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Happy October!

Alethea MermaidIt’s the first of the month again, which means it’s my turn to blog over at The Waterworld Mermaids.

Today I’m talking Location — writing about places you’ve never been, and urging you to visit as many places as you can to learn about them before you write them.

I also discuss the surreality of inventing a town that ACTUALLY EXISTS…

Is your passport up to date?

Where in the world would YOU like to go?

Click on over to read my essay and let me know!

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The Lost Art of Everything

Lee mermaid avatarI’m over at the Waterworld Mermaids today discussing the Lost Arts of the Twenty-First Century…like handwriting, phone etiquette, and some other fun things I stumbled upon while doing an internet search that I never would have considered.

http://waterworldmermaids.com/2014/04/the-lost-art-of-lost-arts/

What do you think is becoming a New Lost Art?

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When Family Christmas Videos Go Viral

The Little MermaidOver at the Waterworld Mermaids today, I’m chatting about this year’s viral sensation “Christmas Jammies” #xmasjammies

It’s a supercute video that’s been seen over seven million times…but this time, watch it again and *think* about it.

I did — read my thoughts here: http://waterworldmermaids.com/2013/12/famous-jammies/

I’m interested to know your opinions!

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You Are Cordially Invited

The Little MermaidHappy August, everyone!

I’m in LA at Vidcon this weekend…where are you?

Since it’s a brand new month, I’m over at the Waterworld Mermaids, talking about…er…something…

I may need your help with this one.

Follow this link over for details…

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A Princess by Any Other Name

The Waterworld MermaidsToday over at the Waterworld Mermaid lagoon, I’m talking about name pronunciation…specifically, my own.

This has been a very harrowing six weeks, and having people call me by the wrong name for that long is possibly the reason for the migraine I’m currently having.

How badly has YOUR name ever been mangled? Tell me all about it HERE.

I’m often asked by friends if I’d rather go by “Alethea” or “Lee.” My answer: as long as you can pronounce “Alethea” correctly, it doesn’t matter.

I also answer to “Princess.”

xox

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Do Not Miss This

The gorgeous Nebula of Kim Stanley RobinsonI posted a Very Important Essay on the Waterworld Mermaids site today called “How to Lose an Award Without Losing Your Mind.”

All you folks who were there with me (in body and spirit) the night of the Nebula Awards — you’re not going to want to miss this one.

It’s personal. Which means it’s a good one.

xox

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Interview with Zoraida Cordova at Waterworld Mermaids

Zoraida, Queen of the MermaidsOver at the Waterworld Mermaids today I have a special treat for you: a LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW that I did with mermaid novelist and fellow Harry Potter fan Zoraida Cordova.

Check it out HERE.

And I bet you thought you weren’t going to hear from me at all while I was off gallivanting at BEA.

Ha!!

xox

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Waterworld Mermaid Day

The Little MermaidYes, boys and girls, it’s a brand new month — that time when Princess Alethea is swimming with the Waterworld Mermaids.

Today in the lagoon I’m discussing Jude Deveraux, fairy tales, and things that happen in life that are, literally, stranger than fiction.

Have you ever said to someone, “Man, you can’t write this stuff.” Well…I happen to subscribe to that theory.

Come on over and share your experiences!

And Happy May Day to you all! xox

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Happy 2013!

The Little MermaidHappy New Year, everyone!

I wrote up today’s inspirational post and left it over in the Waterworld Mermaid Lagoon. You’ll have to click over there to see what it’s all about! (Especially if you’re a writer.)

In the meantime, I’m going to get some sleep so I’m all bright and chipper tomorrow for Aunt Theda’s Annual Loukoumathes Party!

You’re going to SO wish you were me right around 3pm this afternoon…

Have a great day, everyone! Start filling this world with wonderful things! xox

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Santa is my Guy

The Waterworld Mermaids have a special feature we call “Guy Day.” This month for Guy Day I’m interviewing the one…the only…SANTA CLAUS.

Please stop by and tell the jolly old man what you’d like in your stocking!

(Featuring holiday art by Carol Berning)

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