Public Market coming up!

Next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is the annual Juneau Public Market–come visit the Spot the Whale booth! We’ll have cards, books, magnets, mugs, pendants, hand-painted ornaments, and more.

If you can’t make it to the market, and you’d like to order some of our gifts and artwork, contact us, or visit

See you there!

spotthewhale public market spotthewhale ornaments spotthewhale pendants

Upcoming event: Kids’ program!


This Saturday, we’ve been invited by the Juneau Public Libraries to do a kids’ program as part of Alaska Authors Month. Kathy will be reading the book, sharing some experiences from the illustration and writing process, and leading a kids’ art activity in which kids will get to design their own whale flukes. There should also be an opportunity to buy the book, and to get it signed. Cheryl is currently in Little Port Walter tagging fish, but she might make it back in time… 

So here are the particulars:

  • Where: Mendenhall Valley Public Library
  • When: Saturday, October 19, 1 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Send an email to if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Sighting Spot


When You See Flukes has been out in the world for a couple of weeks now, and it has been delightful to see where it’s traveling. A great example: we just received a wonderful email from Pat and Mike Conchatre, who bought the book during a whalewatch tour in Juneau last month. When they returned home and went through their photos from the tour, they discovered that one set of flukes looked very familiar: They belong to Spot, the “cover whale” for the book! I’ve posted their wonderful photo of Spot’s flukes above. 

Since both Cheryl and I have been in the Glacier Bay area all summer, we’ve not had a chance to see any of our familiar Juneau whales. Seeing Spot’s photo was like hearing good news about an old friend. Thanks, Pat and Mike! 

At last!

Our new children’s book, When You See Flukes, is here! It’s a 32-page, full color, illustrated book for primary-grade children (but you’ll find plenty in there to interest older kids and adults as well!) To order individual copies, email us. Or if you’re interested in retailing the book, contact our distributor, Taku Graphics.