No, I know it looks stupid now. It is just an early-stage mock-up.
I decided that I am going to do a wrap-around cover, so the beach will extend all the way to the back cover of the book.
This is the picture of my daughter, Mollie, that we picked from the four I took.
All I have done so far is remove some of the bushes, to start getting a feel for how much to leave. Remember, we want some sailing ships on the water. And her uniform will look a lot different. Also, don’t panic, the PVC pipe will look like a spear soon.