JESSICA THERRIEN

From Imagination To Publication

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My First Children's Book - THE LONELIEST WHALE

Happy Book Release Day to ME!!!

THE LONELIEST WHALE, my first children's book, is available TODAY!! It's a story I've had in my heart for a long time, and it was inspired by a real whale. If you haven't heard of The Loneliest Whale, feel free to look him up, I'm sure you'll quickly fall in love with him. I did, and with that I felt compelled to write him a happy ending.



I first heard of the whale in a BBC article my husband showed me:

In 1989 US Naval ships were using hydrophones called SOSUS to pick up enemy submarine signals. Instead of finding enemy ships, they picked up strange whale songs. One specific whale song in fact.

This specific whale was calling out at a frequency not used by any other whale. It's song was different, identifying him as one of a kind.
"It is perhaps difficult to accept that if this was a whale, that there could have been only one of this kind in this large oceanic expanse," Watkins and his colleagues wrote. "Yet in spite of comprehensive careful monitoring year-round, only one call with these characteristics has been found anywhere, and there has been only one source each season."
The Loneliest Whale has made quite a name for himself. In fact, a foundation called 52 The Search went on an oceanic voyage to find the whale. They'll be releasing their documentary in the fall.


So, after four years of reading children's books to these cute little munchkins, I'm finally releasing my own. It's a relief to know my biggest critics are huge fans of my story. My oldest has been carrying it around for days, and I couldn't be happier.

This is for you, my boys!




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The Loneliest Whale visit:




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17 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. I had no idea there was a whale with a unique voice like that. Congratulations, Jessica!

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    1. Thanks Alex!! I was so busy visiting blogs I forgot to visit my own and reply to comments, lol!

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  2. Congrats, Jessica. It looks like such a cute book.

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  3. I love it! The illustrations look adorable. Maybe I'll order this one into my library, eh?

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    1. That would be AWESOME! The illustrator is a high school friend of mine. We had a lot of fun doing this :)

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    2. Okay! Now that it's been two weeks... I'm off to make the request. (And about time!) =)

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  4. Congrats on the release! I love the pictures of your little ones with your book. So sweet.

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  5. Really cute idea for a children's book and love the illustrations! Best of luck with it. ;)

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  6. Congratulations - I love the cover.

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  7. Congratulations - I love the cover.

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  8. What an excellent idea for a children's book. Love the cover. I feel bad for the whale though!

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  9. Congratulations on your book. The story sounds interesting. Good that you were able to give the whale a happy ending, even if it's in fiction.

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  10. Congrats on the book! It looks so good.

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