I'm so excited to share with you that today is the release of my novella, The Glass Mermaid. This story really ended up being close to my heart.
Though the novella was inspired by one of my loves, collecting sea glass, it turned into a story about loss and redemption. Kate and Cooper both find themselves at the edge of a painful change. It is in this strange moment that they meet. This is a relatively brief glimpse into their life, as many novellas are, is one laden with emotion.
I hope you fall in love with this tale as much as I have. I am working on two more stories set in my fictional town of Chancellor where Kate's and Cooper's story takes place. The next edition in my Chancellor Fairy Tales will release October 15th with the Cupcake Witch.
I'm the last mermaid.
I’m back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me.
Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what happened to my people. The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give me simple pleasure. They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion them into trinkets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things. The humans seem love them.
Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes, until the day he says hello.
It’s not a question, it’s a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one.
I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset until I see her.
All life is as fragile as glass.
What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?