The Blackfish Prophecy Book Release Party with author Rachel Clark
Please join us in celebrating the release of Rachel Clark's novel for young adults, The Blackfish Prophecy. The party, appropriately set for Earth Day, April 22, begins at 5pm with an informal signing and social time, followed by a reading at 6pm, followed by Q&A, more signing, refreshments, and good times! Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author during the event.
Best friends Terra and Tiluk live alongside the wild orcas of Washington State. On the other side of the continent, Miles wallows in anger and self-pity fueled by his parents' divorce. In a moment of harrowing fate, their lives converge when Miles witnesses a captive orca brutally kill his trainer at a marine amusement park. When Miles contacts Terra and her family of whale biologists to better understand the "killer" whale, the three teens soon realize they are more linked to each other - and the whales - than they every imagined. Driven by a primal urge to connect with the highly-evolved consciousness of the orca, the teens take extraordinary risks to challenge big business and renew lost traditions. Their journey is set to restore an ancient mystical bond between humans and whales that ultimately reveals The Blackfish Prophecy...a revelation about Terra - and those like her - that's about to change everything.
Author Rachel Clark is a mother, biologist, and science writer. She's covered all manner of human impacts on Earth's life support systems for science textbook companies, a government wildfire-research agency, national radio programs, online science curricula, and national magazines. In 2013, Psychology Today invited her to start her blog, Mothering Nature. Once, years ago for a college internship, Rachel had the privilege of working up close with captive dolphins and Belugas. A few weeks after the internship, she had a chance encounter with the majestic wild Southern Resident killer whales of Puget Sound. She lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she, her boys, and their father (a scientist-professor who studies the impacts of dams on wild salmon) visit the returning salmon on their epic migrations each year, and, on a few magical occasions, the wild orca who depend on those salmon. The Blackfish Prophecy is her first book.