While Rosemary Clement-Moore and I were at the RWA conference in Orlando last month, the topics of our books (and our paranormal elements) came up more than once. During one such conversation, we pondered who would win a battle between ghosts (Rosemary's creature of choice) and mermaids (mine, obviously).
Now we each have our opinions, but there is no way we can decide something so vital on our own. So we are enlisting your help!
THE ULTIMATE SUPERNATURAL SMACKDOWN
In a paranormal fight of epic proportion, Tera Lynn Childs (Forgive My Fins) and Rosemary Clement-Moore (The Splendor Falls) are hosting a throwdown between two of the fantasy world's most elusive creatures: GHOSTS and MERMAIDS.
Now it's time for you to choose sides in the battle, and reap the rewards. Your challenge is thus:
Write a 500 word essay declaring whether you will align with ghosts or mermaids and why. You can debate the relative merits of either creature (mermaids are corporeal but ghosts can move through walls) or explain how you think the battle will go down or just flat out say why you prefer one over the other. You can even write a flash fiction piece that makes your preference crystal clear.
To submit your essay for consideration, either email your entry to one of the hosts (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) or Twitter reply them (@teralynnchilds or @rclementmoore) with the #ghostsvsmermaids hashtag and a link to where you have it posted.
Ah, but what about the rewards? The hosts will choose three winners from each side (making six winners in all) to win a signed book and swag pack.
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Let the battle begin!
I expect lots of entries from the Splash Team--and you know which side you should be on! Now, get writing and good luck.