Early in the novel, I introduced three ex-mermaids to support Isabella/Barbara on her Earth journey. While I had specific roles in mind for Gillian Sanderson and Belinda Armstrong, Kendra Adams was an afterthought. As the third reference on Barbara’s human résumé, I didn’t expect Kendra to play a major role in the former’s life.
But that did not sit well with Kendra. Halfway through the first draft, she started appearing in my dreams along with the other characters from Between Land and Sea. At first, I ignored the blonde sixty-something interloper who reminded me of several modern-day spiritual leaders. Persistent and not content to stay in the background, she made her presence felt as I struggled with plot issues.
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