Category Archives: Grumpadinkles

Updates on Book Projects

It’s been a while since I provided an update to you about my children’s book projects so this post will be longer than most. A new project I hadn’t mentioned yet because I only came up with the idea two … 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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Project Updates on Five Children’s Books

You may have noticed that I’ve mentioned plans to release five new children’s books by the end of next month yet I’ve only shared illustrations for two of them. The reason is that of the four illustrators with whom I’ve … 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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Not So Fast!

In my last post I mentioned I planned to use a format for V.G. and Me that resulted in lines being shorter and with rhymes being on every other line. I thought it might make it easier and more fun to … Continue reading

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Grumpadinkle News

One day many months ago when I held one of my wonderful grand twins (who was acting quite cranky at the time) the initial idea of a grumbly cranky character popped into my head. It’s name became Grumbly Grumpadinkle. I … Continue reading

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