It’s #RIAuthor Month! Meet Theresa Schimmel

Schimmel book cover

On their annual summer visit to the Watch Hill Carousel, Otto and Thora are excited to try for the brass ring that will earn a free ride. But when Otto retrieves the brass ring and decides to keep it, he has no way of knowing that its magical power will take him and his twin sister into the carousel panel paintings, where they will experience thrilling adventures.

The Carousel Adventure features the Watch Hill Carousel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  Believed to be the oldest continuously operating carousel in the country, it consists of twenty wooden horses with real horse hair tails and manes. Suspended from rods with no platform, the horses seem to ‘fly’ through the air as the carousel turns.  In the center of the carousel are large painted panels, reproductions of famous 19th- and 20th-century paintings. The illustrator of the book’s cover, Gary Anderson, painted the panels on the Watch Hill Carousel and refurbishes the horses.

A hard cover book, The Carousel Adventure will keep children riveted as they experience the exciting adventures of Thora and Otto in each chapter. The book is designed to both entertain and educate. Reproductions of the carousel’s paintings are depicted at the beginning of each chapter with non-fiction pages on the paintings’ subject matter at the end of each chapter.


The author of three other children’s books and an adult novel, Theresa Schimmel is a former teacher and educational consultant. Her short stories and poems have been featured and won awards in literary magazines and newspapers. She is a member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors. Married with two adult sons and two grandchildren, she resides in Rhode Island with her husband, Steve. Her books can be purchased through .

OPPORTUNITY! The author has offered to discount her book by 50% (from $24.95 to $12.50) to one winner. When you comment on this blog post, be sure to indicate if you want to enter the drawing. One winner will be chosen at random and the author will contact you directly. Contest ends one week after publication. US residents only, please.


3 thoughts on “It’s #RIAuthor Month! Meet Theresa Schimmel

  1. I would love to enter your contest. As a child we would go to Roger Williams park and ride the carousel and as adults we can not go the RI and not ride it. It has been many years since I have been there. I think this would be a great read for my myself and my grandchildren.
    Thank you for this opportunity.
    Leslie Piver


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