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My Mother, My Self. Really?

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By Victoria Foyt By the time I was married to an artsy filmmaker and had two children, I was confident I was living the life I had dreamed of as a young girl. I had moved from my hometown in Coral Gables, Florida to Los Angeles. I was pursuing an artistic career as a writer…

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THE MEDITATIVE POWER OF SHELLS

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By Victoria Foyt If you ever have relaxed to the rhythm of ocean waves, no doubt you’ve benefited from the power of the sea to transport you from the stress of everyday life to a quiet place deep within. Many of us have the sense that the inner place never changes during our lifetime. Let’s…

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Blow Your Sea Horn

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By Victoria Foyt The first time I heard the blowing of a conch shell I was visiting Key West, Florida while researching elements of the novel that would become Valentine to Faith. On that sunny summer day, I found myself at the large concrete buoy that marks the southernmost point of the continental United States,…

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8 Facts About Mermaids

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For centuries, humans have had an undeniable fascination with mermaids. From Greek mythology and contemporary mermaid fiction to TV shows and Disney movies, these mythical sea goddesses hold a place in human and cultural consciousness. While modern-day versions are beautiful and magical, mermaids have a rich history that includes depiction as everything from sirens and…

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A Mermaid Lends a Helping Hand

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By Victoria Foyt My name is Nerida and, like the proverbial letter-in-a-bottle that for centuries my kind have found on distant shores, I am sending out my thoughts to gather hope and encouragement for my human’s predicament. I would be grateful if you would read this with an open heart and offer your support. Who…

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12 Cool Facts About Sea Turtles

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Sea Turtles play a role—almost like that of a supporting character—in Valentine to Faith, an award-winning contemporary romance book published in 2020. They’re so magical and fascinating, we thought we’d share some of the features that make them so awesome. Here are 12 cool facts about sea turtles. 1. They Have Their Own Holiday June…

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Excerpt From Valentine to Faith

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SANIBEL ISLAND, FLORIDA SUMMER 1985 From her kitchen, Angel clocked the sound of Max’s wagon heading home. She cleared her supper and went to the porch to wait until six p.m., the time she judged best to arrive on his doorstep. Any later would put her in the way of his class, any earlier gave…

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5 Reasons Why Mermaids Are So Cool

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Throughout history, little girls and adults alike have been obsessed with mermaids. They’re the subject of everything from art and films to graphic novels and contemporary romance books. Mermaid toys and dolls top the best-sellers list in children’s stores and there are even mermaid schools across the globe, a testament to how many of secretly…

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The History of Yemaya—The Ocean Goddess

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Yemaya is a truly universal goddess—and one with many names. She is celebrated with beautiful names like the Queen of the Sea, Goddess Mermaid, Sirena, Mother of the Fishes, Ocean Goddess of the Crescent Moon, Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) and Patroness of Witches. Yemaya is a mythical creature, a demi-god and “Orisha,” which…

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The Allure of Contemporary Romance Novels

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For decades, the best-selling fiction genre has been romance, with contemporary romance novels leading the pack. Even during economic downturns, readers of all ages and genders continue to buy romance books. They’re a draw for bibliophiles across the board—while women make up the largest number of romance readers, studies show that men also enjoy the…

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