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.

A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
Book clubs. As educators, we love them – but for student participants, they can be intimidating. Some students aren’t strong readers; others don’t like talking in front of groups; some readers, like me, can…

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Flora Belle and Dreami

I’ve just completed the first rough draft of my latest book for young children titled Flora Belle and Dreami. It features a carousel horse and a dragon. I plan to send it to my editor shortly, and am talking with an illustrator … Continue reading

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I Have Paying Gigs for Self-Published Authors

I don’t need writers, but I need people who can set up the files for the covers and interiors of my books for KDP (eBooks), Createspace (Soft Cover), IngramSpark (Hard Cover), can design book covers, and/or can create storyboards for … Continue reading

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Book Signing Event in Danville

Today was the Author Book Signing portion of Danville’s Storybooks by the Bay exhibit that began today and goes through December 17. The curator asked if she could include   four of my books and four illustrations from them are among those to be … Continue reading

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Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
“dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” -marsha norman

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you are not alone.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
A wonderful message indeed. Love, Russ I didn't have my glasses on…. View original post

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the start of more.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
at the library tucked into the honeycombs reading and chatting grandie r sees a little girl who wanders over and she says to her,  “i’m four and i have some…

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