This month, FishEye Photography is shining the spotlight on Fairview’s own Richard & Mary Rensberry, owners of QuickTurtle Books. Both Richard & Mary are the authors & illustrators of over 35 books, including Richard’s series entitled “Conversations with Sasquatch”. Richard is currently working on his fourth book in the series.
Originally from the Alpena area, Richard’s interest in Sasquatch started as a young boy while fishing on the bank of the Thunder Bay River, where he spotted a Sasquatch down stream fishing as well. This sparked a life long interest in the elusive and world renowned creature. As Richard said, “You don’t find them, they find you”.
Mary’s background is in education with her teaching skills spanning pre K – high school. She’s taught at charter, public, private, homeschool and parochial school systems, earning her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology in 2005. Mary has recently finished co-authoring a book called “A Genius in Every Child”. Mary is also heavily involved in local volunteer groups that are oriented in community development.
The couple met in 2012 while at a social event that Mary’s son was attending. Her son, who knew Richard, told him that he simply had to meet his mom during her visit from Texas as the two shared similar interests and he thought they’d hit it off. With introductions made, the beginning of a beautiful partnership began to bloom.
The couple relocated back to Fairview in 2016 as they “fell in love” with the dynamics and spiritualness of the area. Richard attributes this to the previous Indian influence that existed as well as the current Amish contribution to the area. They feel the beauty and demeanor of the community suits them perfectly.
The Rensberry’s are a delightful couple with a host of fascinating stories and accomplishments too long to list here. They write, illustrate and publish custom books for charitable groups and local businesses. For more information on their books and where to purchase them, go to their website, http://www.booksmakebooms.com. For Richard’s Sasquatch series, visit http://www.conversationswithsasquatch.com
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