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  • Writer's pictureGrace A. Johnson

new release: identity by annabelle batie

Y'all, it seems like just yesterday that I was fourteen years old, uploading my book to Amazon, hitting published... (For context, I was fourteen when I published Prisoner at Heart.)

And now I get to support other young teens publishing their work! What a blessing!

The young author in question is Annabelle Batie, who justed released her first book on March 1st! (Also, isn't it interesting that her series is called Daughters of the Sea and mine is Daughters of the Seven Seas? 🤭) I've gotten to know Annabelle through her blog (which is AWESOME! Y'all should definitely check it out!) over the last few months (maybe a year now?), and she's got so much amazing writing advice and fun content to share! Her debut novel promises to be even better!

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Identity!


about the book

Maria Brooks is just a plain orphan girl with a mysterious past. On the day of Maria’s sixteenth birthday, everything seems normal. From being required to do chores at the orphanage to being bullied by girls at school, nothing seems to be amiss. But when Maria goes swimming at the beach the next day, she discovers a secret about herself she didn’t even know: she’s a mermaid.

As Maria explores her newfound ability to change from mermaid to human, she finds herself in the midst of an underwater war that contains the secret to her past. In the midst of all this, she finds new friendship, but with friendship comes trust, and with trust comes risk. Will she be able to stand strong as the tidal waves of doubt crash against her?


snag your copy

You can now order Identity on Amazon in Kindle and paperback format for $6.25 and $14.95, respectively!


about the author

Annabelle Batie is a teenage author and book-enthusiast. She loves mermaids and all kinds of fantasy, and thoroughly enjoys reading and/or writing a good book. She is very passionate about her Christian faith, and she wants to share that passion with others. You will typically find her at her desk writing, playing the piano, or hanging out with her friends. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where she homeschools with her three younger siblings and parents. You can visit her on her website,


the tour

Wednesday, March 1

Annabelle Batie - Tour Kickoff

Thursday, March 2

Friday, March 3

Vanessa Hall - Spotlight

Ava Coulter - Interview

Break for the weekend…

Monday, March 6

Joy Calle Martinez - Spotlight

Aletheianna Mercy - Spotlight

Tuesday, March 7

Mayim - Interview

Kylie Beevers - Interview

Wednesday, March 8

Grace A. Johnson - Spotlight

Micah Collier - Interview

Thursday, March 9

Adele H. (Newsletter) - Review

Rosie Rydell - Interview

Friday, March 10

Annabelle Batie - Tour Wrap-Up


Okay, who here does not love mermaids? No one? Good! I don't know about you, but Identity sounds amazing! A coming-of-age story with a fantastical mermaid twist? YES, PLEASE!🧜‍♀️

Are you excited for Identity? Have you already purchased your copy or even read the book? What's your favorite mermaid tail - I mean, tale? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!

yours in spirit & script,


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Saraina Whitney
08. März 2023

Congratulations, Annabelle!!! (That's funny both of your series have such similar names!!! 🤭)

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Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
10. März 2023
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Lily Keith
08. März 2023

*gasp* I never thought of that until now; but you're right! Both of your series' titles have similar names!

And your's has pirates and Annabelle's has mermaids!! So cool lol.

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Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
10. März 2023
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Haha, yep!!


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corrie s.p.
08. März 2023


Congrats again on your book Annabelle!

It sounds so fun!

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Annabelle Batie
08. März 2023

Thanks SO MUCH for the spotlight, Grace!!!

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Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
08. März 2023
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You're SO welcome, girl!! <3

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