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Exciting countdown to the new book cover reveal …

Exciting countdown to the new book cover reveal …

The Faery Tale of Aqua Marine has been a long time in the making. I sketched out a skeleton plan for the story straight after completing The Faery Tale of Amy Thyst, and always intended to release a new book each year. Unfortunately life got in the way, and due to changes in my personal circumstances, publication goals had to be put on hold. It is therefore a momentous occasion for me to finally be back in the game and feeling that giddy anticipation of the fast-approaching release day. This week my lovely publishing assistant, Catherine, sent through my very first glimpse of the artwork for the outer cover of Book Number 3. I have to confess that I cried. The designer had perfectly brought to life every wishful vision I had held in my head up to this point. The colours to match the crystal, the presentation to sit beautifully alongside the previous books, and the depiction of my heroine, the courageous mermaid Aqua Marine. I was sitting on the settee with my nine-year-old daughter in our living room when the image came through to me via e-mail, and she picked up on my emotional state as I shared it with her. “You can cry about it if you want, Mummy,” she said. So I did. I must have stared at it a million times since then and can’t wait to get Aqua mounted and framed alongside Rosie and Amy on my stairs. Once the cover and blurb have been approved, the next stage of the process is to check over the interior of the book. This is my last opportunity to examine the content and the lay-out before going to print. Everything has gone completely to schedule so far, so we still look set for an Autumn release, which of course I shall share with you as soon as I know the exact date. In the meantime, I am thrilled to be able to reveal Aqua Marine to you in the next few days when I share the first image of the book cover. Thank you for all your support on my writing journey. It really does mean the world to me. Peace, love and sunshine sparkles xoxo

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