As a writer, I find myself drawn to the magical world of mermaids, or “shifters” as I sometimes refer to them. For those who may be unfamiliar with the term “shifter,” it has its roots in the idea of shape-shifting, where these enchanting beings transform between their human and aquatic forms. Writing about these fascinating creatures is not only an exercise in creativity but also a philosophical exploration of human nature and our connection to the world around us.
One of the reasons I adore writing about mermaids and mermen is the element of mystery and wonder they evoke. This mystical allure is woven throughout my Mermaid Curse Series, which follows the adventures of twins Alysa and Allie as they uncover secrets about their past, their lineage, and the curse that has plagued their ancestors for generations. Each book in the series adds a new layer of intrigue, as Alysa and Allie discover their ties to the underwater world and the supernatural forces that both guide and threaten their lives.
The Mermaid Curse Series serves as a testament to the philosophical aspects of mermaids and mermen, as it delves into themes of identity, destiny, and the power of love. As “shifters,” these beings embody the fluidity of change and adaptation, reflecting our human capacity for growth and transformation. Their dual existence in both the human and aquatic worlds highlights the interconnectedness of all living things and our shared responsibility to protect our environment.
Additionally, the Mermaid Curse Series explores the power of sisterhood, love, and the strength that comes from embracing one’s true self. Alysa and Allie’s journey to discover their mermaid heritage not only reveals the rich tapestry of their ancestry but also allows them to confront their deepest fears and find the courage to persevere. It is this deeply human element of their story that makes the Mermaid Curse Series so relatable and captivating.
But beyond the philosophical underpinnings of mermaid and merman lore, the world-building in my series offers an opportunity to explore the fantastical aspects of these creatures. Their magical abilities, underwater kingdoms, and ancient traditions provide a vivid and imaginative backdrop for the story, allowing me to flex my creative muscles and transport readers to a realm where the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur.
Writing about mermaids and mermen also allows me to delve into the rich cultural history and mythology surrounding these beings. Across cultures, mermaid and merman legends have captivated our imaginations, serving as symbols of beauty, danger, and the allure of the unknown. By incorporating these myths into my storytelling, I attempt to create a narrative tapestry that is both familiar and fresh, bridging the gap between ancient lore and modern fantasy. You will have to let me know if I have succeeded!
My passion for writing about mermaids and mermen is fueled by a desire to explore the philosophical aspects of these magical beings, as well as the opportunity to create an immersive world that captures the imagination. The Mermaid Curse Series weaves together elements of mythology, fantasy, and human emotion to create a narrative that has resonated with many readers. So if you’re ready to take the plunge into a world filled with adventure, mystery, and mermaid magic, I invite you to dive into the Mermaid Curse Series today.