Harrod, formerly an award-winning editor and art director of the Florida Audubon's magazine, The Florida Naturalist, illustrated a book on sea turtles, Jack Rudloe's "Time of the Turtle" (Alfred A. Knopf), and created an earlier historic map of the river for the non-fiction book "River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River" (University of Georgia Press.).
The St. Johns, which flows some 310 miles from below Blue Cypress Lake to the Atlantic east of Jacksonville, has long been a vital natural feature for those who live along the middle river at Lake Monroe. Sanford was historically regarded as the "Gateway City to South Florida", and was the southernmost port for the luxury steamships, which plied the river between the 1830's and the 1930's.
"Alligator Princess of America's Nile" is the documentary chronicle of environmentalist Michelle Thatcher's solo paddling adventure over the entire length of the St. Johns, including its three tributaries. It is currently being edited for national distribution. The Steinway Gallery is located at 303 E. Altamonte Springs Dr., in Altamonte Springs (32701). For directions or information, contact 407-339-3771. For more about Harrod's wildlife art, visit: http://harroddesign.com/wp/?page_id=2