Everybody has a secret. Mine's a little different, though. I didn't even know about it until the first day of swim class in seventh grade. You see, I'd never been allowed to go in the water before. As it turns out, swimming comes naturally to me. Very naturally. In fact, so naturally that you might even say . . . well, it's true.
Here's my secret: I figured out that I'm a mermaid.
About the Author
Liz Kessler is the author of the bestselling series about Emily Windsnap. Once I d written three Emily Windsnap books, she says, I felt it was time for a change. I wasn t sure what to write next and spent quite a few months umming and ahhing as I tried to decide. Then I remembered something that happened to me when I was about eight years old. It had to do with finding a daisy that I was sure was going to turn into a fairy. The idea grew and grew in my mind until I ended up with Philippa Fisher and the Fairy Godsister. Liz Kessler lives in Cornwall, England.
Finty Williams has worked extensively in theater, television, film, and audio. She has narrated books by Jean Ure, Liz Kessler, and others, including Virginia Woolf's "The Years", which was a finalist for the 2007 Audie Award for best classics narration. Her stage credits include "The Secret Life of Charlie Chaplin", "Northanger Abbey", and "The Misanthrope", while on television she has been seen in "Born and Bred", "Tales from the Crypt", and "The Torch". Her films include "Gosford Park", "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Mrs. Brown", and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", and she has performed on radio in "Little Women" and "Winnie-the-Pooh".