Nina Leipold is a children's author, illustrator and speaker. Originally from Pennsylvania, she now lives on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Aquatic conservation is extremely important to her. Along with being a breath-trained free diver, a former dolphin trainer, a NAUI certified SCUBA diver, Leipold is also a professional mermaid and is known also as Mermaid Nina and the Mermaid of Hilton Head®.
Leipold was inspired to write her first children’s book, Sammy the Sand Dollar, after seeing so many people unknowingly kill sand dollars by removing them from the ocean for home decorating purposes.
Through her writing, Leipold hopes to ignite an internal flame in her readers that will inspire them to protect and conserve nature as she, herself has done for years.
PO Box 22613
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925