07/11/2018: "Author At Whale Museum July 16"
Monday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, join Bainbridge Island author Rebecca Pillsbury as she discusses her latest book, Guided by Whales. Written as a story compilation, the book is an exploration of career paths and passion projects undertaken by people who saw a whale and were never again the same.
Hear the stories of artists, activists, authors, filmmakers, marine biologists, naturalists, nonprofit administrators, and more who have dedicated their lives to advocating for cetaceans. Their inspirational stories segue into messages of conservation, education, and Native wisdom. Collectively, they aim to inspire action on behalf of these magnificent beings.
Though one of her childhood fantasies was to have superhuman powers that allowed her to travel instantaneously around the globe -or at the very least, fly- it is Rebecca’s distinctly human persona that causes strangers and dogs alike to want to be her new best friend. With a commitment to spreading joy and inspiring others to let go of shame and let shine their light, Rebecca unabashedly reveals her own vulnerability so that others may feel safe exploring their own.
Rebecca was a prize winner in Christine Kloser’s 2013 Transformational Author Writing Contest and has been featured on Viki Winterton’s Write Now Radio! program alongside top literary experts and publishing professionals. She currently resides in Bainbridge Island, WA, though you may not find her there year-round -a vagabond spirit cannot be tamed.
Rebecca is a certified marine naturalist, award-winning memoirist, and lover of all animals from land and sea (but especially partial to those weighing over 400 pounds). Through her publishing company, Duende Press, she helps business leaders, adventure travelers, celebrities, and others tell their transformational stories.
You could look for her frolicking in forests or careening on rocks by the sea, but you’ll have a better chance following her at www.findingecstasy.com.