Towne, Russ

Russ Towne (Unknown – Present) writes poetry, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction literature.

  1. Wilbur the Duck Who Flew Upside Down (2017)
  2. Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon (2017)

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Russ is an incredibly gifted writer and a true gentleman. He and I connected about 4 months ago through a fellow blogger who thought we might want to chat given we both worked in the business world and turned to writing at some point in our careers. We followed one another’s blogs, chatted a bit, then he sent me two of his books (hardcover)! I was so excited when they arrived in the mail. After I read the first one, I brought it with me to visit family in Louisiana and shared it with younger nephews and nieces who will in turn share it with others. I have his second book on my shelf and will show it to friends with kids when they visit me in NYC. His books are beyond creative… they have lessons children can learn in a fun way.

He’s quite prolific as you’ll see below… and I am excited to check out some of his other fiction. Let’s turn today’s blog over to him and see what he has to say…


I began writing my first book when our first grandchild was announced, and released the book about 5 years ago. I now have five grandchildren and have written over six times as many books. I had no idea my first experience as an author would lead to a passion that grabbed me and never let go.
I know this may sound hokey to many, but I creatively go where the whispers of my heart send me, and passion is the fuel that inspires me to fly. If my passion for a project wanes, I set it aside and work on something else for as long as the new one continues to flow freely beneath my creative wings.
I often have several projects at various stages of development. I now have five: Two children’s picture books and three fiction genres for grownups including suspenseful crime drama, a magic/fantasy stories anthology, and comedy crime suspense stories.
I’m a romantic. All of my children’s stories have happy endings and nearly all of my stories for adults do as well. The latter often feature a touch of romance (though they are by no means romance novels as I understand the term.)
I love writing so much that many nights in my sleep I find myself dream-writing, and the dream progresses replaying sequences over and over again until I’m satisfied. Pieces of many of my dreams have ended up in some of my books.
I co-wrote songs for a few years before I began to write books. You can hear several them by typing my name “Russ Towne” into the YouTube search field. My songs are nearly as eclectic as my books.
{Alert Interruption from Jay: I listened to one at a time I needed a lift — it is wonderful}
My current projects include:
Mysti Z’s Magical Day children’s picture book scheduled for release February 21, 2018.
 
Sunny Saves the Day a children’s picture book scheduled for release February 28, 2018.
Blood Oaths a fiction anthology of suspenseful crime drama stories scheduled for release March 31, 2018.
Other projects I’m developing but which aren’t as far along include:
(Title TBD) an anthology of Magic/Fantasy stories.
Elm Street Ladies Club stories about a group of little old ladies that get into all kinds of predicaments, part comedy and part crime solvers/suspense.
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Author Bio

Russ lives with his wife in Campbell, California, USA. They’ve been married since 1979, have three adult children and five grandchildren. His passions include family, friends, writing and investing. Russ wrote his first book in 2013 when he was fifty-six and has written and published dozens of books that can be found on Amazon.com and elsewhere.

Russ delights in seeing the expressions on the faces of young children and their loved ones as they experience his children’s picture, early reader, and chapter books. He enjoys reading his stories in classrooms, schools, libraries, and anywhere young children gather. Russ revels in interacting with youngsters, answering their questions, and inspiring a love within them for the magic of reading and writing.

Russ savors experiencing nature, especially near rivers and streams that run through giant redwood groves, and near beautiful beaches. He enjoys watching classic movies, reading, and visiting his tiny fern garden and redwood grove. Russ greatly enjoys managing the investments of Clients of the wealth management firm he founded in 2003.

 

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Key Links

Amazon Author Page

 

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Bibliography

The titles of the books he has written, compiled, and published include:

Books for Young Children:

 Sunny Saves the Grumpadinkles

 Mysti Z’s Magical Day

 Wilbur the Duck Who Flew Upside Down

 Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon

 Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon

 The Beach that Love Built

 A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree

 Zach and the Toad Who Rode a Bull

 V. G. and Dexter Dufflebee

 Ki-Gra’s REALLY, REALLY BIG Day!

 Clyde and Friends

 Clyde and Hoozy Whatzadingle

 Clyde and I Help a Hippo to Fly

 Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too

 Clyde and I

Non-Fiction:

Honest, Honey, That’s How It Happened

Stop Peeing in the Kitty Litter!

Slices of Life An anthology of the selected non-fiction stories of several writers.

Reflections from the Heart of a Grateful Man

Fiction:

It Was Her Eyes A novella

Touched Short stories and flash fiction

Palpable Imaginings An anthology of stories by several writers in various genres.

 

Poetry:

Kaleidoscope

Heart Whispers An anthology of the selected works of over 20 poets.

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