Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Mermaids Are Real

Author Bo Wu would like to share news of his recently published young-adult novel, Mermaids are Real. Here is the synopsis:

“'Crabs talk?' asked Benji.
'Everything in nature speaks. Not everything in nature listens,' said Octavius nodding Topside."
Benji Fisher has spent the first twelve years of his life growing up in a small fishing town Topside. He’s gotten used to the gang of dolphins who follow him on his surfboard and the voices he hears under the water; odd things that have, in their repetition, become part of normal everyday life. 
However, none of that prepares him for the recruitment speech he gets from an octopus named Octavius and three of the dolphins the night before his thirteenth birthday.
What would you do if your ‘calling’ in life required you to take a leap/dive of faith? Would you take the plunge?

Mermaids are Real is currently available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. The book is a fun read, and mermaid/merman fans of any age will enjoy reading about Benji's adventures.


Underwater Scooter

When your fins grow weary, grab the Whiteshark Mix Underwater Scooter by Sublue.

"We love splishing and splashing around as much as the next person, but we're no Michael Phelps. Whether it's a slow-paced stroke or lack of superhuman strength that makes it impossible to swim two miles without tiring, we have our limitations."

An article at Mashable includes an up-close photo and a one-minute video. Mount a Go-Pro camera to the scooter to record the fun!


Fourth-Period Mermaiding

The Washington Post and writer Karen Heller bring us up to speed on Epic Nerd Camp, where mermaiding, Quidditch, board games, and roleplay are just a small sampling of the camp activities.

"Epic Nerd Camp is designed for grown-ups who have no intention of growing up, who want to feast on the fantastic — the less grounded in reality the better."

For more details, check out the Washington Post article or visit the camp web site. Dates for 2019 will be announced soon.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Why Mermaid Stories?

In an article by bestselling author Veronica Scott, fantasy romance authors share their thoughts on why mermaid stories make such a splash.

"The romance audience remains especially fascinated by the possibilities inherent in a human-mermaid relationship. I recently asked a number of fantasy romance authors what the appeal was for them of writing a story featuring a mermaid heroine and why they think readers enjoy the books featuring this trope so much?"

A very interesting article, and you may discover additional reading material to round out the summer. Look for the article in the Life section of USA Today.


Society of Fat Mermaids

I recently recieved the following letter. Thank you, Chè Monique, for sharing your web site with us.
Hi Cynthia,
I know you blog about all things mermaid, so I wanted to introduce you to my new web site. We have apparel and gifts featuring a diverse range of plus size mermaids. 
Society of Fat Mermaids has a mission to:
  • Diversify the image of merfolk.
  • Remind the world that FAT PEOPLE and FAT MERMAIDS are sexy, powerful, intelligent, capable, beautiful, free spirited, fun loving and worthy.
  • Spread messages of diversity and body positivity in a fun way.
I hope you share our line with you readership. Please let me know if you have any questions about Society of Fat Mermaids.
Thank you,
Chè Monique

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mermaid in the Bay

Mermaid Tasha
A blog reader by the name of Theodore recently sent me this note:

"Our local cable channel does segments on local small businesses, and this week they interviewed a Mermaid. Mermaid Tasha promotes cleaning up Chesapeake Bay. Here
is the YouTube link."

Thank you, Theodore, for passing along the story about Mermaid Tasha. And a big splash to Christopher Bartlett of QACTV for doing the interview.


Coney Island Parade 2018

Saturday, June 16th was the date for the 2018 Coney Island Parade. The parade was lead by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer.

For the full story, check out this article by Julie Walker for Flipboard. The article includes a couple of great photos.


Mermaid Inspired

An article by Shannon Barbour of The Cut explores a collection of mermaid inspired health and beauty products by Linda Rodin.

"Linda Rodin, the founder of cult face oil line Rodin Olio Lusso, loves mermaids; she even believes she was one in a past life."

The article contains a link to the company's web site where you can browse the products available.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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