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What Clyde and Friends and I Have Been Up to Lately

To date, I’ve written and published eight children’s books , with several more in the works. Many more would have been written and published by now except for the fact that it costs me several hundred dollars for each one … Continue reading

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Setbacks, Opportunities, Challenges, and Success

For me, writing children’s stories is fun, quick, and relatively easy. I can often write one within three to five hours–and that includes multiple drafts, and considering and incorporating the feedback of others. So far, it has taken me about a … Continue reading

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The Duck is Flying!

http://www.amazon.com/Duck-Who-Flew-Upside-Down/dp/1492966053/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382130744&sr=1-2&keywords=russ+towne My fourth book, The Duck Who Flew Upside Down, was released today. I invite you to check it out and please spread the word! Thank you! With Love, Russ

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New Header/Banner

I asked my illustrator Josh McGill to create a new header/banner for this site incorporating as many of the characters in my children’s stories and books as he could. What you see above is what he created. I love how it … Continue reading

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Meet Hoozy Whatzadinkle

Meet Hoozy Whatzadinkle. Initially it was all one word–a name created by My Beloved Wife for this character–but my editor correctly pointed out that the single word took up too much of each rhyming line, so My Beloved suggested making Hoozy his … Continue reading

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Working on Making Hoozy a Doozy

My illustrator sent the 4 above initial suggestions for the concept sketch for Hoozawhatzadinkle who co-stars with Clyde the Green Giraffe in my third story involving the latter. This post is to inform those who are interested as to the … Continue reading

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Project Updates

As “The Duck Who Flew Upside Down” nears the finish line, I’m beginning to focus on what my next book project which is likely to be a hardcover compilation of three or four stories involving Clyde the green giraffe. Two have … Continue reading

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