Tales of the Mer Family Onyx: Mermaid stories on land and under the sea

Susan I. Weinstein

completely updated with illustrations

Whether male or female, virtuous or amoral, mythical Mer creatures often reflect humankind’s ambivalence about nature. Tales of The Mer Family Onyx explores their worlds through the magical household of Neptune and Glendora, stewards of the seas. Like L. Frank Baum’s Oz and E. Nesbit’s Five Children and It, this is a “family book” for adults and mixed age groups of children. Among the Onyx clan are toddler Ruby, tween boy-girl twins, teen beauties and Pinky, a mini mermaid. When Neptune challenges his children, they discover their limits in forbidden caves, worlds out of time and at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, where an Earth boy’s dream comes true.

Susan I. Weinstein is a writer, playwright, and painter.  Susan’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including The Metric and The Portable Lower East Side - a literary magazine in NYU’s collection of the lower east side art and literary movement. Currently, she is at work on a WWII novel based on blacked out V-mail. 

She wrote Rabies, a new language play produced by A.C.T. in Squaw Valley in 1974 and later developed White-Walled Babes at The Public Theater, produced at Trinity Rep among others. Her play Something About That Face was produced at NY’s Harold Clurman Theater. Currently, she’s working on a new play called The Making of ADD/ADHD.

Susan is married and lives in NYC.