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The Mermaid Brigade

The Venus and Her Fly Trip trilogy is created through the collective effort of the Mermaid Brigade, an incredible team of healers, therapists, teachers, artists and thinkers who are concerned about the inner life of our young people and want them to remember the magic of life. The Mermaid Brigade seeks to give kids tools that will help them not only survive but thrive, by enchanting them with stories that reflect their own positive inner qualities.

Author and founder Julia Hengst is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an avid surfer, traveler and word nerd who resides in Maui. Passionate about psychology, spirituality and media literacy, she holds an undergraduate degree in Media Studies from UC Berkeley, a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, and an imaginary degree from the University of Puns.