Today is filled with exciting news!
Firstly, Sy Montgomery’s book, The Hyena Scientist, has been published. This is a middle grade nonfiction book about zoologist Kay Holekamp and the Mara Hyena Project. I had the good fortune of being a research assistant on this project while Sy and photographer Nic Bishop were in Talek Camp working on the book, so I am featured in the book along with some colleagues I worked with in 2016. If you want to learn about hyenas, strong female scientists, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, and the career trajectories of several zoologists (including myself), you should check it out. It’s a beautiful book that sheds some light on a very misunderstood mammal.
Secondly, Where We May Wag has been published! This is an anthology of short stories that deals with the difficult subject of animal testing with an attitude of hope and optimism. The profits from this anthology go toward the Rescue + Freedom Project, which rescues animals who have been victims of cruel laboratory experiments. The ebook version is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVVWRP7/, with a print version still to come. View the trailer for the anthology here: https://www.facebook.com/fontainepen/videos/168941473792458/
Finally, today is the last day for members of the Furry Writers’ Guild to cast their votes for the 2017 Cóyotl Awards. My short story “The Moon Fox” has been nominated for this award! You can read this story for free in Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores here: https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/fiction-all/stories-for-young-people-from-4-to-400/the-moon-fox/ FWG members can vote in the Cóyotl Awards here: http://coyotlawards.org/voting-2/ This is the first time my work has been nominated and I deeply appreciate your support!
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