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The Grumpadinkles have Arrived!

The Grumpadinkles on Amazon http://smile.amazon.com/Grumpadinkles-Russ-Towne/dp/151687403X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445892191&sr=8-2&keywords=Russ+Towne Grumbly and Gruffina Grumpadinkle are always grouchy. Their mood is always gloomy, the weather always glum—and not a single soul could make the Grumpadinkles smile, chuckle, or guffaw—not even a teehee! Until, that is, little … Continue reading

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Introducing Illustrator Chris Cartwright

I’m delighted to introduce another of the four illustrators currently working on my book projects. Her name Chris Cartwright. The above image is for Zach and the Toad Who Rode the Bull which is scheduled for release on October 15. Below … Continue reading

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Last Ride Red and Backer, and Other Updates

After communicating with about thirty illustrators, I’ve begun working with two new ones. The concept illustration above of the bull Last Ride Red and Backer the Toad was done by Chris Cartright for my book Zach and the Toad Who … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Attention People Who Love to Help Create Children’s Books!

I’m an author of several self-published children’s books. I have far more additional stories   and ideas for additional books than I have the financial resources to self-publish them in a timely fashion. Self-publishing has become quite an expensive undertaking for … Continue reading

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V. G. and Me

Below is my latest children’s book project. It is in final edit mode, and the illustrator and I will soon create the concept illustration. With Love, Russ V. G. and Me By Russ Towne I walked toward a distant shore I always … Continue reading

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Ki-Gra in Living Color!

Here are some of the full-color illustrations Josh McGill created to help bring Ki-Gra and his friends to life. It occurred to me after I created Ki-Gra as a chipmunk that there are already quite a number of animated chipmunks … Continue reading

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