More Color and Magic

I’ve decided to have illustrations on both facing pages of most of my latest book, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon. In my prior children’s books I had text on one facing page and an illustration on the other. The change substantially increases my illustration costs but I believe having illustrations on most facing pages adds much more color and magic to my stories. The image above is an example of the change.

I hope you like the changes.

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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4 Responses to More Color and Magic

  1. utesmile says:

    Children love more illustrations and it is good too look at them in depth with the children. I love looking at them in detail. What beautiful kind eyes Dreami dragon has!

    • russtowne says:

      I’m especially glad you mentioned her eyes, Ute. They were originally bright yellow and looked mean, so I asked Jack to change them, We plan to use the yellow eyes for the mean dragon in my next book project, titled “Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon.”


  2. russtowne says:

    It certainly wouldn’t break my heart if you got them of him, Ute! ;-D! Thank you for your comments.


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