"I had no cover in mind as I wrote Forgive My Fins. Which is weird, because I'm a very visual person and I usually make a mock cover for every book. But I was completely blank.
"My editor asked if I had any great ideas (which, as I said above, I didn't). I gathered together a collection of images that resonated with me, especially the movie poster for Aquamarine (right) and the Evian mermaid ad (below). I only knew that I wanted a realistic cover, with a real girl. A real Lily Sanderson. Mermaids are fictional enough already, I didn't want a cartoon to make my characters seem even more so..."
"When I first saw the original cover, I had mixed emotions..."
Read the rest of Tera's Cover Story at melissacwalker.com.