The Tourist Trail takes place on the site of the world’s largest Magellanic penguin colony and, though the book is fiction, the colony is very much real.
It is located on the coast of Punta Tombo, Argentina. And this coastal region has long been heavily fished, which means penguins have for decades been caught up in nets and longlines, a tragic fate.
I’m thrilled to find out (via Dee Boersma) that the waters off the coast are now protected as a designed Biosphere Reserve, officially called the The Patagonia Azul biosphere reserve.
To learn more and to help support ongoing efforts to protect penguins, visit Penguin Sentinels.
December 5, 2015 Comments Off on And now some great news for Magellanic penguins
I’m happy to have a short story published in the journal Flyway — particularly because it’s now online and free the world.
You can check out the story here.
My notes to go with the story:
Our society’s addiction to eating animals is leading our planet, inexorably, to a dark future. “Free Range” explores what this future might look like — as well as what the new version of “animal activists” might look like. And if, someday, we learn to protect farm animals — and, by extension, the environment — the future may not be so dark after all.
October 10, 2015 Comments Off on Free Range, a short story now on Flyway
We are looking for 4-5 short stories to round out Among Animals.
If you happen upon this blog and you think you’ve got a story that might be a fit, please submit here.
September 9, 2015 Comments Off on Among Animals 2: We’re almost there…
So we’re in the process of publishing a second edition of the highly regarded anthology Among Animals.
We’re about 1/3 of the way to having a full collection, so if you’ve got a short story in you, submit it soon!
May 27, 2015 Comments Off on Among Animals 2: Now accepting submissions
January 23, 2015 Comments Off on Coyotes
I wanted to share this video of Rod speaking at length about his life as an activist.
As many of you know, he inspired part of The Tourist Trail.
December 21, 2014 Comments Off on Rod Coronado speaking at Resistance Ecology