While teaching first grade at All Saints Cathedral School (school referenced in Mer), I had a dream about a mermaid wearing Victorian clothing pushing a pram (fancy British word for stroller). The next day at work I shared the dream with a co-worker. I am a huge C.S. Lewis fan, and I read somewhere that his inspiration for writing the Chronicles of Narnia came from a dream he had about a fawn in a forest with parcels. I thought to myself – this might be my C.S. Lewis moment, so I decided to write a book that reverse engineered a reason why mermaids would wear Victorian clothes. Ta-da!
The eBook is now available on Amazon. If you like the feel of tangible objects, you can pre-order the book now and it will be shipped to you by December of 2022. The audiobook can be pre-ordered and available for download Dec 2022.
Yes! The home in the book is based on my family home in U.S. Virgin Islands. While not located in Sorgenfri, our family home looks out on Magens Bay. You can book our family home on AirBNB or use the connect tab on the website to book a private retreat or special occasion.
Garden Street, St. Thomas USVI