Author Archives: russtowne

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.

An Opportunity to Get an Advanced Peak at Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon

I seek comments from readers that I can put on the back cover and perhaps elsewhere for my soon-to-be released new book Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon. I’m giving followers of this site first chance at being able to read … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Free: Kindle eBook & Email Newsletter!

I’m creating a FREE newsletter titled Russ Towne’s Children’s Stories and to celebrate I’m offering ONE of the following for those who subscribe to it: FREE: Your choice of ONE of my children’s books in the Kindle eBook format. OR Three for $1: Your … Continue reading

Posted in children's books, Children's Books I Wrote, Children's Picture Books, Newsletters, Special Offers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Adventures of Purple Turtle: Part III

Originally posted on Poet's Corner:
© Purple Turtle by Linda Rose It seems that I have lost my friend. I must find out where she’s gone. My name is purple turtle, and it’s no fun to be alone. I…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Children Say the Funniest Things (Part 2)

Originally posted on Good Time Stories:
Photo Credit: WoodleyWonderWorks via CC Flickr Welcome to the second installment of “Children Say the Funniest Things.” As I stated in my previous installment, “Children Say the Funniest Things Part One,” I am a…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A New Story and Opportunity

I just finished a rough draft of a story for my first middle-grade chapter book, titled Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon. Please let me know if you’d like to see a copy of it and would be willing to a beta reader for it. Thank you! … Continue reading

Posted in children's books, Children's Books I Wrote, children's stories, Children's Stories Under Development, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Calls for Beta Readers

  Would you like to see my stories before they are published? Are willing to be Beta Reader? I seek Beta Readers for Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon (a picture book story) and A Hippo Learns to Fly (my first board … Continue reading

Posted in beta readers, Board Books, Children's Picture Books, Picture Books/Bedtime/Read-to-Me, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Planting Seeds

I just received my very first rejection letter from a literary agent today. It was very polite and included a “don’t give up!” message. She answered in three days (which I believe is about a month faster than average) and many agents don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Agents, Rejection Letters, Uncategorized | Leave a comment