Doofus the Rat

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Doofus the Rat from my “Go Ask Boris”  series of children’s books coming this fall.  He’s cute, but not someone a father would want his daughter to hang out with.  What he has on his mind is not in any parents best interest.   Continue reading

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Grand Kids Need to be Grand Kids

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At the top of the rollercoaster it is exhilarating.  Going down makes your hair stand on end.

What kid doesn’t like a good ride?   Continue reading

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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What was your primary motivation behind writing and publishing The Best of Me from a-z? Continue reading

Guest Artist this Friday

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My guest artist this Friday will be Mary Rensberry, Author of The Best of Me from a-z.

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

Last Chance Weekend!

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Final two days for downloading this environmentally friendly kid’s book at no cost other than your time to click on this link:  http://amzn.to/2yra26K

Thanks to those that have taken a few minutes of time to read and leave a review on Amazon.  It means a great deal to each and every author.

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

MEET THE AUTHORS: Richard and Mary Rensberry

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“MEET THE AUTHORS”

Authors Richard Rensberry (GOBLIN’S GOOP ) and Mary Rensberry (I AM SPIRIT, the ABCs of an Ideal Spirit) are with us today to share a bit of their personal story and to tell us about their latest books. So, let’s get ready to meet the authors! ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine authorhttp://www.4writersandreaders.com

Welcome Richard and Mary Rensberry. It’s a pleasure to have you with us today. Tell us a little about your family life how it fits into your writing life.

Our lives have always been rooted deep in family. I was one of nine children born and raised on a farm in Northern Michigan.  I am an uncle, great uncle and great, great uncle many times over.  Mary was born and raised in Texas in the city and also on a ranch in the country. She is the mother of two morally sound…

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Reading from City Slicker’s Guide to the Amish Country 3/4/17

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As Winter tries to close its fist
on the furrowed fields
where discs turn
for the umpteenth time, there’s a memory
in the kernels of corn
dormant ’til Spring— a memory of green,
a memory of gold, a memory of shoots
and roots to behold.

It’s a miracle of darkness
and the blessing of light
when sun warms seeds to life.
The unfurling of Spring
is the beauty of God, peace
to Summer, praise
to storm, food on the table
and the chattel floor.

From field to hopper,
from hopper to bin, from bin to truck
then up and up
the Country Feed Store’s sixty-five foot
grain-leg drop. Feed for horses,
feed for pigs, feed for cattle,
chicken and eggs. One bag, two,
three bags full
of the sweetest seeds— non-GMO.

Excerpted from CITY SLICKER’S GUIDE TO THE AMISH COUNTRY
my newest book available in paperback on Amazon, April 2017.
Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®