Among the Mermaids Press Release

Thought you all might enjoy the press release my beautiful publicist wrote about my new book! It hits the shelves July 1st but rumor has it you might get it before if you’ve pre-ordered.

Among the Mermaids among the mermaids

Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea

Varla Ventura
From the seductive sirens of Homer’s Odyssey to the enchanting ballads of the iconic Disney princess Ariel, mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries and continue to inspire the imaginations of sailors and landlubbers alike. Here the quirky, factoid-and-lore-obsessed Varla Ventura takes a dive into the briny deep with Among the Mermaids a newly curated collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids, sirens, selkies, and all manner of fishy business beneath the sea.
Ventura includes turn of the century tales of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, along with tantalizing trivia, facts, first-hand accounts, and speculations about mermaids in popular culture. Sure to inspire and captivate, Ventura’s Among the Mermaids makes the perfect gift for all those who still watch the waves and wonder.
Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books
Among the Mermaids
Weiser Books
Paperback w/flaps, $15.95
ISBN: 9781578635450
July 2013
Available wherever books and eBooks are sold or through Red Wheel/Weiser at (800) 423-7087,

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