The Legendary Mermaid Mysteries Book Release Party & Reading

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The Legendary Mermaid Mysteries Book Release Party & Reading
September 29, 2018 2:00 PM
September 29, 2018 4:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
August 14, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States

Join us in celebrating new author, Bettylou Neill, as she launches her first novel, The Legendary Mermaid Mysteries Volume 1: Emma Pearl.

When Emma Pearl and her best friend, Mia, who have dreamt of being mermaids their entire lives, get an old book from a mysterious man with a top hat and patch, it leads them through a series of unimaginable events and they find themselves swept up in the current of a magical world under the sea! The two best friends discover themselves on a journey to save the Kingdom of Oceanna from destruction and unlock the mystery of its missing royal family. Dive in to the twisty, salty tail of two girls uncovering who they are, finding their true purpose and working together with others’ diverse purposes to help restore harmony to the sea and the island where they live.

Can Emma and Mia overcome the obstacles in front of them, find the eight Legendary Mermaids, and restore the missing royal family in order to save Oceanna?

Engage your Pearl Spirit and see what is in store. Meet the author, hear a reading and enjoy refreshments and activities befitting a young mermaid! This event will be fun for the whole family!

To reserve a copy of The Legendary Mermaid Mysteries Volume 1: Emma Pearl, please write to the Bureau at























New author and eight-year-old, Bettylou Neill lives in Portland, Oregon with her parents and enjoys reading, art, swimming, Drag Queens and Broadway Musicals. Her love of books began when she read her first book, “I Am A Bunny” by Richard Scary at the age of three and it has only grown from there. She discovered her love of writing and telling stories as her imagination and dreams continued to grow along with her. Bettylou fell in love with mermaids after watching Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and watching YouTube star, Traci Hines’ “Life Lessons of a Hipster Mermaid”. In the Spring of 2018, she came out of her bedroom and announced to her parents she wanted to write a fourteen-chapter novel about mermaids and over the course of the following months, wrote “The Legendary Mermaid Mysteries Volume 1: Emma Pearl.” Bettylou is looking forward to continuing her Legendary Mermaid Mystery series and is currently writing Volume 2!