Thomas Takes on Darth Vader

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We’re proud of our Jedi Knight grandson Thomas. He took on the the dreaded Darth Vader and once again saved the world from the Dark Side.

With Love,

Russ

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Can You Shed Any Light on This?

I received an inquiry today that I’m not sure what to do with. I’d like any feedback, suggestions, and/or advice you might have as to whether you think it’s real or a scam, and if the former, what to do next. Does anyone have any contacts at any of the publishers mentioned, or of any literary agents and/or related attorneys? ( I left off the name, company name, and contact info out of respect for privacy of the other party. If it’s a scam it is better researched and provides a lot more specific info than most.) 

The message read:

“I am pleased to inform you that one of our clients has interest and would like to consider to publish into Indonesia edition as follows:

Honest, Honey, That’s How It Happened: Humorous and Heartwarming Stories and Insight Into Marriage; by Russ Towne

•        Hardcover

•        Publisher: Russ Towne (November 7, 2016)

•        Language: English

•        ISBN-10: 0692804234

•        ISBN-13: 978-0692804230


Please let us know if the Indonesia translation rights for this title is available or not. If the rights are available, please kindly send us the reading material for further review.By any chance, if you don’t control the right of the above title, could you please let us know who the copyright holder is.

 

We are a sub-agent of few publishers such as Hodder & Stoughton, Allen & Unwin, Penguin Group, Thomas Nelson, Career press, Crown Publishing, Perseus Books, Kensington, Random House, Shambhala Publication and etc. 

 And agencies such as William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Inkwel Management, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, HarperCollins, Anderson Literary Management, David Black, Diana Finch, Jean V. Naggar, The Axelrod agency, Writers House and etc.

 We have sold more than 2700 titles for Fiction, Non Fiction and Children titles. 

 You can see some of titles that we have represent. 

Fiction : Penguin USA (The Fault in Our Stars), Writers House ( Nora Robert and J.D Robb’s Work : Bed Of Roses, Vision In White, Savour The Moment, Reunion In Death, Seduction In Death, Imitation In Death, etc.) Harpercollins Publisher (USA) Johanna Lindsey’s Work : Say You Love Me, All I Need is You, The magic Of You, etc). The Axelrod (Julia Quinn’s Title). William Morris endeavor Entertainment ( Lisa Kleypas’s Titles etc).

 Non Fiction : Chicken Shop Titles, The Crown (Nick Vujicic Titles), Perseus Books (Brain Rules by John Medina, 29 Gifts by Cami Walker, etc), NewMarket Press (The new Totally Awesome Money book for Kids, What’s Happening to My Body, Chasing Miracles Ready, Set, Grow ! and etc), Levine Greenberg ( China’s Megatrend by John & Doris Naisbitt, etc), Thomas Nelson ( John C Maxwell’s Work : The winning Attitude, Life @ Work, Failing Forward, etc).

Children : Random House Australia ( The Floods Series by Colin Thompson, etc), Scholastic Canada (Robert Munsch’s titles, etc).

 Looking forward to hearing from you  and thank you for your kind cooperation in advance.

                      

Best wishes,”

Thank you in advance for any information you may be able to provide. If it’s a legitimate opportunity I’d like to get back to her soon. (I’d planned to begin looking for literary agents after the first of the year anyway.)

With Love,

Russ

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Final Update on My Beloved’s Leg

After over two weeks with her left leg above her heart, My Beloved’s leg has healed to the point where she can walk on it without  much discomfort (versus excruciating pain just a few days ago.) She is up and practically running around. Heidi normally only has two speeds, blazingly-fast or stopped, and she often forgets the latter.

The wound doctor today said the damage to the leg was so extensive that it may take a year to fully heal, but there is a decent chance she won’t have permanent scarring. Heidi plans to return to work on Monday.

She asked me to convey her gratitude to all of you for your prayers, calls, cards, kind messages, and good wishes. Thank you!

With love,

Russ

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My Beloved

Several of you have asked for update regarding Heidi. Her situation is improving. They put her back on one of the antibiotic drugs they thought was causing the allergy reaction and gave a different non-drowsy drug to her for the allergic reaction, and her healing is going faster now. Both meds have led to improvements. She can even briefly walk on the leg without excruciating pain.

Thank you for all your kind messages, prayers, calls, good wishes, and expressions of concern and love. Heidi and I have greatly appreciated them.

With Love,

Russ

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I wanted to give to you an update regarding My Beloved. On the first day of our vacation to Disneyland with our grandson, his parents, and our adult daughter Stephanie, Heidi’s left leg was invaded by a super-aggressive infection. I took her to urgent care and despite a cocktail of three aggressive antibiotics, including some administered via IV, her leg from ankle to knee was completely affected and unrecognizable, and the massive infection was taking over her leg at a rate of about six to eight inches per day.

It turns out she is also allergic to one or more of the antibiotics, and the rest of her body (except her face) is now completely covered in huge welts and lumps. When they tried taking her off of some of the antibiotics the healing stopped but the allergic reaction didn’t.  She’s been seen by five doctors and two nurse practitioners, including related specialists, in SoCal and NorCal.  I believe there is no longer much risk of Heidi losing her leg, but we’re closely monitoring the situation.

With Love,

Russ

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Lightly child, lightly.

“To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.” I agree that their is great need for more people to let their souls shine in the world, but I believe in many cases it takes no bravery at all. Being kind to others needn’t be an act of bravery, though it is certainly an act of love.

Live & Learn

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Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and…

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The Kindle eBook Version of “Eyes” Has Been Released

The Kindle eBook version of It Was Her Eyes has just been released via Amazon and KDPit-was-her-eyes-thumb. The softcover and hardcover versions should be released in the next ten days.

With Love,

Russ

 

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