Category Archives: books

The Readings

Some of you have been asking how the book readings went at the elementary school in Moraga, California. I thought I’d already created a post but when I went looking for it couldn’t find it. I apologize for my late post … Continue reading

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Bonus Illustration, Additional Background for Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies

For the first time I have a co-writer for my latest children’s book titled Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies. To say the project has involved growing pains would be a gross understatement. After about two months of intense effort we’re finally … Continue reading

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“A Person’s a Person No Matter How Small.”

    I’ve started collecting some of the books that were my favorites as a child and refer to them from time to time to attempt to ascertain the attributes that made them my favorites. “Horton Hears a Who” is … Continue reading

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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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How Funny the World Would Be

Please see the opportunity to be a Beta Reader for this story after this short excerpt. A Day in the Shade Of a Tickletoe Tree By Russ Towne One day in the shade of a Tickletoe Tree Clyde and I slurped … Continue reading

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A Review or Two By You…

…would rock my world! Amazon.com has just released two of my children’s books, Zach and the Toad Who Rode a Bull, and V.G. and Dexter Dufflebee. I’d love to read your reviews of them on Amazon.com! I’d be honored. With … Continue reading

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That’s when Backer slid off the rider’s hat, onto Last Ride Red’s great big back! That startled the man holding the gate. He tried to close it but was too late.   Last Ride Red came charging out, the crowd … Continue reading

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