He explained the name, an alias, and his pursuers—various coast guards, police bureaus, and intelligence agencies. “I do battle with whaling ships,” he said. “Like Greenpeace?” Angela asked. “They fight with words and water guns,” he said. “We fight with the hulls of our ships. We ram them. We mangle their props.” “You sink them?” … Read more
The path to self-publishing is paved with good intentions. We intend to write our Great <insert your country here> Novel. We intend to find an agent. We intend to find a publisher. But if these three goals do not perfectly align, we may end up publishing our books ourselves. I was fortunate to achieve two … Read more
“Angela, people know something’s up. And if I don’t say anything and somebody else sees this guy, which is bound to happen, they’re going to think I was in on it too.” She could see it in his eyes—he had moved on. He’d found some other naturalist to shadow, and his allegiance would now shift … Read more
In the Animal Rights category, that is. But any top-10 ranking is fine by me! And it’s such a great category to be included in. Thanks to all of you who downloaded the Kindle version. I know it’s early yet but I’m grateful that people are taking a chance on the book. Thank you.
I’m happy to announce that The Tourist Trail is now available on the Kindle. When I set out writing this book four years ago, the Kindle did not even exist. But I’m happy it does. Although I’m still partial to the old fashioned print book, there is no disputing the benefits of digital publishing. I … Read more
Have I started a trend by releasing The Tourist Trail in digital format ahead of print? While I’d certainly be happy to take the credit, I’m afraid I wasn’t the first to put electronic first. But I’m clearly not going to be the last. Random House Canada just released its first eBoook — The Very … Read more
eBook windowing is the practice of delaying the release of an eBook until the print version has been out for a few weeks or months. Readers with Kindles and iPads are understandably not happy about the practice. Nor is Amazon. You can read a good analysis of this battle of publishing models here. But since … Read more
Whale Wars, the popular TV series, begins its third season tomorrow. If you’ve been following Sea Shepherd virtually, you already know the bullet points about the upcoming season. A destroyed ship, more lives endangered, and an activist in prison. And, most important, many whales were saved. But more than 500 whales died. The battle between the … Read more
Headed back to the ocean.
The blog is about penguins and whales — about wildlife in general — and the people who devote their lives to protecting it. It’s also about the short story (and novel) that got me started down this road.