Tuesday, August 6, 2013

News Shell 17

A bright summer day, and a sleepy mermaid swims over to where a submerged log lies next to the coral bed. Here she finds today's News Shell.

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids
News Shell - Photo by Patrick Murray

The Huffington Post recently published an article by Brenda Peterson in which she interviews Hannah Fraser, one of the first, if not the first modern mermaid.

Mermaid Hannah is well known as a mermaid model and ocean activist, and she has traveled far and wide to educate humans on the dangers of mistreating our oceans and marine life. 

"It's unbelievable how fast this subculture is growing. When I started performing as a mermaid, there were no other freelance professional mermaids in the world. No one had figured out that it could be a career path."

Be sure to catch the link at the bottom of the article to watch Mantas Last Dance, a video in which Hannah swims with Manta Rays.

MerPalooza 2013

This is your final call: MerPalooza 2013 will be held in Tampa, Florida August 9th through 11th at Hogan's Beach and Resort. Swim on over to the event web site to discover the latest information on this year's premier mermaid and pirate convention.

Please take photos during the event, I would love to see them. I am hoping to make it to the event next year.

New from Carolyn Turgeon

If you enjoyed the novel Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon, you may be interested in her latest offering. While The Fairest of Them All doesn't carry a mermaid theme, it does answer an important question, "What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother?"

Visit Carolyn's web site to learn more about The Fairest of Them All. The novel went on sale today at Powell's and other online retailers.

Sailor Twain Review

We talked about the mermaid themed graphic novel, Sailor Twain, a while back. If you haven't purchased the book as yet, you might enjoy reading this review by Richelle Brinkley at What Culture.

"The writing in Sailor Twain is fantastic. The story begs to be read in one sitting. Each chapter deepens the mystery, making it near impossible to put down."

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

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