So I owe a write-up and some photos about MerCon and the World Mermaid Awards the weekend before last, but in the meantime I want to share with you this video (shot by Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos) of mermaid extraordinaire Hannah Fraser reading from a short mermaid piece I wrote for the new MERMAID MAGAZINE I’M EDITING that should be in stores by the end of September. In addition to this writing by yours truly, the magazine will feature original mermaid pieces by a ton of other authors, including Alice Hoffman (with accompanying original art by Charles Vess), Aimee Bender, Keith Donohue, Francesca Lia Block, Matthea Harvey, Tera Lynn Childs, Sarah Porter, Tara Altebrando, and more… PLUS lots and lots of gorgeous art and articles, including a big feature on Ms. Fraser written by yours truly. I will post more about said magazine, which is right now called MERMAIDS and which is not to be confused with the upcoming MERMAIDS & MYTHOLOGY magazine (which should also be full of wonders though it is not being edited by yours truly), in coming weeks.
For now, though, here is Hannah at the Las Vegas Barnes and Noble’s MERMAID BALL on August 11th. As you can see from the shots of me smiling, I thought it was VERY AWESOME to have my mermaidly writing read by a shimmering real-life mermaid extraordinaire, despite all those ne-er-do-wells sprawled out on the floor.
I was ALSO thrilled, by the way, to chance upon MERMAID MALENA SHARKEY (who also happens to be the mermaid on the cover of Sarah Porter’s Lost Voices) reading my book the very next evening:
But as I’ve pointed out time and again, mermaids are very literary.