There’s an exciting new nonfiction project that I’ve been working on for a while, and I think the time is finally right to share some of the details here.
I know that there are plenty of trained-sea-mammal books out there, but I believe this story from South Florida is truly exceptional. For one thing, the dolphin I’m writing about has attained a level of athletic skill that, frankly, is far beyond anything you’re going to see at your average marine park. And unless I’m naive about the goings-on at the Sea Worlds of the world, nobody is placing bets on the animals that perform there.
But the thing that really strikes me about this project is how — for all the high-speed, high-stakes action — the aquatic star of the story participates simply for the enjoyment of the sport. (Well, for that, and for a few sardines.) And that’s why I’m titling it Jai Alai: Fun with a Porpoise.
I don’t use this one often, but sometimes it’s just the only thing to say: LMFAO about that title.
I’ll bet all the aquatic mammal sports fans watching from the beach really get into that, too! It seems like it would be great for all intense sand porpoises. ;-)