Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Gold and Pearl Ring contest

Hey everyone!

My author friend Demelza Carlton just created a contest to win this super beautiful gold and pearl ring fit for a mermaid!

To enter the contest, click on the link below and enter! (You might end up with free romance books too!)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Oct 21st Update!

Hello everyone!

I've a short announcement~

I've finished illustrating all of the pages of Orange County Mermaid's children's book, and I'll be working on another one this time with Elseanna Mermaid (you can check her out at ). This one will take up a little bit more time and the slated date for completion (on my end) will be for Mid-September 2017. I won't release details of the book just yet until she does, but until then please keep an eye out.

Much love
SeaGlass Siren

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back from Hiatus! September 6th, 2016

Good afternoon, fellow mers!

I'm happy to announce that I will be working with the Orange County Mermaid on a children's alphabet book as an illustrator! I'm also now affiliated with Kristy Nicolle, author of the Tidal Kiss Trilogy.
As such, I have decided to get this blog back up and running. I won't be updating the catalogue as often as I used to, but I will be providing book reviews for books I have read. They will include spoilers and spoiler alerts, however for the ones who do not enjoy reading spoilers in reviews I will write a separate non-spoiler review and it will be posted on my facebook page.

For my first reviews, I will be reviewing Kristy Nicolle's first two book in the Tidal Kiss Trilogy, The Kiss that Killed Me, and The Kiss That Saved Me.

Those will be posted later in the week as I will also be working on illustrations for the upcoming children's book.

Stay tuned!
The SeaGlass Siren

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jan. 30th 2016

Happy new year!

I apologize for my absence, but I have been taking a bit of a hiatus so I could focus on my personal life. I'd like to make a quick announcement before I publish the next feature author, Robert E Thornsberry, of "The Accidental Mermaid."

I'm still on hiatus, unfortunately, but I will find the time to update when I can. It just won't be a priority. I'm still trying to get my life together; I promise you all that everything is fine, life has just gotten more busier and I just have to re-evaluate and prioritize things.

Also I'm behind on books I need to add into the catalogue. I have... too... many... and I am still looking for volunteers who would like to look after this site for me! If anyone is interested, you know how to reach me!

With love, SeaGlass Siren.


Without further ado, please welcome Robert E Thornsberry, the author of "The Accidental Mermaid."

SS: Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview! To start, how long have you been writing for?
R: I tried writing on and off for quite a long time. It didn't quite catch on for me until 2010, when I found that my writing got better when I stopped taking it (and myself) seriously and started doing it for fun.

SS: Was that how "the accidental mermaid" was created? :P was it a fun accident? 
R:Yes, it began with two short stories, 'Alex and Hannah' and Hannah's Tale', and grew from there. Both stories were originally parallel, one told from the man's POV the other from the woman's. They were too interesting for me to drop. I found then that other people liked them too.

SS: How did you come up with Alex and Hannah? Can you provide a brief synopsis what the book is about?
R: It's about a young couple, Hannah Mendenhall, a proofreader/editor for a small fantasy game publisher, and her soon to be husband and CPA, Alex Harris. They both become caught up in the Xanadu Event, a magical disaster that transforms visitors to a cosplaying convention into whatever costume they were wearing at that moment. (The Xanadu Event setting was originally created by Bryan Derksen.)
When the disaster happened, Hannah was in the middle of a costume change from a Vulcan Starfleet officer to a mermaid. Alex came as a Jedi knight. They first have to find each other, then figure out what to do with their new lives along with thousands of other survivors.

SS: So I take it that the force is strong with you then! When did you decide to publish this? If I'm correct, I also recall there was a sequel to this as well. do you work out the details of the plot or just see where it takes you?
R: The sequel to The Accidental Mermaid is The Girl With the Sea-Green Eyes, also available on Kindle and Barnes and Noble.
I just see where the characters and events take me. I have only a rough outline in my head. Probably not very wise, but so far it works for me.

SS: So far, what has been the hardest part about writing?
R: Finishing something instead of getting distracted by reality or shiny new story ideas.

SS: How did you come up with the cover?
R: It's a parody of the original Star Wars movie poster. The artist was Robet Xu from Indonesia. He also did some of the interior illustrations.

SS: Will you be planning on making it a trilogy or a series of books?
R: I'm waiting for one or more of the characters to wake me up in the middle of the night saying, 'Hey, here are some new ideas, get busy.' (It's happened before.)
SS: Fair enough lol! Alright, that pretty much concludes the questioning. Thanks so much for doing this!
R: You're very welcome!

To purchase his book "The Accidental Mermaid", click here, and here for "The Girl with the Sea-Green Eyes"!
Also, as of this morning you can now find his new book "Spindrift", t
he space opera with a mermaid, as a Kindle ebook available for purchase on Amazon!