Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'd like to welcome author Marsha A. Moore as the guest blogger on my blog today. Here you go:

It’s great to be here today. Thanks for inviting me, Katie.

I’d like to share some information about my upcoming book, Tears on a Tranquil Lake, which will be released next February 1st from MuseItHotPublishing http://museithotpublishing.com/. The book was based upon my initial impressions of living in Florida. I helped my mother get settled the year before I moved my own household here. Staying with her, those months were filled with much exploration, reacting to exotic tropical wonders, and lots of daydreaming. Especially here in Tampa, with the yearly Gasparilla festival focused on the legend of the famed pirate Jose Gaspar, I indulged in learning the local legends. My book is about a love triangle between a mermaid, a merman, and a pirate captain – certainly a Floridian fantasy.

Now, I’m going to turn it over to a good fellow named Black Sam, the first mate on the pirate ship, The Black Hawk. He’ll be reporting in on tall tales told in Tears on a Tranquil Lake.



It be a grand day to tell ye about a book I be featured in, called Tears on a Tranquil Lake. Tis written by a great lass and fine storyteller, Marsha A. Moore.

I be called Black Sam, in the honored rank o’ first mate on the privateer vessel, The Black Hawk, under the command of Captain Raphael. The Hawk sails under colors o’ the Jolly Rodger and our own hawk on a red field.

The Captain be sweet on a new mermaid we pulled aboard the other night, saving her from the chill o’ cool winter surface waters. Just turned, she be so green, not knowing even to go deep into the water below to protect herself. But fer all the trouble, she be a lovely lass named Ciel, with long golden hair, shapely woman curves, some right pretty blue scales and flipper, if ye have a likin’ for her fish tail. I be thinkin’ Captain likes all her parts, the way he be hanging after her. He looked the fool a tryin’ to get her to join us for a trip down to the pirate waters o’Tortuga.

Ciel and me got to be right good mates, helpin’ me tease Dogbone, our head galley cook. Was hard to keep her aboard though – always wantin’ to swim off with dolphins! *guffaws* Pardon me, remembering her leap-froggin’ with them always brings me a hearty laugh. The trouble that lass could find, even a run in with some evil voodoo!

But her worst trouble be with that merman, Meris, who turned her into a mermaid. Seemed he thought he owned the lass. She believed him too, and put her square in the midst of a struggle tween Captain and him. Poor lass, her head all spun crazy like with the two o’ them wooing her day in, day out. If it weren’t fer me position to serve Captain, I might o’ thown me beret in the ring too. Just so-te-speak, since me cap’s always on, to cover me bald spot. Instead, I tried me best to help the pretty mermaid decide. Took her forever and about wrenched the hearts out o’ those two men. An I won’t be tellin’ ye who the lass picked!

Ye’ll just have to save yer doubloons to get yerself a copy of this tall tale when it be released February 1st in the year 2011 from MuseItHot Publishing. If ye scalliwags be hankering fer more hints, drag yer bones over to the storyteller’s site at http://www.marshaamoore.com.


Marsha A. Moore said...

Thanks for inviting me to be here today, Katie!


MuseItUp Publishing said...

Oh, Black Sam has an interesting voice, loved it.

I love reading through a character's POV. Nicely done!

Anita Clenney said...

Thanks, Black Sam for letting us know about this upcoming tale. It sounds quite dastardly and delicious.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Great post, Katie. And Marsha, I love Black Sam's voice. He sounds like a fascinating fellow. Best of luck in February.

Roseanne Dowell said...

Sounds like a great book, Marsha

Charlie said...

Sounds like a delightfully imaginative story. Can't wait to read it. Sam has a great voice.

Charlie said...

Sounds like a delightfully imaginative story. Can't wait to read it. Sam has a great voice.

Unknown said...

Love Black Sam...what a cute interview. I'm "hankering" fer more, but today being the first, I just spent my last doubloon on bills. Hate being poor. Maybe I should become a pirate. :)

Sara Durham Writer ~ Author said...

Marsha, I love mermaids! This sounds like a wonderful story, looking foward to reading it!


Marsha A. Moore said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I'll be sure and pass your kind words along to Black Sam. He taught me a lot about pirate speak. Nancy Bell, my sweet editor, had way too much fun laughing about all the dialects, a few variations of pirate-ease and one from a Caribbean mambo.

Sorry, I couldn't respond sooner to comments, since they weren't visible until mid-afternoon, when I had to be away from the computer.

Thank you all.


Karen McGrath said...

Very cool, Marsha! :)

Sherry Adams said...

Yay; can't wait! Well done Marsha

Anonymous said...

Interesting post. Black Sam is quite the character.

Anonymous said...

Great voice and a fun way of introducing the story. Best wishes with your writing.
Charmaine Gordon