Greetings to potential recruits. Ready for a brief on the plan?

Mission Statement: To advance the interests of the Paranormal Romance writers and authors.

Details: Paranormalists features a multi-user blog and social site for Paranormal Romance writers who are participating in contests and/or published or seeking publication of their work.

Purpose: To have fun, network with like-minded writers, build your name recognition and future reader base, and socialize with other PR writers and authors.

Code of Conduct: Relax and be yourself. Put your boots up and stay awhile. Friendly chatter is encouraged.

FAQs: I'm not sure I write Paranormal Romance. What's the definition? Does it have other-worldly, alternative history or futuristic characters or elements? (Science Fiction Romance, Steam Punk, Futuristic, Apocalyptic etc.) Do the characters have paws, claws, fangs or fins? (Such critters as vampires, werewolves, elves, shapeshifters, demons, mermaids or other fantasy characters). Does it have supernatural characters or those with extra-sensory abilities (ghosts, genies, psi-abilities, super heroes, etc.). If you answered yes to any of the above, it falls within the realm of Paranormalists.

Still not sure? Message any member with your questions, and if they can’t answer they’ll find someone who can.

Why should I sign on? So you can network while supporting your subgenre and your peers. Get "the buzz" on industry news. Help celebrate finals, wins, sales, and career landmarks. Best of all, pre-promote your work to your target audience. Paranormal writers are loyal paranormal readers.

Why don't we use Yahoo Groups? Although other contest groups and organizations use Yahoo Groups to conduct business, we believe the blog format is more user-friendly to creating a professional interactive network environment that can be viewed at the member's discretion without having to manage multiple emails or digests, and works more seamlessly with graphics and photos.

How do I join? It's easy. Email Dawn, dlareejackson1 at gmail dot com (without the spaces and use @ for at, and . for dot) with your pen name and include your blog or website address. Give her a few days to check her messages and link you in. The link is what identifies you as a member on the standings list and helps promote you as a writer or author. If you don’t have a blog or website, we’ll simply link to Paranormalists.