Queenie: One Elephant’s Story – from the Warrandyte Diary to The Wall Street Journal
In August 2006 when an article was published about ‘Queenie: One Elephant’s Story’ in the Warrandyte Diary I never dreamed there would one day be a review on the book, in The Wall Street Journal.
Since Queenie’s hardcover publication and launch at the Melbourne Museum in 2006, the paperback release and launch at the Melbourne Zoo in January last year and the US release last month, articles have appeared in many newspapers, magazines and journals. There have been radio interviews and both launches were televised on the Channel 9 News, but in all of this, I never imagined news of a children’s book about an elephant who lived and died so long ago in Melbourne, would find a place in one of the best known newspapers in the world.
So my message today, is to never give up on anything you believe in. From the moment I heard about Queenie, I knew her story had to be told and I knew I would write it, it was as simple and as painful as that. As I say in my dedication ‘I would like to dedicate this book to her memory, so that she can go on living for many more generations in the hearts of us all.’