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.
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Ron Shaw is an Atlanta, Georgia, native who currently resides in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with his wife and daughter. He attended Roosevelt High School in Atlanta and continued his education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia for two years. Ron met his future wife in Atlanta after his second year at Mercer and transferred his junior year to Georgia State University.
In 1973, with new responsibilities, he became an Atlanta Police Officer while attending college full time. Ron attained a BA degree in English Literature from Georgia State University in 1974. He retired from the Atlanta Police Department in 1996 after a very fulfilling and personally satisfying career.
Ron is an award-winning cover designer, best-selling and prolific author, writing in a wide variety of genres. His novels are; Seven Fish Tree, The Yellow Bus Boys, Transmutation: The Life of a twisted Cop, RED, The Yellow Bus Boys Go Blue Canada Bound. He co-authored a novel with Texas author, D.A. Grady entitled Around The Campfire: Two Badge Toters’ Tales. Ron has three novellas and a short story in his paranormal/historical romance Cramped Quarters series, consisting of Mary’s Trunk, Mary’s Journey Begins, Mary’s Journey Continues, and Paul’s Story. His published short story, The Dead and the Dying, also appears in the horror anthology, Dark Tales. Another of Ron’s published short stories, J, also appears in the anthology, Short & Fun Stories. He has two books of poetry and superb photography (courtesy of his brother-in-law, J. Robert Sosby) Without From Within: Poems by Ron Shaw (available in English and French) and TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw. His latest works are a novelette, Christmas Past: An Angel’s Story, poetry collection, Southern Brewed Poetry, a horror noveletts, The Rebooted, and a book of photography, Photography by J. Robert Sosby.
You can find Ron hanging out and tweeting at @RonGizmo on Twitter, pinning at Pinterest as Ron Shaw, knocking about LinkedIn (Ron Shaw), tumblr Books by Ron Shaw, G+ (Ron Shaw) and friend him on Facebook at Author Ron Shaw or Ronnie Shaw. His website is ronshawmedia.com where he posts and blogs regularly. His website contains an eclectic mix of interesting, humorous, sad, and possibly whacky posts… blogs and otherwise.
Ron has contributed articles and blogs to various publications and websites such as Southern Magazine. He has been interviewed by Fairy Tale Access for cable television and featured on a number of podcast shows like The Last Knock crashpalaceproductions.com, Talk2Cleo @Talk2Cleo, Out of My Head Radio outofmyheadradio.com, Authors-First ArtistFirst Radio Network, and Poetry Because It Matters ArtistFirst Radio Network.
You can catch Ron live every third Monday night from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as he hosts The Ron Shaw Show on ArtistFirst Radio Network at artistfirst.com/ronshaw.htm. He interviews exceptional guests, musicians, authors, entertainers, publishers, actors, celebrities, filmmakers, and storytellers from around the world. All of his past shows are archived at Ron’s website ronshawmedia.com, at his radio website, and at his Facebook page, The Ron Shaw Show.