How Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish Was Made
Today I’ve posted the video that describes the making of Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish. Margie Carroll and and I teamed up to showcase the life of a polar bear cub that comes to realize she isn’t like everybody else in the arctic. Her mother tries to console her but she also turns to her other arctic friends for reassurance and confirmation. It’s a feel good story that will introduce young people to one of natures most charismatic and beautiful animals and tells a positive tale that inspires acceptance of others that are different.
It’s a book that Margie and I are self publishing This is a big day for us both. I’ve published seventeen books to date, all with so called normal publishers. But this book is different. With Margie and I self publishing this title it means we have full control. No longer will we have to accept the publisher not promoting our book in any way. Our first trade show is the Association of Zoos and Aquariums where we’ll be talking to people about Portia, polar bears in general and helping Polar Bears International staff their booth. It will be a great way to jump start the christmas season and get the word circulating about Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish.
We hope you can all help us do that. One way will be to sign up on the Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish Facebook Fan Page. We’re planning a unique opportunity for all of you who love polar bears, are concerned about how the warming climate will affect these amazing animals and want to help raise funding for all the projects Polar Bears International is supporting through Research, Stewardship and Education. We’re calling it the Portia Readers. We’re currently working on this program but in short it will consist of individuals taking Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish in to the neighborhood and hosting readings to the local children. Stay tuned and chime in on Portia’s Facebook Page if you would be interested in this unique opportunity.