Howard T. Parsons
Howard T. Parsons was born in Petersburg, Virginia during the final days of King George VI’s reign. He grew up and attended school in nearby Hopewell. The eldest son of Lucile and Howard T. Parsons, Sr., he attended North Carolina College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Although his interests lay in Virology and Marine Biology, the need to earn a living led him to the field of Information Technology. During his stint with the Michie Company in Charlottesville, Virginia, he developed the TOOL programming language, and in 2008, wrapped up a thirty-year career in legal publishing.
Recently retired, Howard was last employed as a software engineer with the Dematic Corporation, and he currently lives in The Parsonage in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and the latest two moggies in a long line of house cats. His interests include pipe collecting, Scottish Highland Games, railroads, and heraldry. Urban Mermaid is Mr. Parsons’ first novel, and is Book One in his New Adult Tails from Colony Island series.
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Tails from Colony Island
by Howard T. Parsons
Penelope Anne Tench dreams of finding a mate and having a family someday like most females, with or without scales. She has searched for years, but neither love nor happiness have come her way. She’s about to give up on life when she decides to have a bit of fun by playing a joke on an unsuspecting young man—and reveals her true form. Her prank comes back to haunt her when she reports for work at her new job the next morning, is introduced to Peter MacPherson, and they immediately recognize each other from the previous day. He assures her he’ll keep her secret safe, but she is hesitant to trust him at first, as mermaids are warned not to consort with humans. With Peter’s help, over the next few months Penelope begins enjoying being a mermaid again—and develops feelings for Peter. So, she takes a leap of faith and gets into bed with a human. She returns to her home on Colony Island after several years away to introduce her chosen mate to her parents. The two young lovers are determined to face whatever obstacles they may encounter to make a life together.
Urban Mermaid: Book One in the Tales from Colony Island series
by Howard T. Parsons
Penelope Tench knows there is no one on Colony Island she is interested in. She wants to find a mate and have a family, which leaves her with only one option—however, mermaids are strongly advised not fall to in love with humans. When she reports for her new job, she’s introduced to Peter McPherson. Over the next few months, Penelope develops feelings for Peter - and gets into bed with a human.
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