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This website will be where I post pictures of encounters with animals, and other bits and pieces of information I think you might enjoy or find interesting. Older pictures are in the Past Picture file. 

That's my hand on the face of a baby gray whale. I'm in a sixteen foot-long panga (boat) in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico. For hundreds, if not thousands of years, gray whales have migrated 12,000 miles round-trip between Alaska and Baja. They winter in the warm waters of Mexico, have their calves, and then return to Alaska in the summer to feed. These lagoons were discovered by whalers in the early 1800s…keep reading.

 

Featured Novels

Freeing Finch   The effort it takes Finch Delgado, a transgender girl, to earn the trust of an abandoned dog, helps her realize what she wants—acceptance, love, and to be part of a family, doesn’t always come from where you expect it.

Freeing Finch

The effort it takes Finch Delgado, a transgender girl, to earn the trust of an abandoned dog, helps her realize what she wants—acceptance, love, and to be part of a family, doesn’t always come from where you expect it.

 
How to Speak Dolphin   Lily Moran must convince herself first and then her step-father that the budding relationship between his non-verbal autistic son and a captive dolphin…

How to Speak Dolphin

Lily Moran must convince herself first and then her step-father that the budding relationship between his non-verbal autistic son and a captive dolphin…

Hurt Go Happy   Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis has been deaf since the age of six, and is used to being left out of conversations…

Hurt Go Happy

Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis has been deaf since the age of six, and is used to being left out of conversations…

 
Dolphin Sky   When the captive dolphins she has befriended are threatened, Buddy Martin risks her father's condemnation and the law to save their lives in this powerful story about a dyslexic child…

Dolphin Sky

When the captive dolphins she has befriended are threatened, Buddy Martin risks her father's condemnation and the law to save their lives in this powerful story about a dyslexic child…

Lost in the River of Grass   Based on the true story of my husband’s ill-fated airboat trip into the Everglades with his then girlfriend…

Lost in the River of Grass

Based on the true story of my husband’s ill-fated airboat trip into the Everglades with his then girlfriend…

The Outside of a Horse   Woven from true events,  The Outside of a Horse  is the story of a daughter's struggle to help her war veteran father deal with his wounds and PTSD through their shared love of horses…

The Outside of a Horse

Woven from true events, The Outside of a Horse is the story of a daughter's struggle to help her war veteran father deal with his wounds and PTSD through their shared love of horses…