Hello, my name is James Carmody. I am the author of 'The Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins', 'Dolphin-Child' and 'Midnight Dolphin'. All three books form the Dolphin-Child Trilogy about a girl called Lucy Parr and the special ability she has to communicate with a dolphin called Spirit.
I was born in 1967 and so am in my late forties . I live in London with my wife and daughter. I was inspired to write about dolphins when we visited Zanzibar (off the coast of Tanzania) in the summer of 2010. We went on a dolphin watching trip one day from a small village down the coast from Stone Town.
I thought that this would be an amazing experience in which we swam with dolphins who would come up to us and greet us. Instead there were any number of tourist boats pursuing a pod of dolphins. Every time dolphins would surface, the boats would all buzz over to them them and all the tourists would pile into the water to be able to say that they had swum with dolphins.
I felt rather uncomfortable about the whole experience and felt that we were harassing the dolphins more than communing with them. Afterwards I thought, 'What if it really were possible to communicate with dolphins?'
I have also put up a factual website about dolphins called 'Dolphins for Kids'. Do pay it a visit!
This is the last book in the Dolphin Child Trilogy in which Lucy finally learns her fate, and that of her mother Megan. As Christmas approaches, will she find the Trinity Caves in time and discover their secret?
What is the special connection between 12 year old Lucy Parr and a young dolphin called Spirit? What are 'Dolphin Children'? This is the follow up to the compelling 'Girl Who Dreamt of Dolphins' and the second of the Dolphin Child trilogy.
Twelve year old Lucy Parr has dreamt of dolphins all her life. Following her mothers' death, she realises that she is not just dreaming of dolphins, but has a unique gift that enables her to communicate with them as well. This realisation leads her on an adventure which will change her life forever. This compelling novel is the first of the 'Dolphin Child' trilogy.
'A Christmas to Remember' is an intriguing story of parental love, loneliness and redemption, set against the background of a frosty Christmas Eve. Worth reading at any time of year, not just Christmas!