“When Whales Watch is the story of unforgettable characters on an exhilarating race towards a life-changing event. I was on the edge of my seat.”
–Ophelia London, author of Playing at Love and Abby Road
“[When Whales Watch] is a well written, fine short story. I am much impressed with your whale research. It is accurate and lends great veracity to the story. I have nothing but compliments for you and great respect for the time and discipline required to produce . . .
a series. Well done!!”
–Stan Waterman, five-time Emmy winning producer and underwater cinematographer
The Prequel to Book Two
Winner, Silver – Global E-Book Award
Can whales watch the humans who watch them? Miranda Jones is convinced they can and do. She’s looking forward to her day of whale-watching off California’s Central Coast. In preparation for a painting commission, she’ll be photographing the migrating gray whales. Yet even while the boat plies the coastal waters, she senses a presence below the waves, one that speaks to her heart.
Miranda loves her new hometown Milford-Haven, set within the undiscovered beauty of California’s Central Coast. And she’s always wanted to explore the lovely mariners’ town Morro Bay, just a few miles south, where she enjoys meeting Captain Wallace, owner of the boat excursion company To-Morro-Today.
The day-trip starts out peacefully enough. But the tables are turned when a whale of a different species turns out to be watching her. A rogue boat out of control . . . a rogue whale out of his normal location . . . what happens next will blow you right out of the water!
“I am only a few chapters into your work, but felt impelled to report how enjoyable AND informative is the read. I knew very little about the whale species. Already, you have increased my knowledge of this fascinating mammal at least ten-fold. Your personification of the mother whale is brilliant writing – in my humble opinion. I can read in your story the love and fascination you have for these great fellow creatures. No doubt, I will fully share that feeling by the novel’s end. On the human side you get how guys think and talk. Glad to have the book handy on my iPad.” — David S. Sands, Los Angeles, California
Though the e-book stands alone, it also introduces Book 2 of the Milford-Haven Novels, the critically acclaimed, popular series, a multi-generational saga. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.
Don’t miss the story before the story . . . the short story that happens right before Book Two, Where the Heart Lives.
Check out this Whale Tale by Mara:
Whales’ Tales by the Dock of the Bay
“I listened to the audiobook of When Whales Watch, and really enjoyed it. (With audio) you write the words but I get to paint the picture. It sure helps when you write the way you do. I think you have captured the Central Coast in all its magnificence. Keep up the good work.”
– Geoff Thielst, Director, Marine Diving Technologies, Santa Barbara City College
President, Association of Commercial Diving Educators
Available as an E-Book (see below).
|Available as an Audio Book.
Click play to listen to the 3-minute trailer:
Mara’s Research whale watching in Southern California, featured in prequel short story “When Whales Watch”
Mara Purl – AZTV Interview discussing her short story “When Whales Watch”