A trip to Weeki Wachee in Florida proves to be very enlightening as Carrie and Don are led to this Mermaid Capital of the world, a resort in Florida founded in the late 1940s. Who would have thought mermaids existed? Aren’t they fantasy? Oh, they are alive and well and are doing just fine in Florida, a few of them have even made their way to Topsail. But there seems to be different kinds of mermaids, not all are sweet, little Disney characters. Some are like those in Greek mythology, bent on destruction.
Carrie wrestles with how anyone can be so manipulative, so vain, so cruel. Someone with a conscience could never be that way. A cooler Don offers explanations Carrie can’t accept. Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the prettiest mermaid of all?
She takes you down, Oh, how she takes you down.
Oh, how she makes you want to scream.
This momma from hell,
This mermaid, Estelle.
About the author
Carol Ann Ross has written twelve novels, eight of which are currently in publication. She is working on her thirteenth novel to be published Summer 2018.
Carol grew up on Topsail and spent years, swimming in the ocean, working on fishing boats and being part of the Topsail community before leaving to pursue a higher education and explore the world beyond. The decades away never diminished the "never, never" land of Topsail, and after two decades she returned to her true home.
Upon returning to Topsail, Carol was devastated by the changes and knew she had to preserve the memory of the people who once lived there and their lifestyle. Her first three novels comprise the Topsail Island Trilogy. It recounts in fiction form, the history of Topsail--woven into a three-generation saga, this trilogy captures what Topsail was before all the tourists and development changed it forever.
Topsail is her world and Carol spends most days writing about the world around her, developing characters who amplify traits of people she knows and who she meets.
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