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Shadow in the Sea

Readers will return to Windwaithe Island once again. When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood.

Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets an actual young merman. Unable to speak his language, Sade still longs for the warm companionship he offers, despite the locals' dire legends about merfolk and their dark magic. But her confused feelings for the impossible boy become the least of her problems when Captain Westwood's ship docks at Windwaithe. With nowhere to escape, Sade must trust in the one person who doesn't fear the merfolk. A woman who had dealings with them herself—years ago

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Amazingly Talented Young Fans

I received the most wonderful Christmas gift from a young fan named Anastasia who read and loved Forbidden Sea this year. Pictured above is the front and back view of a necklace she made for me. Isn't it stunning? Now I can carry Adrianne with me everywhere I go. Thank you so much, Anastasia, for such a beautiful and rare gift!

S0 many of Forbidden Sea's young readers are overflowing with talent. Another gift I received this year was a book of poems written by the Pickwick Society, a group of talented young writers ages 7 to 12. They read Forbidden Sea together and then decided to each write a poem about it. Afterward they presented me with a beautifully finished scrapbook of their work. I've scanned each poem and included them here so the rest of you can read and enjoy them as well.

*SPOILER WARNING* The poems are about the Forbidden Sea and sometimes give away small parts of the plot. Read at you own risk. : )

Thanks for all your hard work, Pickwick Society. I will never forget you!
And if there are any other young fans out there who have been inspired by Forbidden Sea--send me a scan of your fan art or pictures of your unique creations and I'll post some of them on this blog for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Storybook Nook Book Signing

I had so much fun at my book signing today! The Storybook Nook is a darling little independent bookstore full of fun books and toys. I was introduced to screaming flying monkey toys and let me tell you--I so want one for Christmas now. I also got to meet lots of readers and book lovers while I was there. One teenage girl had not only read Forbidden Sea and loved it, but she had created the most beautiful necklace featuring Adrianne, the main character. She offered to make one for me. If she does I'll post a picture of it on this blog. It was just amazing. The Storybook Nook had only one copy of Forbidden Sea left by the end. I'd say the event was a huge success. A big thank you to all of you who came out to meet me today.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Forbidden Sea Book Signing

For those who might be interested, I will be visiting the Storybook Nook at Gardener Village to have a book signing on December 11th. I will be there 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Those who visit with me can get their name in a drawing to win a one-of-a-kind handmade miniature mermaid necklace. I will also be handing out adorable sea creature shaped lollipops to anyone brave enough to come up and talk to me while I'm out there. Books will be available for purchase, but even if you don't buy the book, come on by and just say hello.

The Storybook Nook's address is:

100 W. 7800 S.
Jordan, UT 84088

Hope to see you all there.

(c) 2010 Sheila A. Nielson

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