Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Madness

Before we begin I would like to point you all to an AMAZING contest run by Tahereh. I don't usually take the time to point out these things, but not only are the prizes incredible, the contest itself is unbelievably creative. So be sure to check it out.

Today's author is
Beverley BevenFlorez. Beverley has quite a bit of information about herself available on her bio (thank you Bev) but was still difficult to figure out. Some Supernatural creatures hide their identities well.

She's obviously sweet and very involved in the kidlitosphere. She blogs every Friday about the best posts of the week so has a great resource available (and I don't just point you there because she's mentioned me twice). She has an agent, she's been writing forever (well, not FOREVER but you know) and she writes YA and MG fantasy.

She's friendly, she's loyal (her husband was deployed to Iraq for quite some time and their marriage is still strong), and she's creative. But what really clinched it for me was the description of her work in progress (which btw sounds awesome and I want to read it NOW so get to work). It's about a MERMAID. Yep. Sure she's written about witches too, but she clearly belongs in the former category.

She even lives in Orange CA so she can reach the ocean if she needs to.

So, Beverley, tell us - is it hard to get around without your tail?

17 comments:

  1. Wow, outed! It's a difficult life trying to balance being a mermaid with being a writer (laptops just don't work well underwater), but I manage. ;)

    Thanks for this! It made me smile.

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  2. So glad Beverley! Yes, I imagine water and technology don't interact well...

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  3. First of all--New follower! *waves*

    I just stumbled across your blog today and I love connecting with other writers, so I hope you don't mind me blog stalking you.

    Thanks for pointing out this author and I hope you have a happy Monday! :)

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  4. Are you kidding? I love being blog stalked by other writers! It makes me feel special. :) Welcome and glad you stopped by.

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  5. What a great teaser about Beverly! I'll have to go check her out now! :)

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  6. omg! thanks for the linkage! you are awesome :D :D

    and i love your breakdown of beverly! so witty!!

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  7. Tahereh No problem! Glad you had fun.

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  8. Hey Lisa, fun post about Beverly the mermaid. Her blog round up is awesome!

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  9. I know! It's awesome! I have to check it out every Friday.

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  10. I love that Beverley's work in progress is about a Mermaid! Not much of that on the market and it's an interesting concept. I am curious if it's hard to learn to walk, kind of like going from snowboarding to skiing? :)

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  11. Heather - I know! It sounds like a good one. I'd totally pick it up if I saw it in the bookstore. He he, good question too.

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  12. Hi! I popped over after reading your post at Adventures in Children's Publishing. Loved it! ;-)

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  13. Shannon - so glad you did! Love it and pop over here that is. He he.

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  14. We love Tahereh and Beverely sounds awesome...I mean, mermaids? SOLD!

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