Story Updates

I’m developing five of my stories into children’s books:

V.G. and Dexter Dufflebee

The Grumpadinkles

Misty Zebracorn

Zach and the Toad Who Road the Bull

One Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree

My goal is to self-publish at least two of them before the holiday shopping season in a few months. That is of course subject to budget and resource constraints. Regarding the latter, two of the three publishing professionals who helped me to prepare my first fourteen books have had situations come up where their availability is sharply diminished and their focus is elsewhere.

I realized I’d made a mistake relying so heavily on only them and am attempting to remedy the situation by identifying, screening, and adding additional resources. I’m delighted to report that I now have included another amazing illustrator, editor, and book layout designer, and am exploring adding more, plus another cover designer.  We’re in the early stage of our new relationships, but so far I’m enjoying working with them and love what they’ve generated. I plan to soon provide more details as to same.

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 Story Updates

  1. utesmile says:

    You are so busy, super will be great – I know it!

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