I have used a seal as a conduit to travel the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve and lagoons, telling the true stories of the lives and loves of the estuary birds and animals. These birds are found New Zealand-wide. All of the antics they get up to are factual, based on observations over many years.
For eleven years I have been telling my tales on our local radio Beach FM once a month and recording them for Access Radio.
This is my first story (in a five part series) to be published as a children’s book. I am pleased to be working with Vanessa Owens, a local artist with a passion for animals, birds, and the environment, who is able to beautifully illustrate my stories.
My monthly newsletter on the web receives tens of thousands of hits each month. I also have written two books of true stories about the birdlife within the estuary.
Illustrated by local Arts Trail artist Vanessa Owens
Kapiti Adventures of Sammy the Seal at the Waimanu Lagoon is also now available as an Ebook from Amazon.