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Character Interview: Lily from Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Submitted by on June 25, 2011 – 3:37 am8 Comments

Fins are Forever…

Today we are pleased to welcome Lily Sanderson from the uber cute and books by Tera Lynn Childs. Lily is just like every other teenage girl except for the little fact she is only part human. Her dad is none other than than the king of the sea and when Lily gets wet her fins start to show. In celebration of the upcoming release of on June 28th, we sat down with Lily to chat just a bit and find out how she’s doing.


Hi Lily! Thank you so much for answering a few questions for us today!

Thanks for having me! I’m used to getting some media attention in Thalassinia, but it’s pretty rare up here on land.

How are you? Have you totally adjusted to human life?

I’m great! I mean, I’m not sure I can ever fully adjust to human life–I spent fourteen years under the ocean, so I think there will always be things that don’t make sense on land. But I’m definitely figuring things out.

How does Quince feel about all the mermaid stuff? Is he coping?

Oh yes, he’s coping. I think he’s actually taking it better than most humans would. He does love teasing me about it, though. Any time I let even the tiniest sea slang slip, he’s right there with a funny jab. He still can’t really stomach the idea of eating nonstop sushi, though. I’m working on that!

Besides your father, what do you miss most about the sea?

My friends, of course. If I could bring Peri up here on land, I’d do it in a fin flick. And the sushi. There are some decent places up here on land, but they’re few and far between. I dream about the sushi I can get in Thalassinia.

We love your sea-slang! Is their any particular human slang you think your sea friends would laugh at or find interesting?

Oh, there are so many! One of the funniest is definitely “off the hook” because, well, most of the living things under the sea would prefer to stay off the hook. Literally.

With your unique sense of style what stores might we catch you shopping in?

I’m not super big on shopping, mostly because it’s stressful to try to guess what’s trendy and what’s not. I’m really bad at that. I usually end up just buying things that I think are cute anyway, and try to ignore what others say. My absolute favorite store is Target. I can always find cute things that fit my (and Aunt Rachel’s) limited budget.

Its summertime, heat and humidity are no friend to naturally curly manes. What is the best product you’ve found to combat frizzy hair?

I am so not the person to ask about that. My hair defies all frizz-defying products. I’ve tried everything (except a Brazilian blow out, which I hear is awesome but is sooo expensive) and nothing works. Mostly I try to spend as much time in the water as possible so the frizz isn’t noticeable.

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us. Good luck with everything!

Thanks for the fun questions! Hope everyone has a great summer. And if you see someone emerge from the ocean, only kiss them if you really, really mean it.


*Special Thanks to Tera Lynn Childs for the fun interview! Be sure to visit the author’s website , read our interview with the author and to check out the rest of our Tera Lynn Childs feature for extra chances to win Forgive My Fins and other titles by Childs in our MEGA GIVEAWAY!

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