Project Updates

As “The Duck Who Flew Upside Down” nears the finish line, I’m beginning to focus on what my next book project which is likely to be a hardcover compilation of three or four stories involving Clyde the green giraffe. Two have been published as individual books, and I’ve written a rough draft for a third. It is tentatively being called “Clyde and The Hoozawhatzadingle”. My illustrator and I are working on a concept sketch of old Hoozy now.

As my printer for softcover books doesn’t print hardcover books, I plan to call a printer this week who does and comes highly recommended. If I like what I hear from them, I plan to go ahead with the hardcover compilation project. If not, then I already have 3 more stories lined up ahead of the one involving Clyde and old Hoozy that I plan to turn into single-story softcover books:


Zach and Backer, the Toad Who Road a Bull

Alex and Grumbly Grumpadinkle

Thank you to all who reach out with support and encouragement. Special thanks to those who buy my books so that young children and their loved ones can experience and bring these stories to life in their own imagination.  May the memories made be loving, strong, and lasting.

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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2 Responses to Project Updates

  1. I gave the books to my great-granddaughter for her birthday ……I felt proud to do so… ‘I knew you when…. ‘ Diane

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