Thursday, March 04, 2010

Six Degrees of Separation

I'm trying to do the six degrees of separation...  and sell 5,357 more copies of my  "Hurricanes and Hangovers" book, as soon as possible, to cover some urgent matters, that sadly, require good old fashioned money.

Six degrees of separation (also referred to as the "Human Web") refers to the theory that, if a person is one step away from each person they know and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people they know, then everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth.

Sooooo... if you actually read and liked my book, I would be honored if you passed word on to others you know,  as a recommendation, a must-buy, a must-have.  While my book is on Amazon, the full title is long "Hurricanes and Hangovers (and Other Tall Tales and Loose Lies from the Coconut Telegraph) by Dear Miss Mermaid" so for simplicity sake, it's listed at 

with links to all the stores.

I'm working with some book distributors, to try to get it into more stores and more places, it all takes time, and being a newbie to the field, it takes time to get noticed. I do have 17 reviews on Amazon, which is a tiny fraction of the books sold, so if you read the book and have time to write a review on Amazon, I would be thrilled.  It doesn't matter whether you bought it from them or not, just that you read it and want to review it.  You can choose between one and five stars for a rating (with five being the highest.)

I am also getting geared up to do my own book tour and attempt to get it into more stores first hand. I would much rather be writing on my other books, as I do have several in the pipeline I am working on, and eager to get those out before the end of the year.
I was heavily encouraged when someone posted this review on Amazon, this week:  

5.0 out of 5 stars  
A GOOD TIME MON !, March 3, 2010
This book was just HYSTERICAL reading; you really felt like you were right there in the middle of all the Carib action !

If you have time in your BUSY day to recommend my book to your friends, relatives, coworkers,  neighbors, enemies...  I would be ETERNALLY grateful!   Who knows, maybe with the six degrees of separation...  anything could happen!

It ships worldwide too.

From the back cover:

About the book: Hurricanes and  Hangovers

As the hurricane approaches, take refuge, settle down to a few drinks of rum and rain, and soon you'll be raucously entertained with these 16 stories of madness and mayhem, of life afloat and ashore in the Caribbean.

Meet colorful drunks, gamblers, sailors, pirates and prostitutes. While many stories are based on truth, characters and scenes have been disguised and fictionalized to protect the guilty, the famous and the infamous.

Who is Dear Miss Mermaid?

As the most popular blogger in the British Virgin islands, Dear Miss Mermaid has dazzled islanders and tourists alike with tales of the tropics, local recipes, and informative weather reports for over ten years, blogging daily at and

Though her identity is kept top secret, fans can't get enough of her daily writings of life in a strange island world and what she calls "the comedy of living on the edge of reason in the Caribbean".

By Paul Spicer,

Ahoy pirates, mermaids, sailors and landlubbers!

This little book you hold in your hand is
just what the captain ordered!

Let this highly
entertaining collection of humorous tales carry
you away to a wacky world where life is a bubble
or two off center and all boats list lightly to portside.

Each one of these wild and bawdy Caribbean
tales will keep you smiling all day long.

Loosely based on fact, many of the names of
places and people have been changed (to protect
the guilty, of course).

But the flavor is definitely
Caribbean and the laughs are universal.
You won’t regret plunging into the cool
pages of this red-hot book. Unforgettable, original
characters serve up a fine feast of island life,
replete with laid-back sea-to-shore attitudes and
spicy inimitable Caribbean spirit. So put on
your sunglasses, pick up a nice cold drink, and
lay back in your deck chair. Let these tall tales
and loose lies melt your troubles away in the
uncharted waters of fun.
Linda K. Palmer

It ships worldwide too.


  1. Done, I have posted this link on my social networks, I have the book and love it. Good luck to you :)

  2. Maureen you are an ANGEL! Thank you!

  3. Hi, wondering if the book is available in a digital version for reading on iphone or Kindle.

  4. YES, I am trying to get a Kindle versin out SOON!


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