Danielle Paige

Cindy Seip

Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series, and Stealing Snow. In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she’s received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, one of the nations of Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But when the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry – Aquaman, the long-lost prince, half man-half Atlantean and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. The graphic novel Mera: Tidebreaker (DC Ink) gives us Mera and Aquaman origin story as her mission gets sidetracked when they unexpectedly fall in love and in the process it explores duty, love, heroism and freedom through their eyes. Foreword Reviews celebrated that “Mera: Tidebreaker goes beyond Disney princess territory, depicting a future queen of Atlantis who’s a fascinating and sympathetic role model for teens.”