Sue Harrison, a fifth generation Floridian, writes fiction, memoir and nonfiction. She also works in photography and creates artisan jewelry from fossils and found objects. Her travel essays about Florida can be found on her website She is a prize-winning journalist and was the arts and entertainment editor and writer for the Provincetown Banner, a weekly newspaper in Massachusetts for 15 years. Her photography has been featured in juried shows in Massachusetts and Florida. Her ties to Levy County date back over 60 years to spending time with her mother’s parents who lived in Gulf Hammock and later Chiefland and her father’s family in Chiefland. If you are a Harrison, Hinson, Tummond or Horne in Levy County, you may be a cousin.

A second-generation US Navy veteran and native of Florida, presently living in Fanning Springs, Candace enjoys teaching middle school students Social Studies at Nature Coast Middle School. Within the realm of teaching, teaching drama, and watching her students blossom on stage, she finds especially satisfying.

Dotti Hydue and her husband, Bill Betz, live in rural Morriston on the five acres Bill inherited from his late aunt. Even though Dotti coaxes a large variety of vegetables and herbs from her garden, she admits that gardening in our humid climate and sandy “soil” can be a challenge. Retired from the corporate world, her favorite job was as production assistant for a cookbook publisher.

“Native to Levy County. I am not a farm girl, more of a river rat. I spent most of my childhood on the banks of the Lower Suwannee, living at Vista (Fowlers Bluff). The Lower Suwannee refuge was just part of my backyard when I was a child. I find joy in photographing the wildlife and landscapes of Levy County. I can not imagine a place that could have as much natural beauty as this area. Hope you do not mind seeing Cabbage palms because they appear in a large portion of my landscapes, just seems natural for a girl raised in the swamp.”

Scott and his family live in Fanning Springs and enjoy exploring the Nature Coast Trail, area springs, and good friendships within the Nature Coast. Scott also enjoys music, playing guitar, and writing. Scott and his wife, Candace, also own and operate DeBerry Marketing Services serving clients in Levy County, along the Nature Coast, and out of state.

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