DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Queen Corona escaped from The Land of Snow and want to find her sister so they could go after sea turtles. Mermen have to banish Queen Corona, to protect their sea turtles, but mermaids are not allowed. One mermaid decides it's time for change. Along with other mermaids, she protests to help mermen banish Queen Corona. The king and other mermen are against it. Four best friends will have their friendship tested as mermaids feel the mermen will need their help more than ever, but the mermen refuse to back down. To make things worse, a worldwide virus threatens to make life more challenging for humans, mercreatures, and sea turtles. Are mermaids right? Will the king allow them to help banish Queen Corona and bring balance back to sea turtles and the human world? Find out in this story that reveals secrets mermaids never knew but can be used to change the game.
My name is L.A. Davis. I am beyond proud of this work of imagination for several reasons. This short book took several years to be. I had someone draw me as a mermaid to protest the racist harassment of Halle Bailey when she was chosen to do the live-action movie version of "The Little Mermaid." One particular comment on social media that really upset me was a man asking, "CAN SHE GET HER HAIR WET? I decided to go under the sea as a mermaid with an Afro on my social media page. I had no idea when I chose this form of silent protest, that my caricature would spawn an idea to write this beautiful, silly, book that is bursting at the seams with imagination. I hired someone to create each character, then each scene. This book represents my culture and important lessons for everyone who decides to read it. It provides lessons on geography, trust, keeping your word, parental support, the world working together, misogyny, global warming, climate change, friendship, and much more. You are free to take whatever lessons your mind allows you to receive. This book was so much fun to write because it allowed me to use my imagination as a child would. Two of the characters are representations of me, and the four main characters have characteristics from where they were born. Clarissa and Clarence are from an island called Twin City, where only twins are born. Alicia is from Rock City. She is strong and stubborn. Phillip is from Love City. He is the most level-headed of all four friends. Though he has his beliefs as a merman, he is open-minded and kind. The most unique thing about my mercreatures is that each has an emblem on the front of their tail to represent where they were born. My mermaids discover a secret that a seahorse shares with them, that even their mothers don't know about. I hope you order a copy and allow yourself to be a child for as long as it takes you to finish this creative read. Thank you so much for reading this, and many blessings to you all!