It’s a Turtle-tastic day for this blog, which I began almost 3 years ago.
In that time I’ve written about marathon running, dementia, mental health and a lot more besides.
Today, on World Turtle Day, I’m thrilled to write that my children’s story book, Tuamor the Turtle, is to be an official charity partner to the UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society.
It’s been an incredible journey from first writing a much shortened version of the story for a primary class environmental project, to deciding to commission illustrations and publish, which was completed only six months ago.
Now I’m about to order a second print run of the book, there’s a fabulous video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJVej9A852Q, created by the book’s illustrator Mark Hannon, and the website has been brilliantly redesigned at http://www.tuamortheturtle.com by Laura Joint.
Best of all, in the last six months I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking to children at schools across Devon about this story and why Tuamor’s “love our world” message is so important. The enthusiasm, genuine concern and creative imagination they’ve shown to try and help raise awareness has been memorable, inspiring and gives me great hope for the future.
I’d say that’s pretty turtle-tastic!