Author, Rae Turnbull

 

For twenty years, Rae Turnbull's syndicated poetic essay column was a favorite weekly feature in northern California, southern Oregon, eastern Iowa, and all of Nebraska and Nevada. With nearly 2880 original poetic essays in publication, Rae became known as the poet who spoke to the heart and soul of family. The basic values held dear by the folks in so many of the small towns and farms and ranches in the west found their own voices in Rae Turnbull's words.

Responding to overwhelming reader requests, George Turnbull designed and illustrated four handsome paperback books featuring his wife Rae's popular poetic essays. Each book contains approximately 90 to 115 separate selections gleaned from her newspaper columns.

In 1989, Turnbulls published the first of a limited edition collection, titled "Echoes in the Corners of my Heart." No longer available, this book is now considered a prized collector's item. Over the years, the Turnbulls published 3 additional separate collections, which became equally popular with Rae’s readers. Click on the books below, to sample some of those essays. And you will understand why her readers maintained that Rae Turnbull put into words what their hearts knew to be true.

When Wildflowers are in Bloom
published in 1992
When the Heart most clearly Speaks
published in 1997
I hear the Whispers in the Twilight
published in 2001
 


 

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On July 21st, 2016, George Turnbull left this world for the one of greater beauty that lies beyond.
He leaves a legacy of grateful students and masterful artwork, and a love of life that inspired all who knew him.
His family still welcomes visitors throughout the year to his studio and gallery at the Turnbull ranch in northern California. The visit also includes an informal tour of their unique, art filled home.
For directions, please contact Rae Turnbull at 530-988-5758. 

 

 

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