I am so excited to have Karen kick this off. She was the first Mer book I had picked up
in a long time and I still LOVE it and pick it up from time to time. I mean who doesn't
revisit their favorites?! Anyway meet the fun that is Karen!!
Mermaids and myths. *happy sigh*
I’m so honored and excited to part of Mermaid and Myth month. However, I’d like to clarify that I love mermen too and a few have contacted me to ask why this event only include mermaids. I told them it’s because girls rule and to simmer down and that maybe if they behaved we’d give them a mermen month someday. They shut up, held their heads high, flexed their washboard abs, and swam away peacefully. But now Mermen Month is something we should consider.
Tiff wanted me to talk about a day in the life of a mermaid author.
Because I live in Florida, I’m lucky enough to start each day with a stroll along a powdery white beach while watching the sunrise and scanning the waves for shimmering tails and fins. I then proceed to do yoga on the shoreline as waves lap against my feet and birds fly over singing me inspirational story ideas. Once I’m renewed and energized by all the beautiful nature around me, I sit in my private beach cabana with my laptop and write stories about all my beloved sea creatures.
Lovely image, isn’t it?
Also, totally NOT TRUE.
Okay, I do live in Florida and I’m only twenty minutes from the beach, but I’m lucky if I get to the beach once a month. The sun rising is what wakes me up--I’m rarely awake early enough to see it rise--and my only morning stroll is to the kitchen for a highly caffeinated cup of coffee. The only tails I see are the ones on my two dogs waiting to go outside and be fed--their tails don’t shimmer but they do wag a lot. I do love yoga, and I always intend to start my day with yoga because it does help me feel better, but I always decide I’ll start doing yoga tomorrow (Note to self: Seriously, start doing yoga tomorrow)
so basically the only workout I get is bicep curling my mug of coffee and York peppermint patties up to my lips. I don’t have a beach cabana, but I do have a really comfy writing chair and that’s where I sit and create my stories. Most days I write (or do writing related stuff) from about 8am until noon. Then I do all this other pain-in-the-butt real life stuff like office work, laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. At night, I usually try to read or watch a little TV.
I know, I know, so glamorous and magical. What can I say, I’m living the dream.
Thanks so much for having me, Tiff!
*hugs to all the mermaid and myth lovers*
Author of YA paranormal and fantasy. TANGLED TIDES by Rhemalda Publishing (11/25/11)
GRASPING AT ETERNITY (Book 1-The Kindrily Series) by Starry Sky Publishing (5/25/12)
I was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and I'm currently sunning and splashing around Florida with my two sweet and adorable dogs. I'm addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.
As said yesterday I adore Karen and Tangled Tides is easily among my top 10 books ever. Though she is killing me with the wait for Dangerous Depths, I curb the need to excessively bother her by reading Tangled Tides over. She has graciously offered up
1 Signed Copy of Tangled Tides to lure someone else into this magical world she has created and I am happy that I will have more people to endure the wait with!! This is International so YAY everyone can enter!!