The bone-chilling cold has traveled all the way to Florida this month and I will be returning to that "little Paradise on Earth," Captiva, in February. I hope the temperatures will be more seasonable. While I'm taking my annual pilgrimage to Florida, I love to listen to something tropical such as a Doc Ford mystery by Randy Wayne White. His hero lives on near-by Sanibel island. Carl Hiaasen is my choice for a good laugh. My favorite title is Native Tongue. If I want a psychopathic serial killer creatively dispatching nefarious villains, I listen to Tim Dorsey's novels featuring that anti-hero Serge A. Storms. Whether you travel to the Sunshine State in winter or just dream of palm trees, azure ocean and heated swimming pools, I recommend the above authors to fuel your dreams of sun and warmth.