Why Merminia?

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I have always been fascinated by mythical creatures, especially mermaids.  Mermaids are often portrayed as either wanting the attention of humans or lying in wait to lure them to an untimely death. I wanted to create a story where these creatures who are half human in appearance would behave more like humans than aimless fish with human faces.

I became involved in the idea of a beautiful and yet deadly world beneath the waves, where merfolk behave much in the same way as people.

War, love, deceit, and self-discovery are part of the human experience. I wanted to incorporate these issues into a vivid and magical underwater landscape.

Mermaids are supposed to be intriguing because of their pleasing features. Too often beauty is assigned to mere physical attributes. I hope in this story I have done my best to make these characters beautiful based on their choices and their merit.

I truly believe that books are a way to both escape and find ourselves at the same time. I hope that you will find escape and beauty in Merminia, a young adult fantasy book.


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