Saturday, 30 November 2013

Plight of the Rhino

A few months ago I was invited to contribute a story to the first charity anthology by Springbok Publications. Each story in the book is about a different animal and I chose to write mine about the hyena – a much maligned animal.

I spent many hours researching and many more writing the story. I can honestly say I really put my heart and soul into it and I was over the moon when it was accepted.

The book is now available to buy on Amazon UK and Amazon.

After each story and poem, there is some information about the animal featured. And the animals include the Scottish Wild Cat, Hyena, Cheetah, Eagle and of course, the Rhino.

Rhinos are endangered. If action isn’t taken now, in a little over ten years they will be extinct. It is a tragedy the way people are gradually wiping out the other creatures on this planet. I think we’ve all seen the image of that awful woman posing with the beautiful lion she’d just killed. How can anyone do that? It’s beyond my understanding.

A minimum of £1 will be donated to Save the Rhino from the sale of each book, but it is likely to be more as all profits from the sales will be donated.

The illustrations are lovely and the cover artwork is stunning.




For the next few evenings there is an online launch party on Facebook starting at 19.30, so please come along and say hello (you don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to, but it would be nice to see you there). Josephine from Save the Rhino International will be joining in at some point too.


12 comments:

  1. That is a lovely cover. You're right it is terrible we're destrying so many creatures, either directly by killing them or indirectly by destroying their habitat.

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    1. It is so sad, Patsy. When you say about habitat, the orang utan immediately springs to mind. What those poor creatures suffer, Man has a lot to answer for x

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  2. I saw a rhino on a safari I went on in Kenya with my daughter when she was fifteen. They are amazing creatures.

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    1. That must have been an absolutely wonderful experience, Wendy! :-) x

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  3. Ohh best of luck, Teresa. Popping over to Facebook page now. Caroline x

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    1. Thank you! Party has been postponed till Monday I think though, Caroline :-) x

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  4. Hi Teresa, I watched the baby orphan orangutangs today. Such a shame we're destroying the rain forests where they live as well. Love the cover of the book, will take a look later at the book. Love the new kitten as well. And, your cake story was fab. I read it while driving over the Welsh mountains, well, Alan was, I was reading. Lovely story.xx

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    1. Heartbreaking isn't it, Suzy!

      Thank you for saying about the story - very glad to hear Alan was driving over the lovely Welsh mountains :-) x

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  5. This looks like a beautiful book, Teresa, and all my family will be moved by these stories. We'll look forward to reading it very much. xx

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  6. Hi! May I ask you a question about your dog? If you could email me that would be great!
    –Shaye
    shayewalsh1@gmail.com

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    1. Intriguing! I have emailed you, Shaye x

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