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Howard Parsons
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This is the first in a series of FAQs intended to reveal the source(s) of inspiration for the places and people on Colony Island. The Mermaid Tavern The Mermaid Tavern serves as the setting for Peter’s lunch with Carl, the Pizza Guy, during Peter’s first…
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People assume that because you’re an author, you have a supply of ready-made gifts for all occasions. While this may be somewhat true in the early days following the release of your first book, I can assure you that it does not last very long. Christmas…
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in·ter·reg·num [ˌin(t)ərˈreɡnəm] NOUN a period when normal government is suspended, especially between successive reigns or regimes. an interval or pause: “the interregnum between the discovery of radioactivity and its detailed understanding” According to…
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Everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. Thanks to the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), I’m getting 15 seconds. The IBPA has released a video with highlights from their booth at BookExpo/BookCon 2016 in Chicago. If you watch closely, I think…
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Congratulations go to the sixth Tea Mug winner in our Epic Giveaway, Joseph McGarry. The final Urban Mermaid tea mug will be on its way to him just as soon as she sends me his mailing address. The Party’s (almost) Over It’s hard to believe that the Epic…
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That was the week that was.[1] My trip to Chicago for BookExpo/BookCon – 2016 was memorable, to say the least. The show was actually two events. BookExpo is a huge publishing trade-show spanning three days. BookCon followed on Saturday and was open to the…
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Believe it or not, this author reads things other than mermaid stories. While I do have a guilty pleasure or two, that’s not what I’m here to talk about. Instead, I want to talk about The Holy Or The Broken – Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & The Unlikely…
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Our fifth Tea Mug winner is Sierra Morales and the Urban Mermaid tea mug will be on its way to her just as soon as she sends me her mailing address. Here’s how you can can be a winner: I have a very limited supply – 1, to be precise – of Urban Mermaid …
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It has finally stopped raining, here in Charlottesville, VA. For the moment, anyway. It’s bound to start up again. More sooner rather than later. I’ve been involved in the seemingly Sisyphean[i] task of getting ready to attend BookExpo America – 2016 in…
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Our fourth Tea Mug winner is Becky Nelson and the Urban Mermaid tea mug will be on its way to her just as soon as I can get to the Post Office. Here’s how you can can be a winner: I have a very limited supply – 2, to be precise – of Urban Mermaid  tea…
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