A Song Below Water

Join us for a digital author chat to celebrate the release of Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water! This event is free and open to the public; RSVP to receive the link and password for the event. 


Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today's readers -- a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.

In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.

Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school's junior year.

But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice at the worst possible moment.

Soon, nothing in Portland, Oregon, seems safe. To save themselves from drowning, it's only Tavia and Effie's unbreakable sisterhood that proves to be the strongest magic of all.


Bethany C. Morrow is a recovering expat recently returning from six years in Montreal, Quebec, to live and write in north country New York. A California native, Bethany graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology. Following undergrad, she studied Clinical Psychological Research at the University of Wales, Bangor, in Great Britain before returning to North America to focus on her literary work. She is the author of the adult novel Mem (Unnamed Press) and the editor of the young adult anthology Take the Mic (Arthur A. Levine Books).

L.L. McKinney is a writer, a poet, and an active member of the kidlit community. She's an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing and the creator of the hashtag #WhatWOCWritersHear. She's spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and by participating as a judge in various online writing contests. She's also a gamer girl and an adamant Hei Hei stan. She is the author of A Blade So Black and A Dream So Dark.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Washington, DC 20011
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Published: DC Comics - February 2nd, 2021