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Happy New Year - 2015!

"Mermaid Rising" is about to be released on the Kindle and a week or two later, the paperback will be available on Amazon. Looking back a year, it seems hard to believe that the idea that became "Mermaid Rising" is now in book form. Much has happened since then - I've become a writer, spending most of my time with a keyboard in lap and my iPad tipped up on a table somewhere. Putting out a book isn't an easy process, but a worthwhile one. I'm glad to have written it. I still laugh at some of the quirks of the characters. Reading the proof I had from the printer, I was still finding errors - but most importantly finding new things...

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Mermaid Rising Finished

My first book, Mermaid Rising is now complete. The cover chosen: I can say that it is beautiful. The darling little lady that graces the cover is a champ to let her pictures be used. And a bit of divine providence, that while I was shopping for a cover she on her own had some pictures of herself done as a mermaid. All done by the same photographer recommended to me as the one to do my cover.At nearly 102,000 words, which printed will be ~340 pages, Mermaid Rising is ready to go. The last tweak completed only last week, I've closed the book to further revisions. It's time to let the reader have it.The text is being finalized by...

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Mermaid Kisses 2.0

“Out with the trash,” and I kicked my one free leg and thrashed my brother Brad on the leg. He was made of stern stuff and it was doing me little. I'd have to step up my efforts. “Good for nothing but dumping in with the pigs,” he continued. “It’s hot!” he complained, “The pigs sure could use a new pig… Hey, stop your squirmin… Hey, ow!”I howled at the threat and kicked, ripping my cracked nails along his arm such that he dropped me. I had about a second to swing and catch hold of the door frame and railing before hopping over and sprinting flat-out yelling my glee at Brad’s chagrin. “You ain’t going to catch me!” I...

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Mermaid Kisses 1.3

My first reaction was to punch the girl, but how do you punch someone upside down and falling? I had no problems considering punching a girl my age for making fun of me, unlike the damsel I'd rescued. Her I'd punch if she wasn't wearing a dress. Mom says dresses are off-limits and you must treat girls in dresses like ladies. Personally it wasn't so much the dress as how clean she was, as pretty much every girl I'd ever met wore a skirt. Instead I figured it was how they did their hair and their smell. Though that could be something in being clean. Until now I measured it all on Mar. On Sundays she dressed up ‘real nice’...

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