Category Archives: Illustrations

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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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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“I Have Big Ideas for a Little Guy!”

Then I saw a little guy. He proudly looked me in the eye and said, “There’s no need to fear. Help is here. I’ll get you clear.” From the top of his head to the tip of his toes, he … 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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V.G. Trying to Save Dexter Dufflebee

Here is the latest illustration from Josh McGill depicting V.G. trying to save Dexter Dufflebee. (Excerpted from V.G. and Dexter Dufflebee by Russ Towne.) “He yelled, “Tie these together under your tush. We’ll soon have you out of that prickly … 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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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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