Born and educated in Mississippi, Patrick Smith moved to Florida in 1966. In 1995 he was selected by the Southern Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences for its highest literary award, the Order of the South. In 1999 he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, the state’s highest cultural honor. A Land Remembered has been honored with the Tebeau Award by the Florida Historical Society. Four of Mr. Smith’s other books, Forever Island, Allapattah, The River Is Home, and Angel City, are available from Pineapple Press in two readers. A DVD entitled Patrick Smith’s Florida: A Sense of Place highlights Mr. Smith’s writing and his travels and work around the state.