Category Archives: V.G.

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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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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V.G. is Getting a Makeover

I’ve decided to change the reading rhythm of V.G. and Me. Below are several lines from the earlier version, followed by the revised format. I believe the latter  is easier and more fun to read. What do you think? With Love, … Continue reading

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Big Help from a Little Friend

In my story VG and Me there is a scene where a big person is being helped out of a very thorny situation by a creature only about as tall as his nose. This is a sketch of the attempted … Continue reading

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