The Great Naiad Discovery of 1909

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A Mermendium Story

Book Cover: The Great Naiad Discovery of 1909
Part of the Mermendium series:
Editions:Paperback: $ 19.99
ISBN: 1688001255
Size: 8.00 x 10.00 in
Pages: 48

Mable arrives in Salt Lake City sure there won't be a mermaid for 100 miles. She soon learns that even a desert can harbor fantastic sea creatures. She teams up with Dr. Densley, another naiadologist to make the discovery of a lifetime. But, will all their hard work be ruined when Mable's brother Martin arrives in town?

In 2019 I wanted to create a new sketchbook for #mermay. #Mermay is an Instagram event created by Tom Bancroft where artists draw mermaids throughout May and post them using the hashtag. The year before I'd made my #mermay story up as I went but this year I wanted to create a story in advance. One that felt complete with a beginning, middle, and end where the main character goes on a journey. The story is about 5000 words and completing the illustrations for it took longer than expected. But my new friends and followers on Instagram were very supportive and I finished it by September. It's another self-published sketchbook and a companion to Mermendium.


Reviews:Sodamonger on Amazon wrote:

I found Manelle randomly on instagram, I watched a video of her watercoloring mermaids from this book! I was so ecstatic to find out that it was becoming a book and that I didn't have to wait long for it either. It's absolutely stunning! My only complaint is I wish there was a hardcover version to match how amazing the inside is (I only shared some of my favorite pages there is definitely a lot more.) Can't wait for more possible future fantasy books!

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Manelle is a professional illustrator and writer. She's illustrated over ten children's books and she loves stories. When she reads a novel it becomes impossible to get anything else done until the end of the story.

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