Sally J. Ling is known as Florida's History Detective and is an author, speaker, and historian. She writes historical nonfiction, adult and children's historical fiction, specializing in little known or fascinating stories about Florida history, and biblical mysteries with a Florida setting.
As a special correspondent, she wrote for the Sun Sentinel newspaper for four years and was a contributing journalist for several South Florida magazines.
Based upon excerpts from her book Run the Rum In, Sally appeared in two TV documentaries ("Gangsters"--National Geographic Channel and "Prohibition and the South Florida Connection"--WLRN, Miami). She served as associate producer on the latter production. Two additional short documentaries based upon her books "Small Town, Big Secrets" and "Who Killed Leno and Louise," are in production and will be aired later this fall on WLRN (Miami).
She has been a guest on South Florida PBS TV and radio stations, a guest presenter at the Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University, guest presenter at Future Authors of America, and guest speaker at numerous historical societies, libraries, organizations and schools.
Sally lives in Deerfield Beach, Florida.