Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson - Florida AuthorsBirthplace: Scottsbluff, NE
Current Residence: St. Petersberg, FL
Setting: Florida
Genre: Historical Florida, Nonfiction, Cracker westerns, Children's


Jon Wilson (1945-) writes historical books about St. Petersburg in addition to a "cracker western" for childen. Cracker westerns are rip-roarin' action-packed, can't-put-'em-down tales set in the frontier days of Florida. They are full of adventure, real heroes, and vivid, authentic details that bring Florida's history to life, according to Amazon.com. Wilson recently retired from the St. Petersburg Times. He is a graduate student in the Florida Studies Department at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and as part of a graduate assistantship, works part-time for the Florida Humanities Council.

Book List

St. Petersburg's Historic African American Neighborhoods (2008)
St. Petersburg's Historic 22nd Street South (2006)
Bridger's Run (Cracker Western) by Jon Wilson (1999)

See Jon Wilson books with a Florida setting.
See also It Takes Place in Florida: History.

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