Category Archives: Children’s Stories Under Development

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

Flora Belle Runs Free!

Flora Belle is a carousel horse who decides to go on an adventure in my latest book project titled Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon. It’s due to be released in Mach 2017. Jack Wiens is the illustrator. With Love, Russ … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Book Project Updates, Children's Books I Wrote, Children's Stories Under Development, Illustrations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Meet Flora Belle

I’m pleased to introduce one of the co-stars of my latest book project for young children titled, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon. Flora Belle is a carousel horse who loves what she does but sometimes gets bored and decides to … Continue reading

Posted in Book Project Updates, children's books, Children's Books I Wrote, Children's Stories Under Development, Illustrations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in children's books, Children's Books I Wrote, children's stories, Children's Stories Under Development, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Book Idea & Beach Update

I was awakened last night at about 4 AM by what seemed like a dream but was my  muse waking me up with a new kid’s story idea. It wouldn’t let me go back to sleep. My muse has a wicked … Continue reading

Posted in Book Project Updates, Children's Books I Wrote, Children's Stories Under Development, My Creative Process, Picture Books/Bedtime/Read-to-Me, The Beach that Love Built, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet the Star of My Next Book

Meet Stephy, the star of The Beach Built By Love. It is based on a true story. Stephy is my daughter. When she was younger she was diagnosed with an “incurable” disease. I prefer to think “incurable” means “something the medical … Continue reading

Posted in Book Project Updates, children's books, Children's Books I Wrote, children's stories, Children's Stories Under Development, The Beach Built by Love, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Peak at…

  Here is the first peak at one of my current book projects. It’s titled A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree. The scene it depicts is below. Wouldn’t it be neat If whales had feet And could … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree, Book Project Updates, children's books, Children's Books I Wrote, Children's Stories Under Development, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment