September 19, 2018

Photo, courtesy of PFI Student Manual: What it looks like on a training dive line
 

When I began my journey to become a professional Mermaid I had no idea how intense and brutal the prerequisites would be. After all, “Mermaiding” sounds so whimsical and playful. Surely t...

I recently had to take a train from Bucharest, Romania to Sofia, Bulgaria. I ran into some male travelers who were showing visible stress at the idea of my traveling alone. The conditions on the trains were horribly uncomfortable, they said, and my landing in Sofia aft...

June 25, 2018

I'm sure with everything going on in the USA with the border crisis that all my readers will assume this article is about South and Central American immigration through the Mexican border. 

Since I am currently in Romania, I actually wanted to discuss a contemporary iss...

June 21, 2018

"Get off the moss - please, don't stand on the moss!" my heavily-accented Russian guide beckons me forward. I look down at the moss that has eaten over the asphalt and I jump forward, having forgotten myself.

Yep. Radioactive moss. You are not supposed to stand on it...

Hello, everyone! I missed blogging last week, and I'm feeling super lazy this week, so I'm going to talk about my recent learning curve on Video Blogging. 

So if you go onto YouTube, the majority of professional Mermaids have their own video blog channels, where they...


The Keeper of Fire was recently entered into the 2018 Ink and Insights writing contest, which concludes in August. A panel of four judges reads and reviews the first 10,000 words of your book (in my case, the prologue and chapter one), and they receive a one-page summ...

Photo: My Arabian and I trying an obstacle course for the first time together

“Every time you are handling your horse you are either training them or untraining them.” Some wizened clinician (or several) said that, and it’s something every rider and handler should kee...

April 25, 2018

That was on the front of my unicorn shirt that I wore to speak at Williams Elementary School. “Don’t dream it, do it!” It definitely set the tone; the students all loved it, calling it out as they read it once they walked in to listen to my presentation on my book, The...

April 18, 2018

Wise, cosmos-reading Centaurs, baby Dragons that grow quickly, an older magical man who guides the young character through trials – it’s very Harry Potter-esque, isn’t it?

Aside from the fact that comparing it to Harry Potter is SUPER good for publicity, (don’t stop!...

April 12, 2018

To look at life through rose colored glasses is to adjust ones’ personal lens and perceptions to a positive tint. It means to see something in a positive way, even if it means seeing it better than it really is. Is this a strength or folly?

When I was around twelve or...