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Since childhood, I had always dreamt of being an Author and Illustrator. Painting and writing is the most expressive way for me to demonstrate how I behold the world. I have been a bibliophile since early childhood.  I realised as an adult that books gave me the liberty to dream and conceive that anything is possible. Children and adults must find a way to recapture their imagination.



My stories allow a child and women to escape into a world all their own, and there's something quite delicious about that notion. 

My heroes are Beatrix Potter, Tasha Tudor and Laura Ingall's Wilder. I love these women for their individuality and ability to embolden their beliefs in how they wanted to see the world. They created the world they wanted, as Tasha was known to say, " When you're an artist and writer, you can play God, and create anything you'd like." That is undoubtedly one of my mottos. 

My storybooks are reminiscent of my dear hero and spiritual guide, Beatrix Potter. "If you like Beatrix's stories about rabbits, you're sure to adore my books about MerryMaid's and little animals too! I added little personal life experiences to each story, in hopes of inspiring young readers to look at life through a new mermaid's looking glass."
The Tale of MerryMaid Scarlette Rose 
is available now!
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Description: The Tale of Merrymaid Scarlette Rose

The Tale Of MerryMaid Scarlette Rose is an American children's book written and illustrated by me, Raquel Margaret Carter.

A mischievous and disobedient young Mermaid Scarlette Rose is chased about the water garden of the antagonist Sir Mr Barbaric. She escapes and returns home to her mother, who puts her to bed after dosing her with tea. It is a tale that encourages following one's heart, seeking joy and trust in ourselves. Hence, if we believe in our own power, we will always find our way home {true north}. This tale is derivative of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.



The Tale of Sawyer Lamb
Available 2020!

Deceit and Dissension

A British romantic drama that depicts a credulous young lady from an English family of the landed gentry. Having grown up sheltered in a home with her mother and father, Rosamund becomes an independent and spirited survivor~qualities that ultimately serve her well as she ventures into unfamiliar territory in the 19th century. She is married to the sardonic Duke of Winchester; however, she finds true love in the head gardener at Eccleshall Castle. Upon this discovery by the Duke, he uses deception and hypocrisy to force Rosamund to make a heart-wrenching choice. 
Forthcoming!
The Little Mermaids Transformational Tale
Forthcoming!

~The Little Mermaids Transformational Tale, A Voyage Back to Self Love { An all-encompassing book about her voyage back to self-love. A rediscovery of empathy and healing through her son's murder and how she plans to leave a legacy.}

More books forthcoming from Raquel:

~The Tale of Henny Penny Goody Two-Shoes
~The Tale of Oliver Rabbit
~The Tale of Patsy Violet
~The Tale of Diggity-Diggity Dave
~The Tale of Sybrena Ewe
~The Tale of Mrs Nevermore Raven
~The Tale of Melinda Little Mouse
~The Tale of Captain Jack
~The Tale of Squirrel Sadie
~The Tale of Hoppity-Hoppity John

~The Tale of Sawyer Lamb {June 8th, 2020}
{ A story about my dear son {the black sheep} and how the death of a beloved child doesn't have to be the end of happiness. Actually, when a tragedy occurs, it can be the result of a much grander plan.} 

~The Tale of Henny Penny Goody Two-Shoes {2020}
{A story of a hen that is judged for being pernickety but then comes the realisation as to why she is the way she is; quite delightful, lovely and not what you'd expect at all. An accurate tale of learning to stop judging others when you haven't walked in their little hen clogs.} 

~The Little Mermaids Transformational Tale, A Voyage Back to Self Love {2020}
{A rediscovery of healing, self-awareness, self~worthiness, and all-encompassing voyage back to self~love through the eyes of my life as a real mermaid with mermaid metaphors.}

~The Tale of Oliver Rabbit
{A story of my rabbit Mr Oliver Twisty Topsy can inspire children to remain in alignment and how our pets are here to remind us of unconditional love and spiritual connection.}

~The Tale of Patsy Violet
{A story of a little red cardinal bird and how her little baby birds learn to live on their own when their Momma dies. Its a story of how to teach children about the death transition of a parent, and learning a new way of communicating with them once they have passed.}

~The Tale of Diggity-Diggity Dave
~The Tale of Sybrena Ewe
~The Tale of Mrs Nevermore Raven
~The Tale of Melinda Mouse
~The Tale of Captain Jack
~The Tale of Squirrel Sadie
~The Tale of Hoppity-Hoppity John
~The Tale of Two Good MerryMaids
~Deceit and Dissension

I spend my day's writing, painting, gardening, along with many other homemaking pursuits and currently reside in my folks humble little home off the coast of Florida called, {Carter's Cottage}.