The Mermaid Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon

The Mermaid Handbook

The Mermaid Handbook is a gorgeous gift for true modern mermaids.


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Episode Info:

Laura von Holt interviews mermaid expert, writer and editor, Carolyn Turgeon, author of The Mermaid Handbook. The Mermaid Handbook is one-of-a-kind lifestyle compendium packed with lore, legends, facts and trivia, beautiful illustrations, and numerous step-by-step projects and recipes. It includes profiles of true modern mermaids, tail makers, and mermaid bars; visits mermaid attractions like Weeki Wachee Springs; and provides tips on mermaid makeup and beauty. Whether gifted to a mermaid fanatic, or kept as coffee table treasure, this gorgeous book will help you lose yourself in a the dreamy world of mermaids on land and under the sea. Find Carolyn Turgeon at iamamermaid.com and Enchanted Living Magazine.

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Books by Carolyn Turgeon:

The Mermaid Handbook

The Faerie Handbook



The Fairest of Them All

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Mermaids Mentioned In This Episode

Enchanted Living Magazine – https://www.faeriemag.com/

Splash the Movie

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid

Weeki Wachee Mermaid Camp

Mermaid Vicki Smith

Chris Crumley, photographer

Mermaid Raina

Mermaids found in Warsaw, Poland

Tim Gunn & Mermaid Fashion

Eric DuCharme, The Mertailor

Mermaid Linden


Iara Mandyn

Nick Cave’s Mermaid song

Katerina Plotnokova

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About the author

Laura von Holt, Fairy Boss Mother

Laura von Holt is the Fairy Boss Mother of Cinderly. Her goal in life is to lead the first fairy godmother empire, be the Lisa Frank of the Digital World, and make magic real for sparkle unicorns and boss ladies everywhere. A triple threat, Laura is a Pulitzer Prize contender, a Certified Fairyologist and a graduate of Weeki Wachee Sirens of the Deep mermaid camp. She writes romance novels under the pen name of Laura Lovely.


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