From the Author
- Do you love the film Mean Girls?
- Do you have a passion for Celtic myth?
- Are you a YA fiction addict?
If the answer to all these question is 'yes' then HEY GREAT NEWS YOU'RE IN LUCK but even if the answer is 'no' I still reckon you came to the right place :)
When I was writing Seal Girl, I knew I wanted it to have a harsh edge, to get a feel for the jungle that high school life can be. Because high school life can be very, very tough.
I knew I wanted it to feature the worst teacher in the world, and I think and hope I succeeded there because Mr. Hopkins is AMAZING. By which I mean he, er, isn't. We haven't seen the last of Hopkins... he'll be back in Geek Girl and Glee Girl, the upcoming stories in this Mythology High trilogy.
And I knew I wanted a softer side, too. Okay, so Ondine isn't the uber-toughest girl you ever saw. She isn't a queen bee byatch, she isn't a bully, she doesn't cover up her pain with wisecracks and refuse to let anyone through the chinks in her armor.
But Ondine is seriously strong. She's strong like the tough, sleek selkies of the seas - mermaids are cool, but selkies have to swim in harsh, choppy waters. They're STRONG.
And Ondine isn't afraid to take a chance, either. And that's where the soft side comes in.
But, hopefully, you'll find out. Does selkie blood flow through your veins? You decide.