Tiffany’s Mermaid & Myth Month

30 May

I have many fascinating things to post and will ATTEMPT to do so while being holed up in a cottage in rural Pennsylvania finishing a very bleak and unmermaidly crime novel, but I will start by pointing you to this Vulture article, For Your Consideration: Mermaids are the New Vampires. Of course this and many other articles are hollowing on the heels (fins) of that new Animal Planet show Mermaids: The New Evidence, which apparently a gazillion people watched. You and I have both heard that “mermaids are the new vampires” claim before, at least for a couple of years now, but let’s hope that it sticks this time because really, vampires are kind of lame and way less glittery (oh, wait).

ANYWAY, another cool mermaidly event has been happening all month at one Ms. Tiffany’s blog, Escaping… One Book at a Time, where she’s spent the month of May reviewing mermaid novels and featuring guest posts and interviews with a whole bevy of mermaid authoresses, all of whom I would have featured myself on this very blog had I been less lazy. Said mermaid extravaganza is called Mermaids & Myth Month, which is less a month and more a way of life.

Here is the schedule of all reviews and posts. I have generously provided links so that you can go purchase all of these books immediately. Also, in July, Bonnie from the book blog A Backwards Story (whom I interviewed last summer) will be doing her Splash Into Summer extravaganza again, so if Tiffany’s mermaid buffet leaves you wanting more you’ll know what to do.

Copy of MemaidMonth

May 1
Kick Off Post with Schedule & Giveaway (sponsored by Tiffany and a friend)

May 2
Review: Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper

May 3
Guest Post & Giveaway with Karen Amanda Hooper

May 4
Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles

May 5
Review: Envy by Elizabeth Miles
Guest Post & Giveaway with Elizabeth Miles

May 6
Review: The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

May 7
Review: The Savage Blue by Zoraida Cordova
Guest Vlog & Giveaway with Zoraida Cordova

May 8
Review: Evergreen by Brenda Pandos

May 9
Interview & Giveaway with Brenda Pandos

May 10
Review: Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

May 11
Interview with Aimee Friedman

May 12
Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

May 13
Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks
Author Post by Anna Banks

May 14
Review: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnette

May 15
Guest Post by Mindee Arnette

May 16
Guest Review of Promises by Amber Garr, by Jessica Baker

May 17
Review: Betrayal by Amber Garr
Guest Post & Giveaway with Amber Garr

May 18
Review: Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

May 19
Review: Above World by Jenn Reese

May 20
Review: The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

May 21
Guest Post & Giveaway with Laura Howard

May 22
Review Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs

May 23
Review: Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Author Post & Giveaway with Tera Lynn Childs

May 24
Review & Publisher Giveaway: Starling by Lesley Livingston

May 25
Review: Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

May 26
Review: Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

May 27
Review: Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown
Extra Scene & Giveaway with Anne Greenwood Brown

May 28
Review: Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

May 29
Review: Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs

May 30
Review: Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

May 31
Guest Post by Carolyn Turgeon
Finish Post

That is right: Mermaids & Myth Month ends tomorrow with a guest post from yours truly, writing about my inspiration for Mermaid. I asked Tiffany why she loves mermaids so much, and here’s her response:

“I’ve been fascinated with them since I was little and saw Disney’s Little Mermaid. Everything just expanded from there and I was only pulled more in when I learned of the not so sweet mermaids/mermen. They live in such vivid worlds and no matter their shape, size, colour or personality, they all hold a certain allure that just calls to me. May also have something to do with the fact I am a serious water baby and refuse to live anywhere that is not near a body of water and have joked about being part mermaid. You know it’s possible, right?!”

2 Responses to “Tiffany’s Mermaid & Myth Month”

  1. tiffescaping1bookatatime May 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM #

    Thank you so much for the post!! This month has been a blast and I’m grateful for all of the amazing authors and the books that I got to read this month <3. Looking forward to your release of The Fairest of Them All and also seriously want to get me hands on Rain Village!!!

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