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.
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.