Category Archives: Rhyming

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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“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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A New Idea and Some Opportunities

I recently attended a home concert that was a lot of fun and featured some amazing performers. It was an intimate social event and helped the performers earn some money doing what they love. I’m planning to create one or … 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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Tickletoe Tree Thoughts

  I believe a while back I shared some lines from a book I’m considering publishing titled A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree. The first four lines began as: “One day in the shade of a Tickletoe Tree … 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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