Ila France Porcher has been named one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading“!

The author was a finalist in The Author Show 2011 Contest “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” based on her radio interview with the show’s host, Don McCauley. Now that voting has concluded, Porcher has made the cut and is one of the 50 Great Writers, joining fellow SBPRA author Anita Waggoner. Porcher and her work will be featured in the 2011 book “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading,” which shares the authors’ stories of how they achieved their success.

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Porcher has been dubbed the “Jane Goodall of Sharks” for her work revealing the gentler, intelligent side of sharks, as well as her efforts to protect the animals from the cruel practice of finning, particularly in Polynesia, where the custom has now been successfully banned. Her memoir, My Sunset Rendezvous, is a story set underwater, in which the main characters are sharks; from 1995 to 2009, the author lived in Tahiti and established a never before achieved intimacy with the reef sharks of the island. This is a thrilling true story that will also hopefully help to save these sharks from extinction.

Porcher was recently interviewed on a Florida CBS television station where she discussed the fate of sharks in Florida. The author also contributed to filmmaker Shannon Sparks’ documentary on shark intelligence. Both clips can be viewed on her website

A return visit to her native Canada was also featured in the local newspaper

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“Whenever a shark dies, somewhere in the world, the sand advances.”