Last week I was contacted by author Leigh Michael and asked to participate in a YA Mythology promotion. With mermaids, demigods, sprites, etc. breaking into the YA market, she collected ten of us who write for this genre to help showcase why mythological stories are worth the hype.
Someone posted a comment in one of my reviews a while ago that asked "are mermaids the new vampires?" and I've been wanting to address that ever since. Yes! I sure hope that mermaids and other water creatures are next in line to enter pop culture. I've noticed more and more mermaid stories being published and I think there will be another push for them later this summer when Amanda Hocking releases her mermaid/siren series and her millions of fans are introduced to an alternative being to swoon over. As an indie author with a mermaid series, I hope these fans will search out other mermaid and mythological stories to quench their thirst.
But back to the promotion...we will all be posting and sharing ideas about YA mythology trending now and there will also be some awesome giveaways. So what do you think? Are mermaids and mythological creatures the next vampire or werewolf?