SITIO EN ESPAÑOL
Kenny was born in 1957 in the Finger Lakes City of Ithaca, New York. He met his best friend there, his brother Rocky, who he followed to Fort Myers, Florida in 1979 and where he enjoyed a 30 year career in real estate redevelopment.
Kenny has three remarkable daughters, Ashley, Lyndsey Grace and Chloe and a grand son to brag about. The death of Lyndsey Grace at 22 from diabetes complications has forever changed his life and given him inspiration to write more.
When Kenny was 12 his step Dad, Ernie, gave him the poem, Invictus as a creed to live by. Kenny found strength in the poem’s words and it sparked his passion for writing poetry. It would be Kenny´s fondest desire that his poems encourage others to take some time and write a rhyme.
You’re a Bullied CrocaGator
You’re a Bullied CrocaGator is the third in a series of beautifully illustrated children’s books. The first and second books about the CrocaGators told the story of love and acceptance in mixed and step families. This new book focuses on the difficult issue of bullying and how to deal with it. The author is currently working on future “CrocaGator” tales for a series that will help children understand and cope with some of today’s complex family and social issues.
Reflections of a Life in Poetry
“Reflections Of A Life In Poetry” is a collections of 50 poems inspired by the life events of the author and his close friends and family. His poems cover a wide variety of every day subject matters and offer a reflective perspective on life that will cause you to laugh, cry and remember why. You are sure to find a special poem for you or a loved one that touches your emotions or causes you to reflect upon your life and where you have been and where you are going.
Robin | 02/09/2014
This is a must read book for yourself and a wonderful gift to share with others. Kenny has creatively written heartwarming and heartfelt poems that covers all of life’s special times. I found myself laughing and crying while reading the poems as Kenny openly shares his memories and emotions for the people and occasions that have touched his life. I admire his ability to completely express himself and put it all into beautiful poetry. Thank you Kenny - your gift with words will be passed on as my gifts to loved ones when I share this magnificent collection of poems with them.
Goldie Fell | 11/07/2014
I would consider Kenny not only a business associate but a friend as well who has had the pleasure of reading quite a few of his poems before he published this book. I am excited to see his dream come true with his first book and can't wait to get my hands on one. Based on the poems I have read, you will love the book. Congrats Ken!!
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You're a CrocaGator
“You’re a CrocaGator,” first featured in the author’s recent poetry collection Reflections of a Life in Poetry, is now a beautifully and cleverly illustrated picture book. The storyline follows the problems that arise when a crocodile and an alligator fall in love and form a mixed family. Family members of all ages will enjoy the combination of gentle humor and lively characters used to present a sensitive topic. The author is currently working on future “CrocaGator” tales for a series that will help children understand and cope with today’s complex family issues.
Rich Follett | 31/03/2015
Rich Follett, Readers’ Favorite You’re a CrocaGator by Kenny Rager is one of the most delightful, socially relevant, and timely children’s tales imaginable. On its pages (beautifully illustrated by Patti Brassard Jefferson), Rager tackles the hot-button issue of the mixed family with humor, charm, and no small amount of tact. When Crocasonny and Gatorsissy fall in love, they must navigate the social mine field of intolerance that all mixed family relationships must weather in a narrow-minded society. Along the way, they learn to celebrate their strengths and shared values, and help others learn to look past their differences.
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Tú eres un CrocaGator (Spanish Edition)
The poem You're a CrocaGator (You're a CrocaGator), which first appeared in the collection Reflections of a Life in Poetry, a beautiful picture book is. Intelligent plot, tells the story of the conflicts that arise when a crocodile and a female alligator fall in love and form a blended family. The whole family will enjoy how it uses touches of subtle humor and an interesting character building to address a sensitive issue. Currently, the author is working on upcoming stories "CrocaGators" series, which will help children understand and cope with complex family issues that arise today.
You’re a Step CrocaGator
You’re a Step CrocaGator is the second in a series of beautifully illustrated children’s books. The first book, the very popular You’re a CrocaGator, told the story of love and acceptance in mixed families. The new book focuses on step family merger which often presents difficult issues for both children and adults. The author is currently working on future “CrocaGator” tales for a series that will help children understand and cope with today’s complex family and social issues.