Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Home, Wendy Wax Blog | 14 comments

Quentin Bell said, “A book is so much a part of oneself that in delivering it to the public one feels as if one were pushing one’s own child out into the traffic.”


There is some anxiety in waiting to see reader reaction, but mostly sending a new book out into the world is a joyous thing. It doesn’t matter if you’ve published two or twelve, the excitement of knowing that what you’ve created will now be read and, hopefully, enjoyed is an incredible feeling. It makes all those solitary hours in front of the computer screen even more worthwhile.

THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT is now on shelves both physical and digital, and I’m thrilled at its initial reception. Plus, today, USAToday’s Happy Ever After blog called Mermaid in You, the song I co-wrote and 10th Concession recorded, “awesome.” Then I learned that the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance named THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT one of their twelve Summer 2014 Okra Picks; a wonderful and unexpected honor. (And they put it right at the top of the list!). And also out today, Southern Writers Magazine features a piece about me and my work in their July issue.


Last night, Bookmiser of East Cobb and Roswell, Georgia hosted a launch party and it was a blast. We had Ragamuffin Music Hall packed and all of us loved Ian Koteles’ live performance of Mermaid in You. I’ll be posting pictures soon but first I’m running off to FoxTale Book Shoppe tonight for a first day on sale celebration. Wish everyone could be there. Meanwhile, though, the performance video of Mermaid in You featuring Ian and his brother, Evan, is up and running and ready to be enjoyed.


I hope you’ll check out THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT and that you’ll stay tuned. There are more celebrations to come.


  1. I’ve read the latest book already, and it’s fantastic. Please keep writing the adventures of these fabulous women. I love them.

    • Thanks Terry! So glad you enjoyed The House on Mermaid Point! I’m working on another novel right now and am already thinking about what will come next for Maddie, Avery, and Nikki.

  2. Hey, Wendy. I just finished The House on Mermaid Point this morning. It was as good as ever. I’m hoping for a 4th in the series. I feel like these girls are my good friends by now. Also, I’m sure you’ve heard this many times, but their story would make a wonderful tv series.

    I’m anxiously awaiting your next book!
    Mary Ann Gilchrist

    • Thanks, Mary Ann! There will definitely be a 4th Ten Beach Road novel. Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra are my good friends, too! : )

  3. I finished reading The House on Mermaid Point today and I can’t wait for the next book! I’m so glad to see the adventures will continue.

    • Thanks, Lisa! I’m working on another novel right now but am definitely planning another Ten Beach Road novel after that. I am SO not ready to say goodbye to Maddie, Avery, Nikki and crew!

  4. I just finished The HOUSE On Mermaid Point. I am a native Floridian and I love your books. I can’t wait for the 4th book. Please keep us posted as to its release.

    • Will do, Cindy. Also, if you haven’t already you can sign up for email list to be sure you get notice when a new book is due out!

  5. Will there be another book with the ladies of bella flora ? Please say yes!!

    • Hi, Judy! Yes, the ladies will be back! I’m writing an unrelated novel right now, but Maddie, Avery, Nikki and crew are on my mind and whipering in my ear… : )

  6. Loved the House on Mermaid Point. Hope you will continue this series. Love the characters

    • Thanks, Kat! I definitely plan to continue with Maddie, Avery, Nikki and crew!

  7. Wendy, I have just finished reading the House on Mermaid Point. I am looking forward to seeing what happens to these wonderful women Maddie, Avery, Nikki, Chase, Joe, William Hightower and crew! I feel like these women have become a family and I look forward to watching this family continue to evolve.

    • Thanks so much, Bobbi! So glad you’re enjoying the Ten Beach Road crew! Sunshine Beach will be out in June!

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