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Denise Alicea

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Paranormal Mystery

Published: May 19, 2022


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A tale beyond the waves….

Stanley is going through the motions of life, endlessly seeking employment
in the pages of the daily newspaper and frequently coming up short. When he
receives a call from his friend, Mrs Anderson, a widow whose only son is
giving her cause for concern he thinks the young man is just looking for
some space away from his interfering mother.

Stanley’s initial scepticism soon gives way to fears that Mrs
Anderson was right about Jason when he witnesses him being kidnapped. Trying
to save him, Stanley is also taken by the group and finds himself and Jason
far out to sea on a boat. And it’s clear the kidnappers want rid of
them both.

Certain of his impending death, Stanley is rescued at the last moment by a
woman named Lythea. Her ability to breathe underwater is astounding enough
but when Stanley finds he too has the same talent it signals the beginning
of an epic adventure beneath the waves, as he desperately tries to track
down Jason’s kidnappers and save him from a watery end.

Can Stanley get to Jason before he is killed? And what are the secrets
behind his amazing new power? Stanley is about to discover more about
himself and his family than he ever imagined.

About the Author

Mariam Is a Mechanical Engineer from Saudi Arabia. Despite majoring in an
engineering field, she never forgot her true passion which is writing and
literature. Her father encouraged her love for reading from a very young
age. That at the age of 12 she had already finished reading many books by
some of the most widely acclaimed novelists, Such as Victor Hugo, Charles
Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Mariam took an interest in writing, though she never had the determination
to become a published author until recently when she completed writing her
last novel The Deep.  It was a story that she enjoyed writing so much
that she really wanted to share it with the world.

Mariam was busy with her studies during the time she started first mapping
out this book’s initial plot. Nevertheless, at any given time she
would turn to writing, which helped her escape the stresses and routine of
daily life by immersing herself in the details of her story. Which revolves
around a mysterious empire deep under the ocean, a place with no shortage of
wondrous adventures, and where breathing underwater and mingling with
unusual ocean creatures was possible.

It took Mariam many years though to study marine life, and learn more about
the ocean in order to be able to build the events in her story. She
carefully crafted every detail to weave an anecdote that merges the beauty
of the ocean with the art of story-telling. Moreover, her aim was to capture
the essence of this hidden realm beneath the waves. And introduce the reader
to a glimpse of its magic.

Mariam conceived the idea of the Deep in 2014 when she heard about a friend
who got into a terrible diving accident. Fortunately, all turned well for
her friend. But this incident captivated Mariam’s attention and she
ended up writing the accident’s details on a note. These notes were
later developed into a plot. But Mariam had writer’s block and she was
about to give up working on the book. During this time, she moved to
Australia. She would often wander, and hike parts of this beautiful
country’s wilderness. One of the places she would come to love the
most is called the great ocean road. A coast area that overlooks beautiful
ocean sceneries, these trips helped revive Mariam’s dream to continue
writing the story, and finally, bring The Deep to life.

Moreover, Mariam would go snorkelling regularly in order to envision and
experience fully the world that her characters are experiencing. Whether it
was the murky waters, the beautiful corals, strong water currents, or even
not so friendly fishes.

Although finishing the manuscript was a very daunting task, especially
since Mariam had to translate her own book from Arabic to English herself.
It was an experience that she fully enjoyed, Learned a lot from, and helped
her dive into a world that is immensely mesmerizing and not fully

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