Lois Swoboda lives in Apalachicola, Florida. She currently works as a staff writer for the Apalachicola and
Carrabelle Times, the second oldest newspaper in Florida. She has three dogs, three cats, and
loves the outdoors, the beach, and uncrowded places.
Old Neb was inspired by stories told by Joe “Snooky” Barber, who spent over 70 years
working as a waterman on Florida’s Gulf coast.