Monday, November 01, 2010

women of wonder: my third mission - write a children's story.

Mermaids have always fascinated me, as does water (great bodies and puddles alike).  I think my interest in mermaids has something to do with the idea that there could be an entire universe beneath the ocean that is out of our human reach.  Beautiful mermaids and mermen falling in love and singing and laughing (oh yeah - in my fantasy, all mermaids and happy, all the time).

One of the items on my bucket list is to write a trilogy based on mermaids.  I'm guessing it wouldn't hold the same allure as vampires, but hey, this is MY bucket list, right?  My official mission this week was:

Once Upon A Time
Bring your own ideas to life and write that short story about mermaids for your daughter.

An interesting challenge for sure!  Since my friend Alana is a fantastic artist, I asked her if she would do the illustrations for me, and she said yes (lucky me!).  Cameron and I went to visit her on Saturday and she drew all ten illustrations in 90 minutes (I'm a slave driver - just ask her!).
Look at her hands! They are true tools of an artist:

I hope you enjoy "My Secret Mermaid" by me, and illustrated by Alana.  I'm working on getting a print version so that we can add it to Cameron's library.  Let me know if you'd like a copy!

Check out to see what the other Women of Wonder are up to!


  1. vanessa8:11 p.m.

    awesome!! I love the soundtrack too :)

  2. Beautiful...congrats on getting something off your bucket list!

  3. Anonymous10:10 p.m.

    Oh, this is so beautiful. You have a talent, my sweet.


  4. @Vanessa - I knew you'd like it!

    Thanks for the props @AM and mb :-)

  5. What a sweet story! Great work - Congrats:)

  6. Anonymous9:43 a.m.

    I showed it to my two girls, 9 and 7, and they really liked it.

  7. Anonymous12:45 p.m.

    That is on my bucket list, as well. Good job, Kat. You are inspiring.