My next book will not be a work fiction, though some will doubtless read it as such.
Since 2003, I have off and on been involved in a long project with an old friend of mine. Rosemary Lombard, nee Douglas, emailed me the day before Thanksgiving those many years ago, telling me a bit about her colony of turtles and tortoises. She gradually let me in on her very private project of teaching them to do quite humanoid things—like drawing pictures, reading, and other things We humans like to think only we can do.
Now, for the first time, I’m making public a short film showing her turtles (and tortoises) in action. This 33-minute piece can be viewed on YouTube, under the title “Rosemary’s Turtles.”
Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wODXEXZ3qNs
I’ve finished a draft of the book and expect to have it ready for publication in the not-too-distant future.
Paul Enns Wiebe