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J. Michael Wisenbaker

Agent: None

Tallahassee, Florida, United States


In addition to having had one book published, over the past 25 years I have had hundreds of articles and photographs printed in periodicals throughout the world (Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom)--although most has appeared in North American serials. Some of my articles have been translated into German, Hebrew, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish and Portuguese. In addition to freelancing, I currently work as a frequent feature writer for Florida Monthly, Florida Parks and Wildlife and Florida Wildlife magazines.

I'm especially looking for assignments that demand a wealth of outdoor experiences in addition to having excellent research and communication skills. Tear sheets or web site references are available for anyone wishing to consider hiring me to do freelance work.

I plan to expand several articles into richly illustrated books. I particularly have a passion for caves and karst and wish to document the incomparable resources found in Florida's Woodville Karst Plain. I also enjoy writing about the natural history and outdoor adventures along the magnificient barrier islands off the Florida Panhandle. Most recently, I've developed a keen interest in writing about the wonders of the Caribbean Islands as well as Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.

Thanks to my dad (Vance) for instilling in me my undying love of the natural world and to my mother (Mary Ellen), She stood by me through some tough times and taught me much about life. May they rest in peace. Lastly, kudos to Trish and Jenny (May 1998-May 2009) for their unwavering love and support.

Favorite quote: "Nature bats last!"

Interests: natural history, history, prehistory, science, environmental issues, cave diving, surfing, mountain biking, hiking, sea kayaking and canoeing and outdoor photography--including much underwater work.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Other

  • Harney Flats: A Florida Paleo-Indian Site