Following on from the woodland launch of La Loba Speaks for Wolf from Bx3, Burning Eye Books, I decided to join the Wolf Conservation Center fundraiser, Run Like A Wolf.
The idea was to raise support for this charity by running 3 miles a day throughout August... and to collect sponsorship for their wolf sanctuary in New York State. I'm not in a good position to run three miles a day, but I could definitely walk three miles a day, so this is what I did.
The good news is that, thanks to the generosity of my sponsors, I'm just about to send £185 in sponsorship money for the New York wolves and their exciting programme of breeding rare species, such as Mexican wolves to reintroduce them back into their natural habitat in New Mexico and beyond.
The front cover of my book carries a photograph of one of the Wolf Conservation Center's Mexican she-wolves (also known as a loba) in full howl. The poems in the pages are not only such a call to the wild, but also a call for rewilding. The cover price (£8) of each copy I sell, includes a 25% donation to the work of the Wolf Conservation Center.
Here's a video from the Center of one of their gorgeous Mexican wolves and a 'wolf bird' raven - looking for all the world like one of Aesop's fables.
To find more about my La Loba, check out my book page here: .https://www.susantaylor.co.uk/books
and the show here: https://www.susantaylor.co.uk/la-loba
All in all, I'm proud to say that we've raised £295 for the Mexican wolves in the first six months of the life of this new poetry book of mine.