Langley Whale Center putting spotlight on authors June 22

Langley Whale Center invites the community to meet authors at the “Spotlight on Local Authors” event as part of Orca Action Month.

This is a casual meet and greet from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 105 Anthes Ave., Langley. It will feature books by Sharon Mentyka, Rebecca Pillsbury, Sandra Pollard, Howard Garrett, Monika Wieland-Shields, David Neiwert, Dave Anderson, Diane Knolls, Rachel Clark, Gina Sequera, Beth Hall, Casson Trenor, Dana Lyons, Rick Wood and M. Ferguson Powers.

Sharon Mentyka and Rebecca Pillsbury will be available to sign books and answer questions.

Mentyka is the author of the young adult fiction book “Chasing at the Surface,” the story of a young girl’s encounters with orcas in Dye’s Inlet and how she adapts to changes in her family life.

Pillsbury is the author of 2018’s “Guided by Whales,” an exploration of career paths and passion projects that have been inspired by interactions with whales. The Langley Whale Center’s Gift Shop features works by Sandra Pollard, author of 2014’s “Puget Sound Whales for Sale” and her new book released in 2019 — “A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity: The Fight to Bring Lolita Home.”

Also available is the new book “Endangered Orcas” by Monika Wieland Shields from Orca Behavior Institute. The book explains what has been learned about endangered Southern Resident Orcas and how people can help.

For information about the whale center, contact Wendy Sines at langleywhalecenter@whidbey.com or leave a message at 360-221-7505.

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