Here are a number of great photos of mermaid Hannah Fraser swimming with Manta Rays off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The photos are by award winning photographer, Shawn Heinrichs.
"The larger species of manta ray, Manta Birostris, can grow to a width of more than 20 feet and can weigh more than a ton."
In addition to the photos, the article in The Daily Mail (UK) includes a video. Be sure to take a look.
Act quickly, the Kindle version of the novel Drowning Mermaids is available for free today (Dec 24th). The novel is normally 99 cents for Kindle readers, and $11.69 for the paperback version.
"To escape the war in her underwater kingdom, the noble daughter of a murdered king must flee to Alaska. Doing all she can to keep her younger sisters safe, Aazuria tries to assimilate and work among the Americans, with her feisty red-haired bodyguard at her side..."
Read the entire summary over at Amazon. Kindle readers are available for most personal computers and tablets.
The Fantasy, Then the Fashion
Mermaids come to life in these Tim Walker fashion photos of model Kristen McMenamy. It isn't often that you see mermaids photographed in evening dresses. Columnist Ruth La Ferla has the story in an article at The New York Times web site.
"Their shared vision eventually took shape in a series of eerily unsettling photographs that made their debut in the December/January issue of W."
Big Girl Room
In the past we have seen mermaid themed rooms for young girls. What about the older girls?
Over at Honey & Fitz, Dina presents Chloe's big girl room with plenty of photos to capture every detail. After all, you are never too old to have a mermaid themed bedroom!
"For this 'mermaid' room, I kept the mermaid elements restricted to just art and accessories. That way, when she decides she hates mermaids and is all about butterflies, you don’t have to re-do the whole room!"
Thank you, Dina, for this great article and your attention to detail.
Happy Holidays to one and all,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com