Book 1 – Mermaid Rising
Jill is a 13-year-old mermaid raised all her life to be a ‘normal’ American girl. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family. On the night following her 13th birthday, she unexpectedly finds herself in the Pacific Ocean.
In this book of discovery, of what it means to be a mermaid, Jill goes on a series of adventures that help her understand who she is. Along with her are her three friends, Melanie, Cleo and Lucy, who, unlike Jill, are normal American girls. Each girl differs in their interest in mermaids, and what that means for them personally.
Book 2 – The Mermaid’s Apprentice
Melanie is a newly minted mermaid on her way to visit her Uncle Arlo, hoping to help him with his marine biology research and earn her tail. Along with Melanie on the trip is her dad and her friend Ri’Anne, who Melanie hopes will follow her in her footsteps to become a mermaid like her…
Book 3 – Title Unknown
Book 3 story’s main first draft is written. I’m in the process of the first re-write, fixing all the story elements so they fit together. Some were written before I knew how it would end, and obviously didn’t fit. And of course new elements are added in a re-write, so additional re-writes are required until it’s “done.” I know it’s done when I’m changing minor elements, such as and’s to or’s; unable to decide which works better.
The book picks up from where The Mermaid’s Apprentice ends. And completes the first series. I hadn’t planned on a series, so it isn’t obvious.
Book 4+ – Christmas Ball : A Mermaid Story
When General Washington crosses the Delaware on Christmas Eve, he does so with the aid of mermaids. In a vision, today’s President Tolvar MacLeod observes the historic event and decides to commemorate it by inviting a modern-day mermaid to his annual Christmas Ball….
Published December 2016
Book 4, 5 and 6 are planned. I have ideas, a common theme but I’ve yet to write down anything more than that. Book 4 will start on or about the first day of High School.