In this episode, we speak with author Lisa Stringfellow about her debut novel A Comb of Wishes. A little girl who wants her mother back. A comb she finds in a cave. A seawoman who will stop at nothing to take back what's rightfully hers. Yes, y'all we have another story with Black mermaids! Crick. Crack. The story is put on you.
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Lisa Stringfellow writes middle grade fiction and has a not-so-secret fondness for fantasy with a dark twist. Her debut fantasy A Comb of Wishes will be published on February 8, 2022 by HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books. It was selected as an ABA Indies Introduce title for Winter/Spring 2022 and Lisa received the inaugural Kweli Color of Children’s Literature Manuscript Award in 2019 for the novel manuscript. Her work often reflects her West Indian and Black southern heritage. Lisa is a middle school teacher and lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her children and two bossy cats.
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