Proud, me? Aw, c’mon, how could you tell??
Jessica plans to attend Coastal Carolina University, where she will major in Marine Science with a concentration in marine mammals and coral reef ecology & conservation. The photograph pictured on her cake represents the day, at age 10, when she decided to become a marine scientist! She & I were visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and I had arranged for us to be “dolphin trainers for a day”—an exclusive all-day excursion where we learned about dolphin physiology, social interaction, and training. I was hooked by the unique experience...and little did I realize then how much she had been hooked too.
She also is a talented artist. Earlier this year she won Silver Key designation in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition for her white-charcoal drawing titled “Reality.” Much more recently, I commissioned her to draw the interior art for my latest novel. Stay tuned to this blog for the unveiling of the book’s title & cover, as well as samples of her art for the project, on June 4th!
This wouldn’t be a true issue of The Dawnflier if I didn’t mention the winner of my monthly contest for an ebook copy of Dawnflight. Please join me in congratulating Jane, who already has been notified! She is the first winner of a copy featuring the gorgeous new cover design, and I am happy to report that the updated print edition is now available for sale too.
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