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A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells Reference Book

“A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” is a reference book for Southern California sea shells.

I wrote “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” after realizing that all the shell books I found were shells of the world or the South Pacific, but that there was no sea shell book about Southern California shells.  It took 3 1/2 years of researching the shells before I wrote this book.  I learned interesting and fun facts like mussels live 20 years and there is a silhouette of an owl inside a Giant Owl Limpet shell!  

I painted the watercolor illustrations of the shells from sea shells I found on San Diego beaches. The name of each shell and interesting information about each shell is added in calligraphy.  The illustrations share fun information as well as the names of the shell. In the back of the book are pages of photographs I took of sea shells.  


Using “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells”, the next time you pick up a shell on the beach you will be able to find out about the shell in your hand!   Take a moment and order your copy for the summer!




HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR COPY OF “A GUIDE TO SAN DIEGO SEA SHELLS” YET?  It is a wonderful book filled with watercolor sea shell illustrations, educational information & photographs of shells, too.  Adults & kids both love this book!

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May I be happy, may I be well, may I be safe, may I be peaceful & at ease.  & when life breaks me open in places, may it be to allow me to see the beauty of this world more clearly.  May I hold on with grace.  May I stay on track to following my dreams.  May I have hope as light as a feather on the wind, but as strong as a sea worn boulder by-the-sea.  May I go with with the flow of life easily & be embraced with love from Mother Earth.  May I see magic where ever I go.