Thursday, September 16, 2010

A message from Douglas Carlton Abrams

Dear Friends:

I hope this email finds you thriving. Thank you so much for supporting my writing during this extraordinary year since my last novel, Eye of the Whale, was published. I was invited to speak to a conference of the Ocean Conservancy in Mexico and a water sustainability conference in the Netherlands. I also had the pleasure of being on two NPR programs, one on the Bay Area’s “Forum” with Michael Krasny, and the other with the national program, Hear and Now. The whole experience of researching and writing the book—learning about the dangers to all life, right along with my characters—has been quite an adventure. I can’t believe that the book has already been out for a year and that the paperback will be out at the end of September.

I am so excited to able to share with you that I have recently been offered a matching grant of $25,000 from a foundation to develop an educational outreach campaign using Eye of the Whale as the main outreach tool. I am hoping to raise funds from devoted readers to match this grant and support educational talks. Asking for money is always something that is uncomfortable, especially when it is my joy to give to my readers rather than to ask for their help. I hope you will see this as an opportunity to join with me, and others in the environmental movement, who care about the health of our water and our children.

The Ocean Foundation is administering the grant and has set up a donation page on their website. You may donate any amount you wish—small or large—on this page:

I want to say Thank You again, not just for reading my books, but for everything you do to help make the world a healthier, wiser, and more sustainable place for future generations!

Doug Abrams

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