https___blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com_uploads_card_image_739970_f60a6eab-52e7-4ea7-be5c-9e12a84121c4Over 135 short-finned pilot whales died after standing on a beach south of Perth, Australia this week. Read more about the event HERE.

It’s real-world tragedies such as this that were some of the inspiration for events in my first novel, Wendall’s Lullaby –even though mass strandings of bottlenose dolphins are very rare. Part of me wanted to make the fictional tragedy something to which more people could relate–since bottlenose dolphins are perhaps (due to television, movies and dolphinariums) the cetacean species most recognizable to humans.

COVER COMPLETE WENDALL'S LULLABY 2In Wendall’s Lullaby, hundreds of dolphins beach themselves in Galveston, Texas, Virginia Beach, Virginia and on an island off the coast of Mozambique. The characters know that these events are more than unusual. And even with the possible cause of the mass strandings of other species only being discovered 50% of the time or less, Dr. Angela Clarke and the other scientists in my novel must press on to determine the cause–especially when more dolphins mass and start showing pre-stranding behavior in the waters of Tampa Bay, Florida.

Unravel the mystery by reading my first novel!

~ by kipwkoelsch on March 23, 2018.

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