March 22, 2020

Hello friends! I put together a page in the spirit of #TogetherAtHome. A place where we can appreciate each others art work, writings and performances. There you will find some selections from my body of work. Have fun and maybe get inspired while we are distancing and quarantining. 

Let's go home!   


Given the situation, like many others, I am without an income for while. If you would like to donate I would appreciate it. PayPal button below! If you're in the same position then please just enjoy! Have fun and #gothedistance!...

October 28, 2019

I'll be speaking at the Women's Business Owners of North Florida for their October Dinner Meeting and Business Showcase October 28, 2019. What an honor to be there! My favorite subject... Creative Collaboration.

Where DO ideas come from anyway?

"Please join us for a unique October Dinner Meeting experience as Jim Alabiso brings to life the joy and fulfillment of creative collaboration and how to leverage it in your business and personal life with living examples. Jim challenges whether an idea is truly yours and explores why understanding the origin of an idea is essen...

October 12, 2018

I'll be performing my short story "Apo Helios" at The Studios at Florida School of Holistic Health, 1506 King Street, at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 pm. I'll be giving out free copies.

Event Schedule:

Inspired by the etchings of Mila Furstova. Watch the video here:

Before you come you may want to read the back stories, and more in "All the Angels Come" - An Epic Fairy Tale in the River City.

Etchings by Mila Furstova. Artist and designer for Coldplay’s Ghost Stories album and her new exhibition, “Motherhood.” Learn more at My interview with Mila...

July 27, 2018

Arbus Magazine July/Aug Issue: The River Comes of Age

Click here to read.

Listen to our discussionon sports in the St. Johns River on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross. Joining me are Dr. Steven Davis, Associate Professor of Education and Director of JU Watersports, and Chris Moling, Director, DRC Sports. Click here to listen.

After eight years our dream has come of age, to activate the St. Johns River and advocating for our precious waterway. In June, July and August with DRC Sports we produced Jacksonville's first St. Johns River based Triathlon Series. Activating the river with 1,400 plus...

July 23, 2018

In 2016 I wrote the story of Megan Bell for First Coast Magazine. We ran in to each at the beach the other day and she is as strong as ever. I reread the piece and thought it would be a good time to publish. Cheers Megan!

Click here to read it!

April 30, 2018

On Saturday morning April 21st we did the JumpingFish " St. Johns River Rebel Swim and Paddle" from Downtown to Jacksonville University in challenging weather.

4.2 miles down river in 1 hour 15 minutes.

The Paddle Team: Steve Manis (Lead), Lane Manis (Sweep), Kelly Kinsman Minor, Mandy Hunter, Laura S Evans, Kristi Lee Schatz, Eion Sausaman, Ben Luis Brandao (Have Kayak Will Travel), and Joni Roberts.

The Swim Team:

Gian Bertozzi, Mike Kane, Nat Rosa, Kristin Keen, Sara Ann Hernandez, Chris Terzian, Shannon Nichelle McGrew, Ian Cherry, Lisa Broadfield, Jim Alabiso

Often rough weather is more challe...

March 22, 2018

Web page and Gallery.

On the first day of Spring, the March 20th Equinox, nine open water swimmers and seven kayakers made their way 2.3 miles down the St. Johns River from the Fuller Warren Bridge to Metropolitan Park Marina. The event took place at the peak velocity of the ebb tide. In addition, the storm system that passed just in time for the event, left us with over 30 mph fortunately at our backs. This resulted in our fastest St. Johns River Swim ever. the 2.3 miles was completed in 35 minutes! It was also reassuring to see that our safety systems worked perfectly when a kayak turned over...

June 4, 2017

All the Angels Come - Second Edition is now online.

A richer, online reading experience. This edition includes updates to the original novel, better navigation, a clickable table of contents and more sections, including reviews, galleries, the theatrical version and much more. 

Just dive in and enjoy! Click on the Blue Jays. They'll help you get around.

You'll see :)

March 17, 2017

Coming in 2018 - Forty Floors

“I’m  done. Way tired of this corner. If there is life after death, I’d rather be there. Anybody that wants to bounce out of here with me reply by pvt msg.”  - Jenny A.

Danny rubs his eyes and rereads the post squinting in the glare beaming off his phone. He shades it with his palm and reads it again. Pedestrians are pissed while he stands on the hot sidewalk obstructing their path. “Jenny,” he thinks. He enters the coffee shop. The place is full, so he sits at a stranger's table without asking. The stranger glares. Danny glares back like he has nothing to...

March 16, 2017

All the Angels Come - Part  IV will be released in June. I'm working steadily and enjoying every minute. Since we did the theatrical version, I was moved to make some decisions on the direction the novel would take. Hence Parts 1-3 will be re-released as a second edition. Gauging from the reaction and feedback from the audience and our readers, I understand what it is about the characters that moves and inspires. Thank you so much for your reviews, participation, comments and suggestions. I am beyond thankful. Click here for more info.

Also have a new short coming out in June cal...

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