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Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. In just a few weeks after moving to the small beach town, sixteen year old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can only manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past to learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her...and maybe even find true love along the way.
Between The Land And The Sea is the first book in the series "Marina's Tales". Her story continues on in book two, The Moon And The Tide.
Tell us about your current release.
I’ve recently finished the fourth and final book in my “
’s Tales” series. Saying goodbye to some of my favorite characters has been bittersweet, but I believe I finally got the story to a place where it could conclude naturally… for now. Marina
When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
My husband and I work out of our house, running a small manufacturing business in our garage. I daydream a lot, and jot down notes as ideas occur to me. I try to steal away for an hour or two in the evenings while my awesome husband makes dinner for the family. He’s cute and he cooks! I’m truly a lucky woman!
Does your significant other read your stuff?
He’s a pretty good sport about it, even though YA / paranormal romance really isn’t his cup of tea. A word for word reader, he’s very good at ferreting out little typos and pointing out continuity issues.
Plotter or Pantser?
Plotter or Pantser?
Pantser. I start out with a loose outline and a few key scenes, but I’m almost always surprised where the story takes me.
What group did you hang out with in high school?
Uhm…Uh…Err… I believe they were called “the stoners”. Say no more.
What is it that you like to do when you’re not reading/writing?
I’ve discovered that I’m a serial obsessive, and once I get going, I tend to get wrapped up in painting, gardening, sculpting, beading, etc… For the past two years it’s been writing, and I find it so challenging, I believe that it’s one pastime that will last me a lifetime.
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
Night person. I used to work as a bartender, and I did very well with the hours. Now that I have school-age kids, I’ve been forced to change my lazy sleeping-in ways, but I have a feeling I’ll revert back to form as soon as my youngest is capable of driving herself around.
Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
WRITE. EDIT. REPEAT.
Entice us, what future projects are you considering?
Now that I’ve wrapped up my first book series, I’m excited to be starting my next book. I have an idea for a stand-alone murder mystery, and another YA series featuring a quirky character with synesthesia (and maybe a few other powers too).
Do you have a Website or Blog?
Thanks for asking! www.derrolyn.com
My book series on Goodreads : Marina's Tales on Goodreads
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specializes in young adult fiction. She is the creator
of the four part "Marina's Tales" series, and is
currently hard at work on her next book.
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