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Empower Your Progeny: Introducing the Girl Super Power Series



by Chantelle Newman

I’m pleased to announce I’ve launched my new children’s book series, “GIRL SUPER POWER,” which features three strong female leaders who have accomplished great things. The colorful illustrations show each female character overcoming enormous obstacles and succeeding, which the author hopes will be a strong message for girls growing up. In the stories, each woman grows up struggling with hardships and overcoming them, in spite of being told she will fail.

This series of books, aimed at children ages five through 12, was created to empower children and help them believe in themselves. The messages within these pages will push forward no matter what comes their way, encouraging readers young or old alike!

Book 1:  Linden the Mermaid tells the beautiful story of Linden Wolbert who works as a real life mermaid. Linden is the pioneer of the exploding mermaid trend that shows no signs of slowing down. With over 50 Million video views, 90K YouTube subscribers, and her own signature line of Mermaid Linden swim products for adults and children with Body Glove, Linden is arguably the most successful professional “entrepremermaid” in the world.

Over the course of her self-created career as a professional mermaid since 2005, Linden has spent the better part of her life truly living ‘the life aquatic.’ This real-life mermaid with a passion for ocean “edutainment,” is sharing the magic of our blue planet with anyone who crosses her path. Contagiously enthusiastic, Linden, who is entranced with [or fascinated with] the beauty and mystery of the big blue, travels the globe in search of unique underwater habitats and unusual creatures. and she is enthralled by the beauty and mystery of the big blue.

Book 2:  Cristina Mother of Sharks.

Cristina Zenato  grew up in the African rainforest where she developed a passion for the outdoors and wilderness. Through her family, she acquired an equal passion for the oceans and has always been drawn to the water from a very young age.

Cristina  works in the wild with sharks. She has met and worked with different scientists, behaviorists and handlers in the Bahamas, South Africa, Fiji, Rhode Island, California, Florida, North Carolina, China, and Mexico.

While she has worked with over a dozen different species in different locations, her primary work is with Caribbean Reef sharks in her home in The Bahamas.

Cristina is one of the first in the world to have been able to induce a state of relaxation in the Caribbean Reef sharks through gentle touch. To the observer, this looks like the shark is falling asleep in her lap.

Her book tells her story with her beautiful family of sharks.

Book 3 – Alice the Actress and Stuntwoman.

Alice Rietveld is a Hollywood Actress and Stuntwoman.  Rising actress and radical stuntwoman, Alice Rietveld, has blown minds with her unforgettable performances. Since breaking into the acting world on the sets of Hollywood, she has persisted with colourful appearances dripping with elegance, realism, and her gift for conveying striking emotion on screen and stage alike. Thriving in the face of change, Alice was built for the ever-shifting landscape of her industry, as well as wild exploration of our blue planet. From trekking to the Tibetan base camp of Mount Everest, to swimming alongside Orcas in the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, Alice has immersed herself in the expansive wonder of more than 70 countries. She has mastered the art of “embracing the now.” She lives a life of fluid yet brave exploration, taking her precious companion, her beloved dog Kai, wherever she goes.

The following books and their current titles, more to come….  24 in total

Book 4 – Renata and the Titanic (Renata Rojas)

Book 5 – Patti the Queen of Coral (Patti Gross)

Book 6 – Meghan Educator and Conservationist (Mehgan Heaney-Grier)

Book 7 – Grace the Submarine Doctor (Grace Landers)

All the Girls Super Power series will be available on AMAZON Kindle and Paperback and are priced at less than US $10. I will also be creating a Boys’ Super Power series due to come out in December 2022 in time for Christmas—Book 1: Andy the Action Man (Andy Torbet).

These books are the perfect way to empower your kids, no matter what they might be facing. They will learn that anything is possible with willing hearts and minds ready for change!

Chantelle Newman is a highly accomplished Diver Medic Instructor and member of the prestigious Women Divers Hall of Fame. She currently serves as the DAN Europe Manager for the UK and is a member of The Explorers Club. In addition to her impressive diving resume, Chantelle is also a remote medicine instructor and course creator. With years of experience in the diving industry, Chantelle is an expert in her field and a true inspiration to fellow divers.

Her passion for diving and exploration has taken her all over the world and she is constantly seeking new challenges and adventures. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with others in hopes of promoting safe diving practices.

If you are interested in having your work or the work of a colleague featured in a children’s book, contact her at Chantelle Newman


Project Divers Are We

Diving projects aka expeditions—think Bill Stone’s Wakulla Springs 1987 project, or the original explorations of the Woodville Karst Plain’s Project (WKPP)—helped give birth to technical diving….




Header image: Divers positioning a decompression habitat during a recent GUE Project Diver core module. Photo by SJ Alice Bennett, courtesy of GUE.

Diving projects, or expeditions—think Bill Stone’s Wakulla Springs 1987 project, or the original explorations of the Woodville Karst Plain’s Project (WKPP)—helped give birth to technical diving, and today continue as an important focal point and organizing principle for communities like Global Underwater Explorers (GUE). The organization this year unveiled a new Project Diver program, intended to elevate “community-led project dives to an entirely new level of sophistication.” Here, authors Guy Shockey and Francesco Cameli discuss the power of projects and take us behind the scenes of the new program.

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