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Calls for Beta Readers

  Would you like to see my stories before they are published? Are willing to be Beta Reader? I seek Beta Readers for Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon (a picture book story) and A Hippo Learns to Fly (my first board … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

I just received my very first rejection letter from a literary agent today. It was very polite and included a “don’t give up!” message. She answered in three days (which I believe is about a month faster than average) and many agents don’t … Continue reading

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Dreami Dragon Dances

Dreami Dragon kicks up her heels thanks to the talent and creativity of illustrator Jack Wiens. I love the facial expressions and body language he captures so well. This is the first time we’ve teamed up to create a book … Continue reading

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Are there benefits to singing and rhyming verse for children?

Originally posted on Robbie's inspiration:
I love nursery rhymes and children’s poetry. When my boys were small we used to listen to children’s songs and nursery rhymes in the car wherever we went. We used to sing along and…

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More Color and Magic

I’ve decided to have illustrations on both facing pages of most of my latest book, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon. In my prior children’s books I had text on one facing page and an illustration on the other. The change substantially increases my … Continue reading

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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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