Mermaids Never Drown: Tales to Dive For

Posted September 24, 2023 in Current Tours, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Hello friends!

Welcome to our tour for this anthology; the second in the series from Natalie C. Parker and Zoraida Cordova. There is a giveaway for this title, so read on to find out how to enter!

The schedule for this tour can be found on our home page until the tour has concluded after which point it’ll be added below!

Book Info

Mermaids Never Drown: Tales to Dive For

Edited by Zoraida Cordova & Natalie C. Parker
Release Date: September 26, 2023
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Genre: anthology, YA Fantasy, retellings, mermaids

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14 Young Adult short stories from bestselling and award-winning authors make a splash in Mermaids Never Drown – the second collection in the Untold Legends series edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker – exploring mermaids like we’ve never seen them before!

A Vietnamese mermaid caught between two worlds. A siren who falls for Poseidon’s son. A boy secretly pining for the merboy who saved him years ago. A storm that brings humans and mermaids together. Generations of family secrets and pain.

Find all these stories and more in this gripping new collection that will reel you in from the very first page! Welcome to an ocean of hurt, fear, confusion, rage, hope, humor, discovery, and love in its many forms.

About the Author

Natalie C. Parker is the author and editor of several books for young adults among them the acclaimed Seafire trilogy. Her work has been included on the NPR Best Books list, the Indie Next List, and the TAYSHAS Reading List, and in Junior Library Guild selections. Natalie grew up in a navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives with her wife on the Kansas prairie.

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Zoraida Córdova started writing when she was thirteen years old and hasn’t stopped. As a teen, she attended the National Book Foundation’s writing camp. She studied English Literature and Latino Studies at Hunter College, and the University of Montana in Missoula, but neglected her classes in order to write the book that would be her debut novel. 

Since 2012, Zoraida has written more than two dozen novels and short stories, including The Inheritance of Orquídea DivinaValentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter, and Star Wars: The High Republic: Convergence. Her 2016 novel Labyrinth Lost, book one in the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy, won an International Latino Book Award. 

When she’s not writing, Zoraida serves on the board of We Need Diverse Books, cohosts the writing podcast, Deadline City, and develops intellectual property for Cake Creative & Electric Postcard Entertainment as a Tastemaker. She’s the editor of the SFF anthology, Reclaim the Stars, co-editor of the bestselling anthology Vampires Never Get Old, and occasionally writes adult romance novels as Zoey Castile and other pseudonyms.

Zoraida was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and calls New York City home. When she’s not working, she’s roaming the world in search of magical stories.

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Macmillan Publishing has graciously partnered with us for a giveaway of three (3) copies of the book! Please go to the following link [] to enter! Winner will be contacted by an email address ending in “” and will be asked to provide US shipping address. Must be 18+ or have parent’s permission.


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