Category: Elephant Speak

Attention Writers and Readers: Introducing Shepherd.Com

A bit ago, round about the time I received my concussion, I also received an inquiry from the book lovers/promoters at Shepherd.com about whether I’d like to promote ELEPHANT SPEAK by also helping to promote the work of others. I did a bit of… Continue Reading “Attention Writers and Readers: Introducing Shepherd.Com”

Three Weekends of Writers

We’re a (very) short three weeks and four days from the beginning of Loganberry Books’ Author Alley gatherings. For three Saturdays in a row, the good people at Loganberry Books will bring together up to 30 area authors to talk about their work. Each… Continue Reading “Three Weekends of Writers”

Coming Soon to an Ohio Near You

Please pass the word along to your reader friends near and far. We’re bound to have a fun time talking about elephants, not to mention all the other stuff that crops up. Hope you’ll join us in September at the Thompson Branch of Geuga… Continue Reading “Coming Soon to an Ohio Near You”

More Wonderful News

And the hits keep coming. I just received word that ELEPHANT SPEAK (and I) have been chosen by the good folks at Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, OH (http://www.loganberrybooks.com/) to participate in one of their three Author Alley gatherings in August. August 6 highlights… Continue Reading “More Wonderful News”

Bit of Pleasurable News

On June 5, I received an email from Sharon Glaeser at the Oregon Zoo. In part, she wrote: “I have a tribute to Roger to share with you. We finally published our long-term study on our bulls … In our long list of thanks… Continue Reading “Bit of Pleasurable News”

A Hearty “Thank You”

…to the staff and patrons at Estacada Library in Estacada, OR for the opportunity to be the kick-off presenter for the 2022 Adult Programming. I appreciate all who attended, eager to learn more about my friend Roger Henneous and his remarkable elephants through my… Continue Reading “A Hearty “Thank You””

Momentum Like a Long, Low Swell…

…is often how it goes in this game of writing, or at least that’s my experience of it. Famine, feast, famine. It’s an oft-used example, but it really is a lot like one loose pebble on a hillside. Once it begins to roll, you… Continue Reading “Momentum Like a Long, Low Swell…”

Let the Elephants Trumpet

One of the world’s greatest elephant men died today. Roger Henneous knew nothing about what he came to call “the great gray clowns” when he took the zookeeper job at the Portland (Oregon) Zoological Gardens back in 1968. All he knew was that he… Continue Reading “Let the Elephants Trumpet”

Newburyport Virtual Literary Festival

I’m so very proud to have been able to participate in the Newburyport Literary Festival, forced to go virtual thanks to COVID-19. You can access the various segments on YouTube, and see mine here: Newburyport Festival

“Central Booking” Appearance

Host John Valeri was kind enough to add me to his roster of authors. You can watch the interview here.