On Tuesday September 28, 2021, the Cape Coral Museum of History will host New York Times Best Selling Author Craig Pittman at Coral Ridge Funeral Home from 5:30 to 7pm as part of their Speaker Series. Craig will be presenting on his upcoming book The State You’re In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and Other Wildlife, which features a selection of columns that have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and other outlets throughout Pittman’s career and highlights just how strange and wonderful Florida can be. The event is free to the public and is sponsored by Gulf Coast Village and Burandt, Adamski, Feichthaler & Sanchez Attorneys. After the presentation Pittman will be available for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event and retail for $26.95 plus tax. RSVP is requested. Contact the Museum at 239-772-7037 or email [email protected].

For more than 30 years, investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Craig Pittman has chronicled the wildest stories Florida has to offer. With a folksy style, an eye for the absurd, and a passion for the history and environment of his home state, Pittman describes some of Florida’s oddest wildlife as well as its quirkiest people. The State You’re In includes a love story involving the most tattooed woman in the world, a deep dive into the state’s professional mermaid industry, and an investigation of a battle between residents of a nudist resort and the U.S. Postal Service. Pittman introduces readers to a who’s who of Florida crime fiction, a what’s what of exotic animals, and an array of beloved places he’s seen change rapidly in his lifetime.

Craig Pittman is a native Floridian and an award-winning journalist. He wrote for the Tampa Bay Times for 30 years and now writes for the Florida Phoenix. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country; Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther; and The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid. He is cohost of the Welcome to Florida podcast. Pittman was named a Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Book Festival in 2020.

About the Cape Coral Museum of History:

The Cape Coral Museum of History welcomes all generations to share the unique history of Cape Coral and Southwest Florida through our collections, exhibitions, educational initiatives, programs, and research. For more information on the Museum and its upcoming events go to www.capecoralhistoricalmuseum.org.


WHO: Cape Coral Museum of History September Speaker – Craig Pittman

WHAT: NYTimes Best Selling author Craig Pittman will give a presentation on his latest book The State You’re In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and Other Wildlife followed by a book signing.

WHEN: Tuesday September 28, 2021, 5:30 – 7pm

WHERE: Coral Ridge Funeral Home – 950 S. Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral

FREE event Sponsored by Gulf Coast Village and Burandt, Adamski, Feichthaler & Sanchez Attorneys