Queen Keskessa was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has lived most of her adult life in the US. Currently she resides in Memphis, TN, with her husband and two children, who were the inspiration for this book.
Growing up, Queen loved the idea of mermaids and was not too surprised when her love for mermaids would be transferred to her daughter.
Having had a strong desire to find a mermaid book that included mermaids that resembled her daughter and not having found one, Queen took it upon herself to create these mermaids that represented her daughter and her friends. Nubian Mermaid Adventures is the first of its kind in featuring 3 black and brown mermaids set in the Red Sea. This is Queen’s first children’s book and she hopes it will be the first of a series to come!