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Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books


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All of our E-BOOKS can be downloaded for free until April 3rd in celebration of National Library Week. Reviews welcome and much appreciated.

Richard and Mary Rensberry, Authors at QuickTurtle Books

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Entwined, excerpt from “The Love Tree”



Your beauty glows
rosebud rose
on a blustery day
in May
as crocuses uncloak
and birch buds burst
neon green. Your ardor
and passion are free
as the rapid plunge
into cadence with me.

Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

Concoct your own healthy smoothie

I’ll take two, but add chocolate please. -OM
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LORIEB (Lor-eee-bee)

I try to make a healthy smoothie every morning.  I used to make them for my sonswhen they were young, now I make them for myself for a quick, nutritious start to my day.

These smoothies contain…

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Wolf Pack Moon


By Clark Carr on December 8, 2016
Format: Paperback
“Wolf Pack Moon” is a great title, you have to admit. And the poem of the same title inside is just as good. The whole of the 100 pages is filled with delightful “If I were…” poems. Really a good read, and here’s what’s cool — NOT just if you’re a poet. All of the poems were written, Rensberry says, within a couple months. And they do feel like a close family. There are so many fine lines…

“If I were an onion, I’d make you cry…” from a poem named ‘Bully.’ Very clever.

You begin to get the idea that “If I were…” does not just mean “if” but “when I will…” or “when I was…” or “maybe I am…” Which, of course, is what poetry should be about, along with science fiction. Or daydreaming. Or wishful thinking.

There are serious poems like ‘Wounded’ or ‘San Quentin’ and others that perhaps go a smidgen into the bully pulpit. (How many times do you find ‘Pfizer’ and ‘Monsanto’ in one poem?) Poet’s license.

So many fine lines:

“If I were a lake, I’d hide in the mountains…” Isn’t that so true. (From ‘Mountain Boat’)

“If I were the past, I would be driving a cherry Mercury…” Oh, how one remembers when the word ‘cherry’ had the richness of that meaning.

“If I were a lie, I might be the truth…” Oh, yes, yes. (From ‘Justice’)

And on and on. May I recommend this book to middle school or high school teachers. These are poems that young people would like to read, and you might even be able to get them to recite one aloud. They yearn for that.

Buy this book. Give it to a friend. Maybe even sneak a private read first!

By Clark Carr

Richard Rensberry 

New Book Released – Just In Time for Christmas

Check out Anne’s new release Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South!
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The Main Focus

I am excited to announce that Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South has been released by the publishers today. It is already available online at Amazon in soft cover. Please check back on Barnes & Noble during the week. It will be available in soft cover, hard cover and e-Book (Kindle). Pricing varies according to website and free shipping with limited amount; 274 pages, an historical novel on events and dates of the American Civil War. Synopsis and description of the book:

Glimpses of the Past; Heritage of the Old South is an historical novel about the Old South during the Civil War. Few historical novels have presented the Old South in such a heartfelt manner with brutalities of the war.

The author brings tragedy, devastation and conflict to life in the characters. Families struggled to survive then. The war was significant to both the North and…

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Review: Presidential Wit and Wisdom

I wonder how many quotes from Trump will be in future books such as this… 😄
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History Present

I was recently gifted this brilliant little book, a great quick read, containing selected quotes of various U.S. presidents. This book would be the perfect gift for any person interested in U.S. history.

Here are two selections from James Madison and a bonus track from William Henry Harrison.

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