Florida is becoming more difficult to find, true; but it's still possible to encounter it, to experience it, and a good place to start is any story or book by Jeff Klinkenberg. . . . Jeff loves Florida. It shows."
--Randy Wayne White
"If Jeff Klinkenberg isn't careful, he might give journalism a good name. He has a rare eye for marvelous detail, and an affectionate ear for those small, wise, bittersweet voices that tell the true story of Florida." -
Jeff Klinkenberg signing his SEASONS OF REAL FLORIDA in May 2004 at Haslam's Books in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jeff Klinkenberg's distinctive signature on our copy of REAL FLORIDA.
The Jeff Klinkenberg Bibliography
SEASONS OF REAL FLORIDA - 2005 - University Press of Florida
DISPATCHES FROM THE LAND OF FLOWERS - 1996 - Down Home Press
REAL FLORIDA - 1993 - Down Home Press.
A portion of the illustration by Scott Hiestand on the cover of BLIND DOG IN A SMOKEHOUSE, Copyright 1983.
BLIND DOG IN A SMOKEHOUSE - 1983 - Times Publishing Company -
57 stories collected from among 650 Jeff Klinkenberg columns written between March 1977 and September 1983.
Pilgrim In The Land of Alligators- 2008 - University of Florida Press
Aligators in B-Flat - 2013 - University of Florida Press
Jeff Klinkenberg as he appeared on the rear of his 1983 collection of outdoor stories titled BLIND DOG IN A SMOKEHOUSE.
Jeff Klinkenberg as he appeared on the dust jacket of his 2008 book Pilgrim in the land of Alligators.
Jeff Klinkenberg is a prize-winning columnist for the St. Petersburg Times newspaper. He was named the National Wildlife Federation's Florida Conservationist Communicator of the Year in 1983. He has won scores of state awards for his outdoor writings. He has made a career of searching out the Florida that visiting tourists, and a great many Florida residents, never see. He travels the Sunshine State from one end to the other, visits scenic places, chats with interesting peope who have things worth saying. His job is telling those folks' stories of Real Florida to readers who may be unaware of what is happening beyond their own city limits or what they read elsewhere in their newspaper or see on TV. His feature stories have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Klinkenberg was born in Chicago in 1949 but grew up fishing and camping in the 1950s Miami. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. He joined the St. Petersburg Times in 1977.
He is married and the father of three children.