On Mardi Gras Day, it’s never surprising to find magical, mythical
creatures mingling with street revelers. In her new book, The Mermaids of
New Orleans, author Sally Asher brings the effervescent underwater life of
Mississippi River sea nymphs to life. One day a year, all mermaids may walk
on earth and in New Orleans, that day is Mardi Gras Day.
In this podcast, we sit down with Sally and Melissa Vandiver, the book’s
illustrator to learn the story of their inspirations and collaboration that
resulted in one of the most charming children’s books every written about