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Rembrandt, the Tuxedo Cat

A Middle Tennessean’s Charming Children’s Book Series

Article by Jessica Wayman

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Franklin Lifestyle

Marsha Walk Carroll has loved reading and writing since she was a child, but it was during her move from Texas to Tennessee that she came across an old writing that she had held onto from high school. “I thought, ‘Hey, that’s not half bad!’” said Marsha. As a teacher of language arts and reading, she began focusing on children’s books. Today, now a College Grove resident, Marsha is the author of The Adventures of Rembrandt the Tuxedo Cat - a children’s book series including her fourth and newest release, The Adventures of Rembrandt the Tuxedo Cat: Helps AJay, the Blue Jay, Rebuild His Nest. The main character, Rembrandt, the Tuxedo Cat, is based off Marsha’s own black and white pet cat, just as many other characters in the book series are based off real animals from her life. Once she comes across an idea for a story, she develops it into her own imaginative work starring her feline friend. Carroll’s stories are positive and uplifting. Rembrandt and his friends are kind and compassionate as they work together to solve problems – important skills and characteristics to instill in our children these days. Marsha’s illustrator, Izzy Bean of London, England, works very closely with her to bring the characters to life with her vibrant artwork. Marsha plans to have nine books total in this series, so keep an eye out as she continues to share her stories with us of Rembrandt and his friends.