Now retired from her role as chair of modern languages and literature at Trinity University, Florence M. Weinberg, PhD, has used her gift for languages as a novelist since 1999, authoring books like “Dolet” in 2015 and “Anselm: A Metamorphosis” in 2013. Her most recent publication, “Before the Alamo,” was published in 2021, and follows the story of a young woman who witnesses the Battle of the Alamo and is available as an ebook, as well as at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon.
She has been recognized with 2012, 2014, and 2015 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, won the New Mexico Book Award in 2011 and won many finalist awards. Dr. Weinberg was also selected for the pages of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born to Steven Horace and Olive Gladys Byham, Dr. Weinberg taught as a modern languages instructor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, after completing a PhD from the University of Rochester. She gave 22 years of her career to the school, ultimately becoming Chair of Modern Languages in 1972 followed by Director of International Studies in 1983. Dr. Weinberg went on to Trinity University in San Antonio in 1989. While teaching, she wrote four scholarly books, three on the French Renaissance, one on the symbolism of the cave in Western literature. Her research won grants with the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. Since retiring in 1999, she has been awarded a series of residencies at the Hambidge Center for Writers, Artists and Scientists, where she focused on writing several of her eleven books of historical fiction under the name “Florence Byham Weinberg.”
Dr. Weinberg is a member of the Modern Language Association, PEN, the Renaissance Society of America, the 16th Century Studies Conference, Women Writing the West and Toastmasters International. She was named Alumna of the Year by Park University in 2008 and won a 2012 Arts and Letters Award from the Friends of the San Antonio Library. She considers her prolific writing to be part of her recreation, and in addition, she enjoys swimming, hiking and weightlifting.