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Lucy Tobias is a travel journalist, author, illustrator, photographer and speaker. She is the author of the award winning book 50 Great Walks in Florida, published by University Press of Florida, also two editions of a gardening book and a children’s book about manatees available in English and Spanish. Lucy serves a correspondent for newspapers and magazines.

Her free monthly blog Saturday Morning Magazine takes subscribers to undiscovered places both in Florida and beyond. Sign up on her website:

A former reporter and photographer for the New York Times Regional Group, she also served as Authentic Florida Expert for Visit Florida doing videos, blogs and podcasts around the state.

Her newest book is Circle the Center Labyrinths in Florida released by Sea Aster Press in September 2018. Lucy spent two years visiting 138 labyrinths around the state and gathering stories of their creation plus the people who walk them, Step on a labyrinth path and realize meditation in motion. Ninety-five labyrinths are featured in the book. Her criteria are simple: a labyrinth must be easy to find and comfortable to walk.

To order the labyrinth book:

Visit her Facebook page entitled Labyrinth of the week,

Memberships: Florida Outdoor Writers Association, North America Travel Journalists Association, the Labyrinth Society, Florida Authors and Publishers Association

She lives in Sarasota, Florida. If you see a tall woman walking a Welsh corgi, chances are good it is Lucy and Obi.

Circle the Center by Lucy Tobias

"Filled with colour photographs, comprehensive detailing of hundreds of labyrinths, and richly annotated maps, this has as much a flavour of a coffee table browser as well as being a valuable Baedeker-style guide for a labyrinth road tripper ...."  ---------Clive Johnson

Order your labyrinth book here:

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