Highland Park Native's Novel Published by Simon & Schuster

Amy Shearn, who graduated from Highland Park High School, wrote her second novel, "The Mermaid of Brooklyn," which is being published by Simon & Schuster.

Highland Park High School alum Amy Shearn is having her second novel, "The Mermaid of Brooklyn," released on April 2 by Simon & Schuster.

View the official trailer here and see an interview with Shearn here.

In her new book, main character Jenny Lipkin is a former magazine editor whose now struggling with being an at-home mom when her husband vanishes one night, leaving her to make a life-changing decision, according to Simon & Schuster.

Shearn is also the author of How Far Is the Ocean from Here. She also writes for Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com. Shearn lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Visit her online at AmyShearnWrites.com.


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