Being a sister

Tomorrow, the third Mermaid Mystery, SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES, comes out. When I first conceived of these stories, all I knew was that I wanted to write cozy mysteries set in the ocean. I didn't have a firm grasp on who the characters would be or what the mysteries would entail, just underwater mysteries with mermaids.


I tend to work without a plan, but this was a stretch even for me.


Before I started writing them but after I had this idea, I discovered a fabulous cover designer (Mariah Sinclair from thecovervault.com) through a fellow author. Mariah was gearing up for a major premade sale (where she makes covers for series that she dreams up and authors can buy the completed covers). Mariah put a set of mermaid mystery covers into her premade sale and that was it. I bought the covers and started writing.