Welcome To My Web Site!
The main focus of this site is to call attention to noteworthy books by Florida authors, particularly those working in SW Florida. From time to time, I post information about book events, writers’ conferences, workshops, and related happenings in the area.
Other interests include Poetry, War Literature, Anais Nin, and books on Jewish themes and concerns.
Postings and pages on this site (unless otherwise noted) are my intellectual property, (c) Philip K. Jason, and may not be republished without explicit permission.
From 1973 until the end of 2001, I taught English and Creative Writing at the UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY in Annapolis, MD. Now, I’m exploring new directions in my writing while leading private workshops, consulting, and writing about new books and book-related events.
Many of these pieces appeared in my “Book Beat” column, which ran in the now-defunct Naples Sun Times from July 2006 into June 2008. A few months later, I began writing about books for the bi-monthly Fort Myers Magazine.
In July of 2009 I started reviewing for Florida Weekly, primarily in the Naples edition, but also in the editions for Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter, and Palm Beach/West Palm Beach. (During its brief life, in the Space Coast edition as well.) My “Florida Writers” column will soon conclude its 5th year.
In 2010, I began contributing book reviews and author interviews to Jewish Book World and to the exciting blog Southern Literary Review. In November 2011, I became the publisher and executive editor of SLR. See the link to my SLR pieces on the sidebar.
More recently, I did thirteen reviews for citybookreview.com, the online inventory of reviews that feeds San Francisco Book Review and Sacramento Book Review, before being dismissed.
My reviews also appear in three montly Jewish newspapers in Southwest Florida: Federation Star (Jewish Federation of Collier County), L’Chayim (Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties), and The Jewish News (Jewish Federation of Sarasota/Manatee).
I feel fortunate to contribute occasionally to the worldly and wise Washington Independent Review of Books.
I am active in the Naples Press Club, until recently serving as Vice President for Administration.
You can reach me at email@example.com.