I am so lucky. I get to meet the best people. It always amazes me how lovely and supportive people are towards my dream of opening a Wildlife Education Centre on Bribie Island for everyone to enjoy.
I have gotten to know the lovely Janet Jackson through email and facebook. Janet writes childrens books and our very own Eric the Emu is the star of a few. Janet fell in love with Bribie Island when she came here on holidays from New South Wales. Since then she has been writing cool stories for kids to help them fall in love with our wildlife and all their exciting adventures!
I thought Janet lived close by and invited her to come and have a stall at the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival. Imagine my surprise when she argeed and told me she lived in Albury NSW! Wow.
A few weeks later I got a AWESOME email from Janet. She told me she was SO inspired by my work with my beach clean up’s that she wrote a book called Plastic Soup!
The book is aimed at pre-teens with an interest in saving the environment. The tale is set on the beautiful island of Bribie, just a stone’s throw from Brisbane Qld, AUSTRALIA. A chance meeting with a loggerhead turtle and a young person swimming in the Pumicestone Passage sparks a crusade to stop plastic harming the ocean around the Island and beyond.
Janet has even put a special dedication in the front of the book to ME!!!!!
I hope you will all purchase a book at the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival or on line as Janet has now decided to donate the profits from the sale from Plastic Soup to Wildlife Emergency to assist us with making my dream come true. A Wildlife Education Centre on Bribie Island.
Here is the link to purchase Plastic Soup!
Now how special is Janet! What a lovely and amazing person. I am still in shock! I cant wait to meet her in person and give her a HUGE hug! She will also be doing a reading on the day of the Wildlife Festival so please make sure you come along and met this very special lady. I am at a loss at what else to say. I am just blown away by the support and such generosity from people.
It is when people are SO NICE that I realise I am making a difference. I can change the world even if it is a little bit at a time. People do love and appreciate our amazing widlife and marine animals and together we can make a difference.