Delicious Discussions With Katie Schickel (The Mermaid's Secret)

For tickets, call Kate McDonald at Otis Library: (860) 889-2365 x127 or email

Otis Library in Norwich and Bank Square Books in Mystic are excited to host a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with Katie Schickel, the author of The Mermaid's Secret and her previous novel, Housewitch. Tickets for this event are $40 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book, and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun Casino. This event will take place at noon on Wednesday, June 15.

About the Book
From Katie Schickel, one of Booklist's Top 10 Women's fiction of 2015, comes The Mermaid's Secret, an original, fresh, and absolutely captivating beach read.

Life on land is suffocating for Jess Creary, who wastes her summers flipping burgers for tourists on a fishing boat off her quaint resort island home off the coast of Maine. After all, her older sister Kay died in a boating accident two years ago, her mother has disappeared, and her father isn't exactly dealing with things so well. Surfing and the handsome Captain Matthew are about the only bright spots in her life.

Then, on her twenty-third birthday, Jess catches the perfect wave--a wave that transforms her into a mermaid. Under the sea, a startlingly beautiful, dark place, Jess is reborn into a confident, powerful predator with superhuman strength --finally she is someone to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, back on land, Jess's relationship with Captain Matthew heats up, and so does her search for justice for Kay.

Jess has thirty days to choose between land and sea; legs and fins; her humanity and her freedom. Who could ignore the freedom of the sea? Yet, the ocean is a dark, wild, lonely place. Is this a gift or a curse? Will Jess choose family and love, forgiveness and truth, or will she be seduced by the wild call of the sparkling sea forever?

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Michael Jordan's Steak House, Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382