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A New Story and Opportunity

I just finished a rough draft of a story for my first middle-grade chapter book, titled Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon. Please let me know if you’d like to see a copy of it and would be willing to a beta reader for it. Thank you! … Continue reading

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How Funny the World Would Be

Please see the opportunity to be a Beta Reader for this story after this short excerpt. A Day in the Shade Of a Tickletoe Tree By Russ Towne One day in the shade of a Tickletoe Tree Clyde and I slurped … 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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V. G. and Me

Below is my latest children’s book project. It is in final edit mode, and the illustrator and I will soon create the concept illustration. With Love, Russ V. G. and Me By Russ Towne I walked toward a distant shore I always … Continue reading

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The Story Continues

He thought until his head hurt. But, he still couldn’t think of anything big to do. “Maybe I’ll think of something if I take a walk.” He got up, stretched, yawned, and began to walk. It was a beautiful day. … Continue reading

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Green-Eyed Ki-Gra

I decided to give Ki-Gra green eyes. Below are both the brown and green-eyed versions for comparison. Russ With Love, Russ

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Ki-Gra in Living Color!

Here are some of the full-color illustrations Josh McGill created to help bring Ki-Gra and his friends to life. It occurred to me after I created Ki-Gra as a chipmunk that there are already quite a number of animated chipmunks … Continue reading

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