Posted by on June 3, 2022

It’s been a long time between messages, but I am relieved to say that FIRE: A Message from the Edge of Climate Catastrophe is finally finished, and with the typesetter. In the coming weeks there will be more news and I’ll start sharing pre-release pieces too. And, we have a release date set: October 27, 2022. Everyone on my mailing list will have access to the book four weeks before.

In the meantime, I want to share another story with you. This one is by a dear friend, Melody Horrill. A gorgeous human I have known for some 20+ years.

Melody has just released a personal account of her relationship with a remarkable disfigured, solitary dolphin called Jock, who lived in Adelaide’s Port River.

As a young woman, Melody developed a deep friendship with Jock. That friendship helped her heal from a childhood wracked by extreme domestic violence. Jock taught her how to love and find hope again, and to connect with the natural world.

A dolphin called Jock delivers a powerful story of love and healing, and the close connection between humans and nature.

A few days ago Melody told me ‘I think as humans, we feel disconnected with nature when, in fact, we are very much a part of it. We need to protect it for our own well being and that of other wonderful creatures we share this planet with.’

This book was painful yet wonderful to write. I did it for two reasons – to let people know about the Port River dolphins, their plight and why we need to protect them and, in fact, marine mammals around the world. I also wanted to offer a ray of light to young men and women trapped in the shadows of domestic violence. I want young people to know that they can reclaim their power, find their voice.’

Melody has delivered in spades. I read half of A dolphin called Jock in one sitting last night. I couldn’t put it down. I loved it so much I wanted to share this gem with you today.

A dolphin called Jock is effortless, beautiful, and genuinely poignant.


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