Joanne C. Hillhouse

marlene lopez

Joanne C. Hillhouse is the Antiguan and Barbudan author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Fish Outta Water, Musical Youth, With Grace, and Oh Gad! Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in various international journals and anthologies. Joanne lives in Antigua and from there she freelances across borders as a writer, editor, writing coach, and workshop/course facilitator; and runs the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize writing program. She is the author of Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure (Caribbean Reads Publishing). When an Arctic seal named Dolphin finds himself far from home in the warm Caribbean Sea, he has to rely on new friends for help. Will he make his way back to his Arctic home? This book includes a short story and a puzzle. The story of Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, was inspired by Wadadli, a young male hooded seal that left its home in the North Atlantic and found himself stranded in the Caribbean Sea just off the island of Antigua. He was rescued by the Coast Guard of Antigua and Barbuda, and like Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, he was returned to his home by plane.