Meet the Authors

The Storytellers

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Anderson Burke was born in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Jacksonville, Florida with his family at age 7. He attended public schools in Jacksonville before completing several degrees within the State of Florida’s university system. A foray into the corporate world offered Andy a good way to keep food on the table, but ultimately became a source of stress and unhappiness. He chronicled the process of walking away from that world in the travel narrative, West of Indigo Blues. A lifelong musician, he has enjoyed many years as a touring and studio musician, as well as co-owning a popular music production company in Florida.

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Richard J. (Dick) Bradley grew up in what was then the very small town of Ft. Myers, Florida. He attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Ft. Myers Junior High School, and graduated from Ft. Myers Senior High School in 1965. Dick received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and a Master of Science degree from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale. Dick has worked for more than 40 years in the field of developmental disabilities and mental health.

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