10-12-2013 08:29 AM - edited 10-12-2013 08:30 AM
I'm so excited to welcome today Diane Hammond author of Friday's Harbor. Here's something you may not know about Diane, she was Keiko the Killer Whale's spokesperson from 1996-1998. When I asked her about her role here's what she said––"...It was my privilege to tell his remarkable story to thousands of journalists. What writer wouldn’t jump at the prospect of spending two years watching this amazing animal regain his health and prepare for his return to the wild?..."
Read her entire interview below and then enter the contest for your very own copy of the novel.
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Hannah the elephant is thriving in her new home, peacemaker Truman Levy is the new director of the Max L. Biedelman Zoo, and life in Bladenham, Washington, has finally settled down . . . or has it? From his eccentric aunt Ivy, Truman learns of the plight of a desperately sick, captive killer whale named Friday...
Can you tell us about your relationship to Keiko, the star of Free Willy.
Was there one particular catalyst that first ignited and then fueled those aspirations?
Does this happen to you. Is there a particular story that you’re reminded of?
Does your public persona differ from your writing persona?