Asia

A Novel Tale

Ivory Express Cover 72 dpiDuring a 1993 trip to Taiwan, I was shocked by the masses of ivory carvings I saw on display – everything from cheap key fobs to expensive single-tusk carvings. I particularly took notice because I’d been reading about the UN CITES treaty – which had banned the sale of ivory – and understood that every pair of those single-tusk carvings represented the life of an African elephant. I’d found the subject for my first novel, a little mystery/romance targeted to reach an audience that might not otherwise be aware of the potential extinction of these magnificent creatures. 

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Ivory Express – New Release! First time in print

Ivory Express Cover 72 dpiJust released, The Ivory Express is the first novel in my Taylor Kerrick Mystery Series.

A high-profile murder launches reporter Taylor Kerrick into the world of international ivory smugglers. Determined to expose the criminals and raise public awareness about the plight of endangered elephants, she sets out to follow the story across the Pacific. The only obstacle is her editor. If Ben Palasco had any idea about the threatening letters—or her ultimate plan to snare the smugglers—he’d never let her go. But even without all the facts, Ben insists on local backup and arranges for photojournalist Matt Anderson to meet her in Taiwan. Taylor bristles, but agrees—fully intending to ditch the guy—

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Rail Cruising – Korea’s Haerang Train

Wearing a blue and gold livery that instantly reminds you of luxury rail icons like the Blue Train and Rocky Mountaineer, Korea’s crisply modern Haerang takes rail touring in a different direction. While most train excursions focus on the journey rather than the destination, Haerang bills itself as a rail cruise. Read my full story, published in the August issue of Canadian Traveller magazine.

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