“Maureen you are amazing! Truly enjoy working with you. Your ability to hear all my creative rants and translate that into exciting, cohesive copy has been awesome. Your enthusiasm for our projects and input has been invaluable. Thanks for all you do.” -George Cuevas CD/Founder SquareHue.com
“Maureen is an amazing find. Her work has helped my business blossom and grow. She is thorough in her research and creating articles with just a few ideas I share with her. She makes the process painless and easy. It is pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend her.” -Lauren Casgren-Tindall, Principal, Creme de Mint
“Not only can I proudly call Maureen my friend, she is superbly talented! Aside from her obvious writing talent, she is a skilled editor, social media pioneer, and business savvy professional. When I first met Maureen she had started a writing group and it is through her leadership and motivation that I tapped into my love of writing after years of suppressing it. Since then, Maureen has accomplished so much and inspires me every day. I rely on her expertise for my business writing and social media guidance. She is a generous, reliable, and trustworthy individual who I recommend to anyone who needs her services. You can always expect high-quality results that will captivate and deliver beyond your expectations.”-Cherisse Figueroa, www.cherissefigueroa.com
“Maureen had my screenplay done in a month and the characters were very detailed. The dialogue was organic and best of all, she was very professional. I am using her for the sequel.” -Image Line Productions
“I have dealt with writers in the past and have found them to be frustrating. Maureen was easy to work with and she delivers on what she promises.” – Gustavo Ramos, Memoirist
“Siren Publications wrote my business plan in one month. I was able to attain funding and have her to thank.” –Private Client
“Now I finally understand SEO and content thanks to your posts.” – Ginger Harrison
“Maureen Castellon is the fastest ghostwriter I have ever worked with.”- C. Simone
“Thank you for joining us and offering your class! It is not our “norm” but I really liked your style and enthusiasm!” – Five Sisters
“Winter’s Mermaid is like no other novel I have read before, and I loved it! The plot and setting are original and the characters are developed wonderfully. I found this book engaging every moment of reading and I could not put this book down. With all of the health scares from viruses going around at the present day, this story has a real life relevance and meaning to it as well. It is a wonderful story of romance and adventure, and I can not wait to see what the author has in store for their readers next.” -Lindsay S.
“This story (Winter’s Mermaid) is beautifully written. Both unique and engaging. The story’s protagonist Pluma de la Osa, is a young teenager with a strange ability. She can smell emotions and thoughts. She lives on an island called Tica and is surrounded by stifling cultural practices. Religion, society, and marriage (divorce is forbidden) are considered top priorities in Tica, which contradicts Pluma’s dream; to write and go to college.
A hurricane ends up causing horrific damage to the island and her father is left in financial ruin. The leads her mother and father to the conclusion that marrying her off would be a way to lighten the financial struggle. Eventually gets set up with Aden, who is a decent man in finance and can support her. Things with him are average, but stable. Soon after, she becomes pregnant (to the dismay of Aden).
During her pregnancy, a strange occurrence happens across the island. Animals start dying and Ticans believe it to be from a foreigner named Rikur. Rikur also happens to be Pluma’s favorite writer and doesn’t want him to be convicted of being a mangoso (disease spreader) because then he would be publicly hung.
She ends up visiting him in jail to keep him company and their friendship grows. Eventually the jailers are convinced to let him and their passion proves to be too much for them to control. He wants Pluma to run away with him.
Pluma is then faced with a major dilemma of whether to flee the island or stay with her family.
This story drew me in and I fell in love with the characters. I know a story is good when I truly root for the protagonist. The book includes multidimensional characters such as Pluma’s loving, yet authoritative mother, to her caring and wise maid Neptuna. Also, the writing flows very well with descriptions like “green eyes bordered by heavy curtains of navy lashes” . Maureen is a very talented writer”.-Amazon Reviewer