Fiction. Young Adult. TALES OF THE MER FAMILY ONYX is an 'all in the family' book about Neptune, his wife, Glendora, and their pair of Mer twins: the teenagers Emerald and Sapphire, the tweens Rainbow and Bowrain, baby Ruby and Neptune's daughter of the race of mini-mermaids, Pinky. The book begins with Glendora's introduction of her family and Neptune's challenge to his children. In the process, the Mer Children escape their father's shadow and make themselves proud. Can be read to younger children and enjoyed by those 8 to 11.
Susan I. Weinstein is a writer, playwright, and painter. PARADISE GARDENS, an Orwellian speculative fiction, was written in the 1980s. It was read in-progress, at the original Dixon Place and at Darinka, whose archive is now part of NYU's Fales Library and Special Collections. Pelekinesis published the new definitive editions of THE ANARCHIST'S GIRLFRIEND (2016) and PARADISE GARDENS (2017), previously serialized by maglomaniac.com. TALES OF THE MER FAMILY ONYX: MERMAID STORIES ON LAND AND UNDER THE SEA came out in a new edition by Pelekinesis in 2017. Susan's short fiction and poetry have appeared in literary magazines, such as The Metric and The Portable Lower East Side. Currently, she is at work on a WWII novel based on blacked out V-mail.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA