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About Shirley_R_K:

I love to write, will read anything, and love to play the trumpet. The meaning behind my pen name? Shirley is the first name of my lost Gram, R. stands for my first name, Renee, and I liked the name Kleiner and it means little, and I'm short, lol :)

Articles and Art by Shirley_R_K:

One Day You'll Realize
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Grave of Water
Poetry section, Teen Ink
The Steady Chugging of Our Train
Poetry section, Teen Ink
I Love You Now
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Eyes to See
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Naught but Insecurity
Poetry section, Teen Ink
The Face
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Why's and Character
Poetry section, Teen Ink
To Write a Limerick
Poetry section, Teen Ink

Shirley_R_K's favorite work by others on TeenInk.com:

Poetry section, Teen Ink This piece has been published in Teen Ink's monthly print magazine.
Poetry section, Teen Ink This piece has been published in Teen Ink's monthly print magazine.
What would Jesus Do?
Poetry section, Teen Ink

Shirley_R_K's Favorite Personal Quote:

But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
-1 Peter 3:15

Favorite books: Harry Potter, So B. It, Anything!, Romances from Heartsong, Mysteries of any kind! 
Favorite authors: J. K. Rowling, Terry Blackstock, Melanie Carlson, Agatha Christie, Marry Higgins Clark 
Favorite music albums: Italia, Ana Laura, It is Well, Pages, Oh, Gravity! 
Favorite music artists: Chris Botti, Kutless, Shane and Shane, Switchfoot, Alison Balsom 
Favorite movies: Sister Act 1 and 2, Harry Potter, Miss Congeniality, A Cinderella Story, National Treasure 
Favorite movie stars: Whoopie Golberg (sp), Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Roberts, Rupert Grint, Sarah Bullock 
Favorite TV shows: Top Chef, Say Yes to the Dress, Cake Boss, iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place 
Favorite actors: Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Drake Bell 
Favorite gadgets: My enV3 Cell, My dell laptop, My digital camera, My digital picture frame, my MP3 player 
Favorite hobbies: Playing the Trumpet, Reading anyhing!, Writing, Web-design, Watching TV 
Favorite heroes: God!, My Gram, see poem Eyes to See, Aunt Ann, Miriam, Esther 

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