Nina Leipold - Author and Illustrator of the mermaid series

Nina Leipold is a children's author and illustrator. 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.

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Nina Leipold

Nina Leipold is a children's author and illustrator. 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.

Leipold has a Mermaid book Series that is based in several different areas of the country. Click on the area below for more details.  

Hilton Head Island Book Series

Charleston Book Series

Nina Leipold Author & Illustrator
PO Box 22613
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
(843) 422-9047