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Else B in the Sea at The Marine Mammal Center! Children's Picture Book Biography Launch Event on World Ocean Day

Thrilled 🎉 to be celebrating World Ocean Day (Saturday 6/8/24) at one of my favorite places -- The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA -- with a noon reading and launch of our NEW picture book biography, Else B. in the Sea - The Woman who Painted the Wonders of the Deep! (Abrams/Cameron Kids). Gorgeous ocean illustrations by Melodie Stacey.

If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by and say hello AND see the pups that have been rescued and are being rehabilitated for their release back to the ocean.

Admission to the Center is free - just reserve a spot online at The Marine Mammal Center.

Book reading PLUS a free drawing of a signed book AND handouts of fun craft activities to take home!

The children's book features the pioneering artist, Else Bostelmann, who painted never – before – seen bioluminescent creatures described by scientist, William Beebe, on his 1930s bathysphere expeditions off the coast of Bermuda for the department of tropical research (now the The Wildlife Conservation Society.

Else even painted underwater to understand the effect of different depths of ocean water on the appearance of color.

I was inspired to write the true stories of ASTRO THE STELLER SEA LION and HONEY GIRL THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL by the amazing work done at The Marine Mammal Center.


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