Jill Hedgecock will give a presentation on rhino conservation and the birds of Southern Africa followed by a book signing for Rhino in the Room in Pleasant Hill, CA. Please come join me from 11 am to noon on 1/5/19 692 Contra Costa Blvd.
So honored to have my novel included in the list of killer book list for the holidays:
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March 5, 2019 – 7:00 pmMeeting Location:Robert Livermore Community Center,
4444 East Avenue, Livermore CA 94550Some of the best bird and animal sightings from my 2015 trip to South Africa and Botswana will be shared. As amazing as Africa’s living zoo is, there is also a dark side to this country. In 2015, a new record was set for largest number of rhinos poached. This travesty is being fueled by demand for the keratinous material in the horn in the Asian market, based on the misguided belief that the horn has curative powers for everything from hangovers to impotency to cancer. Driven largely by China and Vietnam, the heaviest consumers, an ounce of rhino horn (essentially the same material as our fingernails) is considered more valuable than gold. A single rhino horn can go for a half-million dollars. There are now only two northern white rhinos left on the planet and just 5,000 of black rhino are left in the world today. I will present the myriad of solutions that are being considered to address the problem. If the current rate of poaching is not curtailed, wild rhinos could become extinct within the next few decades.
So honored to be included on this distinguished list of authors! Books make great gifts.
Rhino in the Room makes an ideal holiday present for:
- Anyone who always wanted to go on an African safari or who is planning to go on safari and want to get a sneak preview of what to expect in a bush camp.
- Animal lovers of all ages who love rhinos, elephants, and big cats
- Tension junkies that enjoy a good page turner.
- People who collect books for beautiful covers.
Link to buy book:
Diablo Gazette contributions:
Details about Rhino Record, a project to break the Guinness World Record and raise awareness about rhinos, can be found on pages 2 and 3.
My book review column featured The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff (page 12). My dog rescue column (check out sweet Vegas) on page 15. Also check out my article on Ann Steiner’s advice on Navigating Family Dynamics During Thanksgiving on page 15.
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