The Mermaid of Arch Creek (Paperback)
From best-selling author, David Raymond, a must read for anyone who loves mysterious and hilarious supernatural tales.
Wekiwa Sawgrass, the beguiling savior of her tribe in the Florida Everglades, along with her spirit animal sidekick, Rainbow, set out to help her tribe escape the poverty of the early 20th Century.
After opening her restaurant on the Miami river, Wekiwa gains fame and fortune and builds her home on Arch Creek, a mystical area once inhabited by Native Americans. Wekiwa struggles to follow the path of the Great Spirits as she finds herself transformed and drawn to a darker side of magic, casting erotic spells upon her patrons.
Decades later, Anna Phylaxis and her daughter Gina acquire the house built by Wekiwa, discovering themselves able to communicate with the amorous spirit world trapped under their home.
With a series of mystical events, an enchanted Creek, and a wild cast of characters trying to unearth its secrets, The Mermaid of Arch Creek is sure to entertain even the most discerning lover of humorous paranormal mystery. Can Wekiwa fight off the darkness and fulfill her destiny? What really caused the Arch Creek Natural Bridge to collapse in 1973? Do you believe in Mermaids? Well, do you?
About the Author
David Raymond is a Miami native and Best Selling Author. David spent his public service career directing large governmental social service systems, including the Florida Department of Children & Families, and the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Biology from Florida International University, a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Barry University, and completed the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education Program. Prior to working in the social service field, David taught middle school marine biology, and was an environmental laboratory technician testing Miami’s Ocean waters. Following a distinguished career, David successfully wrote over $1 Billion in grant applications, and two novels to date. David’s hobbies include reading, watching, and writing humorous science and supernatural fiction, cycling, experiencing the wonders of nature, playing his guitar, and learning the banjo. David's books are set in South Florida, with locations in Miami and the Everglades popping to life. David lives in Biscayne Park, Florida with his amazing and spiritually evolved wife Amy, and their forever goofy Aussiedoodle, Starry. David and Amy are blessed by their children, Mia, a gifted psychotherapist, Abraham, a legendary native fishing guide, their wonderful daughter-in-law, Yudith a teacher and mother, and their delicious grandson, Ryder.
The Mermaid of Arch Creek is like Mr. Toad’s wild ride. Fast paced and at times chaotic. Grab your hat and hold on for twists and turn and upside downs. Meet a vast array of quirky characters that will not disappoint. Fun and silly, yet in the end you may say- Maybe that’s right? Enjoy! - Jennifer Lange