In case it wasn’t clear when I made my post about Cinderella, one of my major weaknesses is for fairy tales! So when I was given the opportunity to be a part of a boxed set of entirely Little Mermaid retellings, I was completely on board!
I’ve loved Ariel since I was really small. The Little Mermaid was my favourite Disney film growing up (though in my adulthood it has been overtaken by Tangled) and I was obsessed. For my tenth birthday, we went to Orlando (a long long way from drizzly Northern England) and I still have a photo of it. In it, ten-year-old me is wearing an Ariel outfit, complete with sparkly tail (and my brother and cousin dressed as Thing One and Thing Two from the Cat in the Hat). That year my Mum also bought me a tiny silver Ariel pendant. It remains one of my prized possessions.
But that’s not all that interesting when you want to know about my book instead! My story is called Balanced Scales and incorporates a lot of the more traditional elements of the original tale (including mermaids not having any souls). There’ll still be romance, but most of the focus will be on Mari working out how to save her soul – and those of the other mermaids.
Did I mention there’s going to be a pet seal involved?
And if you want to see some teasers, join my Facebook Group!
And if you want to try a mermaid read of mine before that, check out my co-written book, Ocean’s Serenade:
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