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poetry, nonfiction, literary fiction, storytelling, photography
Southern Brewed Poetry is Georgia author, Ron Shaw's third publication of poems. The reader will find them to be unique, at times, quite literary, thought-provoking, and intriguing. As the title indicates, the author has tapped into his Southern roots to brew an eclectic mixture of marvelous poetry certain to capture the imagination, whimsy, heart, and soul of the reader.
Like his earlier poetry books, these poems are interwoven with the superb photography of J. Robert Sosby of Atlanta, Georgia. Rob is the author's brother-in-law. He possesses a keen, artistic, and discerning eye, reaching beyond his camera, drawing the viewer into his world of serenity and beauty.
Ron and Robert hope you enjoy Southern Brewed Poetry.
This presentation is the result of a collaboration between photographer, J. Robert Sosby of Atlanta, Georgia and author, Ron Shaw of Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Ron has used photography by his brother-in-law, Rob, in three of his poetry books, Without From Within: Poems by Ron Shaw, TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw, and Southern Brewed Poetry. For the first two books of poems, a photograph by Rob was also chosen for the covers. Ron has also borrowed another for the cover of his novelette entitled J. This publication's cover will also be created using one of Rob's photos.
In this book, the author has attempted to present a visually pleasing showcase of his brother-in-law's fine photography without cluttering beauty with unneeded text.
The reader or viewer will begin to appreciate the photographer's keen eye and impeccable, artistic vision, capturing nature in its splendor. Rob's visual voice is subtle yet strong. To Rob, photography is a passion that he continues to pursue, spending countless hours waiting for the perfect sunlight, shade, or position of his subject before snapping the shots. There is a calm presence, possibly an innocence that emanates from his photography.
Simplicity will guide this project. The book's contents will be divided into sections, such as Flowers, Plants, Landscapes, Trees, etc.
Rob and I hope you enjoy his marvelous photography.
horror, science fiction, thriller, crime, novelette
At dusk, three, loud knocks at her front door scared the young, grief-stricken mother of four - the tale begins on Halloween's eve, continuing - Huddling around her in front of a solitary space heater, Ann's three children jumped, startling her even more. For a brief second, they shivered, fearing it was death itself that had come knocking.
As a result of an accident, the youngest of her sons lies in a coma at an Atlanta hospital, living only by machines. His impoverished mother and her children must make the decision when to pull the plug. Two mysterious men appear with an offer to bring her boy back from the clutches of death, but she must sign the bottom line, allowing them and their company to experiment on her 8-year-old son.
Will they save Russell?
Will they snatch him from death's grasp?
If so, who or what will come back?
How many must die for one boy to live?
Did death come knocking that Halloween evening?
In six short days, the truth will be revealed in The Rebooted.
fiction, holiday, seasonal, Thanksgiving, family situations, novelette
For one Georgia family, Thanksgiving 2016 looms, ominously.
After their last Thanksgiving together, surviving this one may well depend on a force beyond their control.
Thirteen for dinner this year fuels those with trepidations about attending another three-alarm affair.
Can they depend on an ambulance arriving on time this go around?
How many family members will be served a drumstick-less trip to the local Emergency Room?
Through the laughs, tears, and tragic moments, this THANKS GIVING may prove to be the best... or worst ever for one Georgia family.and two new arrivals, expecting normalcy.
You dare not miss this dinner bell!