Monsanto was well aware that its “Roundup 2.0” chemical/seed system, known as Dicamba, would be a disaster for farmers — and soil and anything within the vicinity (as Dicamba get airborne awfully easily). I wrote about this issue in my second novel and I knew back then that this type of information would leak out … Read more
My last post was about upcoming events. Well, we can forget about events for the near future. Such is life.
I’ve got two events coming up that I’m excited to attend… if you’re in the region, please let me know! Margaret River Readers & Writers FestivalMargaret River, AustraliaMay 16-19, 2020 Animal Rights National Conference 2020Portland, OregonJuly 16-19, 2020
Cue the hysterics. Like this gentleman. But let’s suppose that eating meal is illegal. Here is my take, via the short story Free Range. You can read it here.
This from a sobering research report published last week by some of the world’s leading experts on penguins. The report notes that “more than half of the world’s 18 penguin species are declining.” The three species most in danger are: African penguin Galápagos penguin Yellow-eyed penguin (seen below in New Zealand) The report notes that … Read more
Let me just that I have newfound respect for those who create audiobooks, because after a month of starts and stops and re-recordings I’m happy to announce the audiobook for The Tourist Trail. It’s available on Audible and comes in at just over 7 hours, which by no means reflects how many hours went into … Read more
I’ll be signing copies of The Tourist Trail and Writing for Animals. It runs from noon to 4pm Details
The cover of the first edition of The Tourist Trail features a landscape photograph of the Magellanic penguin colony along the shores of Argentina, the precise location where the book begins. It was a photograph I had taken and I thought it would make a nice cover. And it did, but it didn’t make a … Read more
An interesting article in the New York Times about the rise of corporate intelligence (spying) firms and the lengths they will go to in order to dig up dirt on activists and other ordinary people. I mention this because my next book, coming next year (at long last), is about the role of one such … Read more
I had a great chat with Jasmin Singer as part of this Our Hen House podcast. Check it out!
For the next two weeks I am participating in a unique promotion, organized by Margi Prideaux, that showcases 20 environmentally themed eBooks on Instafreebie. Yes, these book are free to download. All you have to do is sign up for the author’s email list. To see the full list of books, click here. The promotion goes from today … Read more
I’m happy to have my latest short story City of Strays published in Qu: A contemporary literary magazine from Queens University of Charlotte. And I love the cover, particularly because my story is, at one level, about cats. You can read the full story here. I hope you enjoy it.