New book! New genre!
It’s always so exciting to sign a book contract. This one is something entirely different for me – a non-fiction, illustated children’s book celebrating the lives of the two bears, Coola and Grinder, who live at the Wildlife Refuge on Grouse Mountain. It describes how they came to live on the mountain as small cubs, why they can never be released and what we have learned about grizzly bears from studying their behaviour. I wrote it with Rae Schidlo and it will be illustrated by Linda Sharp. It is coming out in the spring of 2019, right about the time the two bears come out of hibernation. How is that for good timing?
Rae and I wrote this book because we both volunteered at the Wildlife Refuge and developed a passion for these bears. They are magnificent creatures, their story is fascinating, and we felt it should be shared. Proceeds from book sales will be turned over to the Grouse Mountain Wildlife Refuge.
I can’t wait to see the finished book!
Thank you Heritage House for agreeing to publish this story.
Photo credit of adult bears: Devin Manky