Guest Author Mary Rensberry

Today my guest artist is children’s book author Mary Rensberry, whose new book The Best of Me from a-z is now available from Amazon. It is about reinforcing and validating the innate traits and virtues of and for children (as well as most adults for that matter).
As a children’s book author myself, I am struck by the phenomenal illustrations that accompany each virtue and trait from a-z. Illustrator Sara Murtas did a wonderful job in capturing your visions of affirming the higher qualities we all strive for in our lives.

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How did you connect with illustrator Sara Murtas for the collaboration of The Best of Me from a-z?

First of all, thank you Richard Rensberry and QuickTurtle Books for having me as your guest artist. You’ve had some amazing artists thus far!

You ask about my connections with Sara Murtas, the illustrator of The Best of Me from a-z and how we connected. We connected via the world’s largest Freelance Services Marketplace known as Fiverr ( fiverr.com). It was there I looked through many portfolios from various artists for the kind of art I was envisioning. It was there I found Sara’s outstanding work. The rest is history! I sent her a request for the type of illustrations I was needing and we agreed on a price and built our collaboration from there. All in all, Sara is a top-notch professional, has a good work ethic, and has great communication skills. It was a joy to work with Sara in every respect.

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A Soul For Some Lemons

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     My soul mate, Mary and I, like to plant and grow things, especially things we can eat.  We currently have several small lemon trees started from seed growing in pots.  These are organic lemons, lemons full of happiness and bright sunshine.

     I watch over each tree from blossom to fruit.  I have a growing knowledge and awareness of their everyday existence.  I can go so far as to say I know each tree’s lemons as individuals and small groups congregating on various limbs.  When there should be seven on a tree it does not escape me if I find only six or three or even one. Continue reading