Posted by: John Kirk on May 27th, 2014
Got the go ahead today to let everyone have a look at the front and back covers of Discovering Cadborosaurus the new book by Paul LeBlond, Jason Walton and myself.
Jason did the cover artwork and it’s absolutely stunning. The Caddy in the illustration is a composite of various sightings. We are damn proud of this book and can’t wait until the autumn when it is released.
This book was a huge labour of love because I wanted to pay tribute to an animal that held me in its spellbinding thrall on August 16th, 2010 when I saw it swimming where the Fraser River empties into the Salish Sea. I went numb and my stepson’s dog was paralyzed when we saw it together.
If you want a copy you can go to the Hancock House Books web site and preorder. If you ave difficulty doing so, private message me. I will be more than happy to sign anybody’s copy when you get it.
Next project: Sasquatch and my second Mokele-mbembe book. The first MM book will be published online only for the time being. Needs some final touches.
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.