Off and running

It’s been a hectic three weeks since “Last Chain” landed in bookstores. did a huge story about the book, and I was thrilled to see that 2,600 readers chose to share the story. I headed to Nashville for a book-signing at Parnassus, an interview with NewsChannel5, an appearance before a women’s club and a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary … Read More

Children convince Idaho town to ban circus animal acts

Ketchum, Idaho’s City Council is taking steps to ban circus acts involving wild animals. The nearby Sun Valley City Council is considering the same. Why? Because a group of students from the local Sage School told them they had no interest in watching wild animals perform gratuitous tricks. “One of the circus industry’s biggest arguments is that kids like us … Read More

Just ban bullhooks

New York City officials stirred a minor brouhaha last month when they barred Universoul Circus from exhibiting its tigers and elephants during a recent series of appearances. The city said new rules require circuses to acquire a permit to use exotic animals, then turned down Universoul’s permit request on grounds that the tigers’ cages were too small and the elephants … Read More

My New Book Arrives July 22

*** We are getting ready to tell you more about my new book, Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top. I’ll provide updates and news here in my blog. Take a look at the other pages on this web site to find out more about Billie.