Category Archives: Illustrations

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

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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

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Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies was Released on Christmas Eve!

  Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies This is the story that my co-writer Josh Friedman and I have been working on for months and we’re proud of the result. It is a celebration of childhood and life, diversity and … 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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An Update on “Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies”

My first writing collaboration for a book “Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies” experienced about a two-month detour when the illustrator that was selected ultimately didn’t work out. We had to start over from scratch yesterday. Fortunately, my co-writer Josh Friedman … 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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