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My Own Mermaid Story…

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Amelia Gleeson Author Interview

Milli Mermaid’s PEARL OF WISDOM is a fun children’s book about a girl who goes on an undersea adventure and learns a valuable lesson. What was the inspiration for the setup to this exciting story?

I lived by the beach when I was a very young girl, and was mesmerised by the mysteries of the ocean.
I dreamed of being a mermaid, hoping for the day a mermaid’s tail would magically appear in place of my legs!

It was such a FUN fantasy, that was perpetuated by any book, movie, or tv show I saw on the subject… This inspired me to create my own Mermaid story…

I enjoyed the moral at the heart of this story. What were some themes you wanted to explore in this book?

Thank you.

Some of the themes explored in my book include: Empowerment, Individuality, Bravery, and Friendship… just to name a few.

What was the funnest scene for you to draw?

That is a really hard question to answer. Each and every page was so much fun to draw!

I loved drawing every colourful scene, with Milli Mermaid, Sammi Seahorse, and the colourful fish, and shells. I also really had fun drawing the scary sea creature scene…

You may have noticed, I drew everything by hand, then experimented with mixed media, drawing the bubbles and pearl on the computer, just for fun… I realise now, I can’t say for sure which scene was the most fun to draw, because they were all so much fun to draw!

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I don’t want to give too much away just yet, however, I can tell you the next book is part of the “Milli’s Musings” series, and is in the process of being written and drawn. It will be out this year, in 2021!

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Milli Mermaid is as happy as can be. What realisation does she come to, deep in the sea?
Seahorse Schoolhouse teaches her a thing or two, but is it what Sammi Seahorse intended to do?
Be the best you that you can be…
There is only one you, and only one me!
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