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Carolyn Turgeon

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)
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Meet Carolyn Turgeon author of The Mermaid Handbook , on May 29th from 6:30-8:30pm.

The Mermaid Handbook

This book is for mermaids, and for everyone who loves mermaids, and for everyone who secretly wants to be a mermaid, deep down. It’s for all those who hold conch shells to their ears to hear the ocean and its secret messages; who love the soft iridescent beauty of a shell’s interior; who have a special affinity for pearls and sea glass and aquamarine; who stalk beaches for a perfect washed-up treasure gleaming from the sand. It’s also for those who love the feel of salt on their skin and in their hair and who dream of swimming—tail stretching out behind them—in the open ocean, alongside manta rays, whales, and dangerous, glittering creatures who could pull you to the ocean floor without a thought—and you’d almost let them

Praise for Carolyn's books

“A thick, lavender tome that will serve as your guide to all things related to the faerie kingdom. I was swept off my feet by this charming book, which filled me with nostalgia and provided a visual feast for my eyes…this is a book is a must-have.”

— Food & Wine

“From the editors of Faerie Magazine—a lush, dreamy anthology of myth and mysticism.”

— Buzzfeed, Ultimate Books Gift Guide 2017

“The Faerie Handbook takes you into an enchanted realm that will make you clap your hands with belief.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

“Faerie Magazine is known for its surreal, sumptuous illustrations, and “The Faerie Handbook” by Carolyn Turgeon and the editors is no exception. Perfect for the romantic on your list, the anthology is divided into four sections: Flora and Fauna; Fashion and Beauty; Arts and Culture; and Home, Food, and Entertaining.”

— Baltimore Sun Gift Guide 2017

About Carolyn
From Carolyn's website

Carolyn Turgeon has been editor in chief of Faerie Magazine since 2013. She is the author of The Mermaid Handbook (Harper Design, 2018) and The Faerie Handbook (Harper Design, 2017) as well as five novels: Rain Village (Unbridled, 2006), Godmother (Crown, 2009), Mermaid (Crown, 2011), The Next Full Moon (Downtown Bookworks, 2012), and The Fairest of Them All (Simon & Schuster, 2013). Her books have been optioned for film by Sony Pictures, Random House Films/Focus Features, and Gaumont Film Company, and published in the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Korea, Spain, and Portugal. She’s published short fiction in Fairy Tale Review and the anthology Haunted Legends (Tor, 2010) as well as essays in Allure, the Hairpin, and the New Inquiry, among other publications. She teaches in the University of Alaska at Anchorage’s Low-Residency MFA program and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.



Earlier Event: May 28
Ronit Stahl
Later Event: May 30
Happy Hour with Mary Alice Monroe