There is no clear connection between the world's endangered wild tiger population and creative writing. Not yet, anyway. While developing my next novel project, the thought occurred: what if a story could succeed in bringing some small measure of the majesty of the wild tiger and the immediate peril it faces to the page? Not sure such a project, even if it were accomplished literary writing, would be viable in the current publishing market. The economic imperative reflects the larger problem for tigers and we writers quite neatly. Still, wouldn't it be an accomplishment if someone could create a story that helped us five-sense the issues? Recognize the moment? Understand the life-and-death choices that we must make?