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Meet the Team Behind the Enchantails World

Enchantails was created from fairy dust, silver seashells, and the bubbles of ocean foam in a fantasy world that the air-breathers call Hollywood. Special effects pro Mark Viniello was making a mermaid tail for the Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. His eldest daughter saw the dreamy tail and wanted one of her own.
Mark created a soft, silky sleeping bag with a colorful mermaid tail for her - which sparked an entire universe of ideas for him and his wife, Tristy. Inspired by global mermaid mythologies, playful marine animals, and the love of four little girls, the wondrous world of Enchantails was born.
Mark & Tristy Viniello Creators of Enchantails


Enchantails is a magical mermaid universe created by the parents of four young daughters, Mark and Tristy Viniello. Mark is a highly successful, 20-year veteran in make-up special effects with A-list movie credits, including Where the Wild Things Are and Jurassic Park III. Together the couple channeled their love of fantasy, entertainment, and creativity into the whimsical world of Enchantails. Mark and Tristy crafted the stories of Oceana so that children everywhere would fall in love with the ocean as they explore the 12 enchanted realms.
Heather E. Carson Enchantails Team


Heather Carson comes to the Enchantails team with 18 years of professional writing experience. A graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in telecommunications and broadcasting, Carson began her career working for KCBS News. But her heart for creative, uplifting stories soon carried her into copywriting, where her words have connected kids and families to products like Angry Birds, Transformers, Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Just Dance, and Lego. Carson lives with her husband and two teenage boys in Santa Clarita, CA.
Winter James

WINTER JAMES Enchantails Team

Winter James is native of Los Angeles who has studied and worked alongside top entertainment industry professionals for many years. He has successfully garnered opportunities to develop and write stories for young adults across digital, television, film, and publishing. When approached to join the team to help illuminate the Enchantails universe, Winter was excited to be on board. Intrigued by life under the sea since childhood, Winter was more than ready to dive into adventures that young readers everywhere could enjoy.