For Susan Tuttle

Dashing, splashing, vibrant colors

left in the wake

of a dashing, splashing, vibrant person

Spirited smile, thoughtful teacher

sincere critiques, always wanting us

to leave the middle ground, and 

soar to the heights of what is possible

The waves of life tossed her about

overwhelmed at times, she kept going

her favorite expression…lol

Susan gave and gave 

until she had no choice

but to finally rest 

This is not an epilogue

for we carry her good will 

and shared knowledge with us

always, never ending

Shirley Radcliff Bruton


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Two Poets Have Their Work on Exhibition in “Animal Friends in Art and Poetry”

I’m proud to announce that two Friday Night Writers’ Group poets, Shirley Radcliff Bruton and Debra Davis Hinkle, have their work on exhibit in Animal Friends in Art and Poetry.

The exhibition is from Monday, March 4, 2019 through Friday, May 31, 2019. at the Atascadero Library.

Thursday, March 7, the Atascadero Library is hosting a reception from 5-6 pm so that members of the public can meet the artists and poets and enjoy their work.  Light refreshments will be served.

Atascadero Library
6555 Capistrano Ave
Atascadero, CA

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Next Book Projects

I’m working on three projects at the same time. I think it will be easier to do several books at once since they are all fairly far along in the process. Also, I tend to forget how to do something if it’s been a long time since I’ve done it.

I still have the following to do:

Working with cover artist on new design or finalizing a design

Final arrangement of the interior

Ordering proof copies

Getting several editors to review book

When all of the above has been completed, then I will:

Put the books on Amazon and Kindle

The upcoming books are This ‘n’ That Poetry, Meow Poetry and a book on blogging ideas which I haven’t decided on a name for it, yet.



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