Author and illustrator Roberta L. Raymond creates three charming characters in words and watercolor illustrations that will capture the interest of young readers. A keen observer of underwater life, Raymond shows how courage, curiosity and hard work can transform the lives of unusual creatures.
Unique characters really exist as sea creatures in the warm Caribbean and author/illustrator Roberta L. Raymond of Sister Bay brings them to life in Three Sea Tales, a 40-page glossy book that delights children and the adults reading to them. The three stories are illustrated in transparent watercolor. Raymond has been snorkeling and observing these creatures and many others for the last 40 years. Although she has not yet figured out a way to paint while underwater, she takes photos, makes mental notes, and sketches the scenes when she returns to shore.
Raymond and book designer Jim Groll bring years of experience as writer, artist, and advertising art director together to create another one of their successful projects. Their first book, Amy and the Amaryllis, was released in September 2014 and was chosen by the editors of The National Gardener Magazine for recognition and review in the April 2015 issue. Raymond’s luscious watercolors have been featured on airline and restaurant menus, in many solo and group shows, in collections in the U.S., Canada and abroad. The book is published by Mira Digital Publishing and sells for $18.99. It is available online from The Book Table, an independently owned bookstore in Oak Park, Illinois.