I am extremely excited to announce the arrival of the second edition of my book, The Vaquita: The Biology of an Endangered Porpoise!
Two years in the making, the all-new second edition is updated, expanded, improved, and is now in a more convenient and portable size! I have added 20 pages of bonus content and illustrations, as well as updated all the facts in the book, making it the most up-to-date and extensive source of Vaquita information out there! Now it not only teaches you about the Vaquita itself, but about the history of Vaquita conservation and how you can help write the next chapter of this incredible race to save a species. Even if you have the first edition, the second one will be a worthy purchase, especially because 100% of profits go toward Vaquita conservation!
Get your copy today!
Memuco is, to put it mildly, awesome. He agreed to illustrate the cover of my book a while ago, and yesterday he sent me the finished products. He didn’t just do one, he did four. All four are the greatest Vaquita paintings I have ever seen. It was so hard to pick one for the cover, but I finally chose a beautiful painting of a mother and calf. But I will definitely use all of them for various purposes in the future. I don’t want to post them yet due to copyright reasons, but take my word for it that they are unbelievable. The book should be published by the end of the summer.
Recently, I was contacted by William Whittenbury, a member of the Muskwa Club (see Blogroll), a group that is currently working on saving the Vaquita. They are doing an amazing job, from presentations to videos to books to floats, they are really taking an immense step for public awareness. You can read more about what they are or plan on doing in William’s comment on About V-log. William has been very kind to me, inviting me to join the club, help write their video series’ screenplay, and is even willing to sell and display my informational Vaquita book at their presentations. William’s mom actually gave me a website that I can use to self-publish it! Dr. Tom Jefferson has already generously proofread it for fact authenticity and given permission to use one of his photos for the book. My brother and I are finishing up our illustrations for the book, and the whole thing is really starting to look like it could be a real success! I will give you further updates as they come.
About a month ago I started the rough draft of something I’ve been thinking about for a long time: a Vaquita book. There are no books about the Vaquita in the entire world! I love writing stories in my free time, so I thought it would be a perfect idea to write the world’s first Vaquita book. The book is a non-fiction children’s book, but adults should find it very informative as well. I am getting my information from various internet and book sources (I will obviously give them credit). I will give Vaquita experts my rough draft so they can make sure all of the information is 100% accurate. One of my friends from tennis knows a publisher, so hopefully he will be able to work with it! I will post updates on this topic whenever they are needed.