Road Apple Pie

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These are the apple days of September when we find Johnny Appleseed has left his footprints all along the roads of Northern Michigan.  The apple crop is ripe, with the early birds like the Transparent and the Dutch already deer fodder.   Before those breeds fell to the ground in late August, I found, picked and made crisp from their distant  relatives.  Picked just before ripe, they are deliciously tart and make scrumptious crisps and pies, not bad in my oatmeal, either. Continue reading

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From Hale to Paradise

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This year the Michigan Lighthouse Festival was held in Paradise, Michigan, and living not to distant from Hale, Michigan, this trip was dubbed the Hale to Paradise trip.  Paradise is about fifteen miles short of the shores of Lake Superior, where we were scheduled to have a vendor space at the Community Center for the Festival.

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Like a Big Ship I have been from one side of the country to the other this summer.  I have spent little time looking at a computer screen, instead I have been restarting old ventures and getting our books into brick and mortars.  It is hard work and requires a lot of travel.   Continue reading

Reviewers wanted for short and free children’s book

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FREE from Midnight to Midnight Friday 8/17

We need reviews on Amazon for this book. The paperback is selling very well at Michigan Lighthouse and Museum Stores. Here is the link to the ebook on Amazon. I know it is not the same as hardcopy, but it will enable you to review the book and get us noticed on Amazon.

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IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE is a rhyme for young readers about the duties and purposes of Great Lakes lighthouses. This is a children’s picture book that is both informative and fun with its rhyming poem for kids on the subject of shipping and lighthouses in Michigan. This is book 9 in the Rhyme for Young Readers Series by QuickTurtle Books®.

Sasquatch

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If I were a Big Foot,

I’d be daddy of three–

ten little big feet

all happy and free.

 

If I were a Big Foot

I’d be called Sasquatch

schooled to make magic

for those come to watch.

 

I’d peek from the bushes

with my grin set agape– Continue reading

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers

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The Gift Shop at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse of Mackinaw City now carries our QuickTurtle Books®: BIG SHIPS and IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE.

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The lighthouse is located on the northern most point of lower Michigan with a spectacular view of the Mackinac Bridge crossing to the Upper Peninsula. Continue reading

Michigan History

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QuickTurtle Books® is pleased to announce that our Rhyme for Young Readers Series books:  IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE and BIG SHIPS will soon be available in THE MICHIGAN MUSEUM STORE located in Lansing, Michigan.

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

For the Love of Books

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Our book signings at Amish Country Natural Products are always a delight. Not only do we sell many of our titles there but we get to meet with and make friends with so many good folks in our community. We are blessed to have this wonderful health food store in our rural neighborhood of Fairview, Michigan. Continue reading