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A Launch Party with Erik Alexander

July 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us Sunday, July 31st at 4:30 pm to celebrate the release of The Secret Mermaid Revue with author Erik Alexander and featuring illustrator Victoria Zemke.



Are there mermaids at our aquarium? You think so? Really Where?!

Are they hiding? Sleeping?

Could they be teaching?

Boy, do I have a secret to share

Let’s walk around here and see if we can find… Some of your passions that could be hidden behind,

A cave wall or maybe a stone or book…

Come on everybody, let’s have a look.

Bring your whole family or just bring YOU. Welcome all y’all,

To The Secret Mermaid Revue!

Erik Alexander is a lifestyle writer and children’s book author whose focus is on same sex families. His work has been published across the globe in various publications, outlets, magazines, websites, and social media platforms. Erik feels strongly that gay families deserve a voice just as any other family. Representation matters. it is crucial to teach children to recognize similarities in the love that all families have for each other, despite what differences they may have. These babies will help change the world and it is up to everyone to help pave the way for that to happen. Everyone should be able to have the coveted American dream. Erik feels it is his calling to help normalize the stigma behind what a family should look like regardless of sexual orientation or skin color. Family is family and love should be unconditional.


NOLA born and raised, Victoria Zemke has always had high admiration and passion for all forms of art. Having a pencil or brush in her hand allows her to enter into her own world of creativity and expression. Everything started with some crayons and a coloring book. This then progressed to a pencil and some paper. Once she started drawing, she began to paint. This led to acrylics, which led to oil pastel, which led to water color. The list goes on and on. Once she realized that she had the power to create whatever came to mind, she felt unstoppable. Victoria has a passion for creativity and a love for art, which is something that she love to share with all the people she meets!



July 31
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Blue Cypress Books


Blue Cypress Books
8123 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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