Yes I've always loved mermaids. I grew up in the 'real' version of Seaview, only a block away from the resort, and mermaids have fascinated me my whole life. I was toying with the idea of this story-how to make the genre adult and sexy and realistic- when I had an encounter with a shark while surfing, and aside from being absolutely terrified, I was also inspired by the fact that this vicious man-eater hadn't eaten me. I went home that night, blogged about it, and two hours later, I was writing for real-lol after I snapped out of my shock, that is.
Ariel gave up her voice to become a human. What would you give up if offered the opportunity to be a mermaid?
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I'm looking forward to reading THE MARKED ONES even more now, and hope everyone else is as well!