An Ever Changing Universe
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The Mermaids Grandson follows Daikini’s search for answers and her startling connection to merfolk. What was your inspiration for the setup to this intriguing story?
I have always been fascinated with sea creatures, real as well as fictional. Mermaids have often been depicted as fragile creatures that are not very intelligent. Much like women are sometimes portrayed. Since all of my writing celebrates strong women that face serious consequences, or obstacles, I decided to create Mermaids that have also evolved into power inspirations to writers, artists, musicians. They are the twenty first century muses that have always been around us in various forms.
Daikini is a fascinating character of depth and intelligence. What were some themes that drove her character development?
Dakini is on the natural rites of passage path. Like so many young adults who are struggling with finding their identity in an ever changing universe, Dakini must learn about her past to create her future. I hoped to portray the same desire that not only all of us have experienced, but also to include juxtaposition with Dakini’s ancestors.
I enjoyed the detailed explanation of mermaids in this book. Did you do any research on the subject before writing?
Research! Research! Research! In all of my four novels I am determined to not only write a good story, but also to include historical and literary details that the reader may not know. From everything that begins with settings, to how the characters are influenced by social, and historical has to be accurate. Researching mermaids did give me a greater range of imagination. Although there are literary millions of articles on mermaids, since none of them are true facts, I was able to include my own interpretation which I hope distinguishes it from any other mermaid fantasy story.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
Currently I am writing my fifth novel, High Tea With Ophelia. It will hopefully enlighten my readers with insight into the supernatural, but again, in a very unique way. The setting is, New Orleans, Savannah, Georgia, and St. Augustine, Florida. If one would connect these three cities on a map it would reveal a very distinct triangle. A triangle known as the Mojo Triangle. Although there has been much written about the metaphysical similarities, my novel will once again add an original, literary twist. The clue is in the title. Since I am now a resident of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States, I have been able to research much of this remarkable city first hand. My projected deadline is to have the novel completed by October 2020, and released for the holiday season.
Dakini Flanagan, a freelance writer and journalist, always knew that she was different. Starting with her most unusual name, chosen by a grandmother she never knew, to those annoying de ja vu moments that occur too frequently. When the opportunity to write an article examining the influence that folktales have on society, Dakini immediately recognizes that this could be her most challenging assignment. What Dakini does not expect, is meeting Lady Monica, a distinguished storyteller. Monica provides the missing link to many of Dakini’s questions. When Lady Monica insists that Dakini read an antiquated manuscript, titled The Mermaid’s Grandson, a collection of Mermaid Tales, Dakini reluctantly agrees. She soon discovers how influential Merfolk are historically, and in her own life. Is she really ready to accept how this revelation will change her life forever? Will Dakini know what to do next?
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