Charles Sobczak is an award-winning author who lives and writes on Sanibel Island, Florida. To date he has authored a total of ten books, including three non-fiction titles, two selected works and five novels. Not wanting to become a “genre specific” author his varied interests have taken his writing from the Fond du Lac Indian reservations outside of Cloquet, Minnesota to Istanbul, Turkey. His non-fiction work
focuses on local and regional Florida flora and fauna. All of his works to date have been self-published through his LLC, Indigo Press.
Sobczak has been a featured author on C-Span’s Book TV in a program titled Cities Tour in 2014 and excerpts from his books have been featured in The Florida Weekly, The Island Reporter, The Mullet Wrapper and the Venice Gondelier. In 2004, shortly after the arrival of Hurricane Charley, Sobczak was interviewed by the BBC World regarding his premonition of a Cat 5 hurricane hitting Southwest Florida
shortly after the publication of his second novel, Way Under Contract. The interview was broadcast worldwide.
In addition to his writing career Charles has become a featured speaker and PowerPoint lecturer. He has been a staple speaker with Road Scholars (formerly Elderhostel) for more than twenty years. He has also done presentations to a variety of organizations including The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, The Harvard Club, The Daughters of the American Revolution, The Sanibel Audubon, The Sierra Club and numerous libraries throughout south Florida. For additional information about his lectures click on the lecture page on this website.