Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson

Marina is a privileged girl who’s had an unusual upbringing. Traveling the world with her scientist father, doted on by her wealthy and glamorous neighbor Evie, Marina’s life seems perfect.
Everything changes in the summer of her sixteenth year when she is sent to live with her Aunt Abby and Cousin Cruz in the lovely seaside town of Aptos, California.
Only a few weeks after arriving, sixteen year-old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can manage to survive some increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might be able to unlock the mystery of her past and appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her…
And maybe even find true love along the way.


 Gimme 10 – Mini-Interview

Please answer each question in 10 words or less – that’s what makes it tough but fun! 🙂

Where do you find your inspiration?   I used to live in a house by the sea.

 What is your favourite aspect of your book?   The painfully sweet uncertainty of first love… oh, and mermaids!

Who is your favourite character from your book and why?   Aspiring fashion designer Cruz – Who doesn’t love a misunderstood artist?

What are you working on now?   A love story involving a girl with an unusual synaesthesia.

What do you love about most about writing?   Sudden flashes of inspiration coming from out of the blue.

WhooHoo! I did ‘em all in ten words! They’re not exactly complete sentences though…


About the Author

Derrolyn Anderson is a visual artist and writer who 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.


Want to know more? Check out the links!

Derrolyn’s books on Goodreads

Derrolyn’s website

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