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I will be giving away 500 copies of my book, One Whale of a Tale, an illustrated children's book about the evolution of whales.
I will be giving away 500 copies of my book, One Whale of a Tale, an illustrated children's book about the evolution of whales.
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I wrote and illustrated a children's book called "One Whale of a Tale."  The book shows a baby whale, curious about how whales came to know of the stars in the sky.  You might have noticed when you are underwater, you can look up through the water and see the sun, and even the moon, but if you tried this at night, you would not see the stars.  The baby whale in the book wonders how it is that whales know to jump out of the water at night to see them.  His mother sends him to a wise octopus to hear the story, which, as it turns out, had to do with his ancestors millions of years ago, leaving the ocean, and then returning.  This evolutionary path of whales is an amazing, true mystery.  At the end of the book, I have a page explaining the science of whales' evolution, so even adults can understand.  I would love to take this book in large stacks to library and schools, and to give it away.  So often when an author visits, it is about selling books.  I would love to be able to give the book away to anyone who wants a copy, with no strings attached.

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I am hoping to compile a list of schools and libraries that would welcome a visit, and a chance to give away my book. I would love anyone reading this to send me a liaison person you might know who could help facilitate doing this. I would also love to be able to travel outside Colorado, but this budget is small, so extra donations might be needed to get me places farther than my car can drive in a day.

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    I will mail you a whale bookmark.

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    I will mail you a copy of the book, with a matching whale bookmark, sent US Media Mail.

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    A fabulous cotton duvet cover with a friendly OCTOPUS printed in a huge graphic statement. You will sleep soundly under this fellow.

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