About Historic Venice Press

Historic Venice Press is a publisher of regional interest books covering:

  • Local Florida history (West coast)
  • Florida ghost stories
  • Florida road trips—featuring sightseeing and travel tips on and off the beaten path

It all began because of a chance meeting at Walt Disney World on Dec. 5, 2001
and a discussion of ghost story books. The following April, Historic Venice Press
had its name and Ghost
Stories of Venice
was coming together.

Since that first tiny tome was published in 2002, the company has produced nine
titles relating to the history and mystery of SW Florida and has begun a series
of travel books that eventually will encompass the road trip possibilities of
the entire state.

Titles include the national award winning Venice History
, a hard-cover
coffee table book, which is about to go into its second printing and Circus
Days in Sarasota and Venice
, a look at the impact of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum
and Bailey Circus on the general area of Sarasota and Venice.

Today there are six books of ghost stories, with more on the way. The newest
is Haunted Theatres of Southwest Florida. In the works is Ghost
Stories of Lee County

Excerpts have appeared in Ghost Stories of Florida, Ghost
Stories of America,
Haunted Baseball and on several Internet sites.

Reviews have appeared in local papers, N Magazine in Naples, Venice
Midwest Book Review and on line. Ghost
Stories of Sarasota
and Cool Road Trips
in SW Florida
have been listed among the top three in Amazon’s Readers Circles
Lists for Florida cities.

While the ghosts protect the history and mystery of Florida, travel is one of
the state’s major industries. To that end, there may literally be no end to the
state’s road trip possibilities.

Cool Road Trips in Southwest Florida and Cool Road Trips
in Central Florida
are consistent
sellers and soon to be joined by Cool Road Trips in Southeast
and Cool Road Trips in the Florida Keys (2011). Research is already underway
throughout northern Florida for additional road trip books.

As for additional ghost stories—when the ghosts are ready, so is Historic Venice