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Spooky Sleuths:
Don't Go Near the Water

Author: Natasha Deen


  • Book Cover & Jacket Illustration

  • Character Design

  • Interior B&W Illustrations


  • Random House

  • Jacket Design & Art Direction: Razzouk Monique

"Asim's field trip is freaking him out! His class is on a boat, exploring the Salish Sea, when he sees a pale, scowling woman staring at him from under the water. Asim's friend Rokshar thinks it's just a seal. She always finds a scientific explanation for the strange things that happen in town.

But when Asim's dad hears otherworldly music coming from the water, he feels so drawn to it that he tries to throw himself in! Could a fairmaid—a mermaid from Guyanese folklore—be to blame?

Release Date:  February 2023

Spooky Sleuths Series!


I cannot tell you how much fun I've been
having with these series. I'm so fortunate Narasha Deen has trusted me to illustrate her lovely story, which are all heavily  inspired by the folklore in Guyanese culture. It is very rare when I get a story where I can be as creepy, humorous and as creative as possible! ⁠

Spooky Sleuth is written by Natasha Deen and published by Random House.

Cover Design by Razzouk Monique. ⁠


The Book

A step by step look behind the process.

Let's Make Magic!

Let's work together! I'm always looking forward to new opportunities to bring stories to life, specially if they are full of color, humor and whimsy! 

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