To date, I’ve written and published eight children’s books , with several more in the works. Many more would have been written and published by now except for the fact that it costs me several hundred dollars for each one I publish. Young children love colorful animated characters, and though I can create them in my mind, on my best day I might be able to draw a stick person or two, so I pay an illustrator for that crucial piece. Fortunately for me and readers of these books, a very talented man named Josh McGill illustrated them.
I’ve been looking for ways to help others discover and have a piece of the magic of the characters in my children’s books, and recently discovered Cafepress.com. Now, many of the characters from the books have are being featured on a wide variety of clothes, clocks, hats, drinking glasses, and home accessaries. If you and/or your children or other friends or family members have a favorite character, you can now enjoy them on and in things beyond the books. They also make great gifts.
I invite you to check out the fast-growing selection at http://Cafepress.com. In the search field, type: “Russ Towne”, “Clyde and Friends”, “Hoozy”, or “Hippita” and discover what Clyde and his Friends and I have been up to!