Lee Zumpe

  • Tampa Bay-area native and entertainment columnist for local newspapers, who writes about the region
  • Is familiar with the Tampa Bay area's arts and entertainment venues, events, and festivals as well as its regional municipalities of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties


Lee Clark Zumpe, who was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, has spent his entire life in the Tampa Bay area. He is an entertainment columnist for a number of Tampa Bay's regional newspapers and is familiar with the area's arts and entertainment venues, events, and festivals as well as the nearby municipalities of Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Zumpe wrote eight articles about Tampa Bay and the surrounding area for TripSavvy.


Lee Clark Zumpe earned a bacherlor's degree in English, professional and technical writing from the University of South Florida in 2002.

Awards and Publications

Lee Clark Zumpe has won numerous awards for his work in journalism and for his fiction writing, including:

● Florida Press Association 2011 Better Weekly Contest: Arts, Entertainment and Review Reporting
             –Third place, "Serkis’ Performance Dominates 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' "
● Florida Press Association 2007 Better Weekly Contest: Criticism
             –First place, “Unconventional 'Casa Blue' Surveys Artist’s Surreal Life”
● Best Horror of the Year 2010
              –Honorable Mention for the short story “Wild With Hunger,” which appeared in "Dead History"

Zumpe has also had fiction stories published in a number of collections, including "Tales of Cthulhu Invictus: Nine Stories of Battling The Cthulhu Mythos in Ancient Rome," "Western Ghost Stories," and "Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World."

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