More about “The Duck Who Flew Upside Down”

The duck story of this story now has a name: Wilbur Mallard Duck. “Wilbur” is a nod to “Wilbur Wright” of the Wright Brothers aviators’ fame. Orville Duck had already been used by someone else.

I wanted to give the girl duck a female aviator’s name too. Amelia (as in Earhart) Duck was already used elsewhere, so I looked up a list of female astronauts and found a name that hadn’t yet been used with Duck. So the girl duck is now named Eileen in honor of Eileen Collins and all the brave female aviators and astronauts.

The circus isn’t coming to town after all. But a coyote is. And he’s hungry, and mad.

I’ve made a lot of progress on the story, and plan to share more of it with you soon.

With Love,







About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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