So here it is! An actual Hardcover copy of the final book! I've actually had it for a few weeks now, but have been so swamped with work that I haven't been keeping up with the blog (as you may see by the entry dates).
I really could not be any happier with how the book turned out. Of course, the story itself represents several years of thought and effort and sacrifice and all that. But I'm actually just referring to the quality of the printing itself. The color turned out better than I hoped. And the glitter font used for the word "Mermaid," which is only crudely represented by this photograph, is simply stunning to see in real life. So appealing. I owe an incredible debt to my Editor and Designer at Scholastic Press for overseeing both the design and overall look of the cover. I simply could not have done it without them.