Good Night San Luis Obispo By Jennifer Kirn with Paintings by Gay Melody Sullivan book cover

This is a sweet bedtime story for children and nostalgic adults who live in or have visited our beautiful San Luis Obispo County. The title, Good Night San Luis Obispo, brought to mind the famous children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown, Good Night Moon, published in 1947 that you either read to your children or had read to you while snuggling in your bed. Good Night San Luis Obispo tours you through the iconic destinations we all enjoy, as you reminisce. Iconic places we all treasure are beautifully rendered from Morro Rock to the Oceano Dunes, the Avila Barn to the Fremont Theater.

What makes it so special are the beautiful illustrations painted by local artist Gay Melody Sullivan. According to her website, she entered her first art gallery in the late 1980s in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The encounter with paintings in this famous town, an inspiration to many American artists and writers, provided her with the motivation to learn to paint. In her own words, “most intriguing of all was the ability to create a feeling of life and the 3-dimensional world of light, shadow, depth, and perspective using paint and attaching it to a flat surface.”

And there is a wine connection, “Good night Pinots and good night Viogniers………”

You will have to purchase the book to discover the next two lines. Cheers!

The author is Jennifer Kirn who has built her career in workforce development involving youth. Her book was published in 2019 by Penciled In in Atascadero, California. You can reach the publisher at

Good Night San Luis Obispo is available at The General Store in Paso Robles at 841 12th Street, Whiz Kids in San Luis Obispo next to Trader Joes, and on Amazon.