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Shadow in the Sea

Readers will return to Windwaithe Island once again. When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood.

Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets an actual young merman. Unable to speak his language, Sade still longs for the warm companionship he offers, despite the locals' dire legends about merfolk and their dark magic. But her confused feelings for the impossible boy become the least of her problems when Captain Westwood's ship docks at Windwaithe. With nowhere to escape, Sade must trust in the one person who doesn't fear the merfolk. A woman who had dealings with them herself—years ago

Friday, July 10, 2009

Completed Cover

And here it is in all it's glory. If you look to the left you will see what the final artwork for my book's cover looks like. It came out so stunningly beautiful. I should be seeing a copy of the first pass of printed pages within the next few weeks. I can't wait to see how it will look all completed. I am almost done with the rough draft of the sequel. (Only two more chapters to go) Then comes the hard work of editing and polishing. Of course, it is possible that if this first book doesn't sell they won't want the sequel, in which case, I and my writer's group will be the only ones who know what happens next. (Raspberry, I promise to send you a copy, if that happens) The other story is coming along nicely as well. I can never seem to limit myself to one story at a time. They all team up on me, demanding a life of their own.


Pinky said...

I love it ... however, Mario "still thinks her hair needs to be longer!" ... and if by any chance the book doesn't sell (which I doubt) ... Mario and I want to read the sequel.

Sheila A. Nielson said...


That goes without saying. :)

Amy said...

We're excited for you!

CoyoteLion said...

It's amaaaazing! I'm excited for you. I hope this book will sell well and that your sequel will get to be published too. I bet they're both awesome. I'll be getting a copy, that's for sure (I think you mentioned it'll be for Scholastic, so I'll sneak my lil' sister's book order and get it next January!)

Lynnette said...


I love the cover artwork! I can't wait to read the book.


jacollins7 said...

It is very beautiful just like you.
I can't wait to read it and I better get a signed copy from you just because you love me and I joined a blog (Whatever that is) I am old.
I love YOu
love Aunt Julie C.

Karlene said...


And what do you mean if it doesn't sell? Of course it will sell! It's a fabulous story.

Rebecca Herman said...

I love it! Such a beautiful cover.

Teresa Gashler said...

Woo-hoo! Love it :) I can't wait to see the whole book and your lovely work.

By the way, have I sent you an invite to our blog? If not, send me an e-mail to and I'll send you an invite.

Indecisive said...

Sheila that cover is gorgeous! I took back what I said about the artist; he did a fantastic job!

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