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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cover Stories: Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

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Tera Lynn Childs, who shared the scandalous Cover Story for her Oh. My. Gods. books, is back with an awesome, colorful cover and the story behind it. Take it away, Tera!

"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).
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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..."

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"When I first saw the original cover, I had mixed emotions..."

Read the rest of Tera's Cover Story at melissacwalker.com.

4 comments:

Little Willow said...

Fun book, lovely cover. Go TLC.

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