Patch is My Fastest Selling Western

Western Book Publishing Industry Expert Nick Wales just announced: The fastest selling Russ Towne hit yet! “Patch: United States Marshal” is heading up the charts!


Of all the western books I’ve written to date, this is my favorite. Based on feedback I’ve gotten from readers, it’s their favorite too. If you’re only going to read one of my westerns, make it this one. I believe you’ll be happy with your choice.
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When I listen to my spirit but don’t act on the message I feel out of integrity. That feeling persists and often grows stronger until I bring my words, thoughts, and actions back into alignment with my spirit.

With love,



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Listening to How They Feel


The image was taken in my copse of redwoods.


When I eat right, my body feels right. When I do right, my spirit feels right.

With love,



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New Audiobook: Reflections from the Heart of a Grateful Man

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Reflections from the Heart of a Grateful Man

Heartwarming and sometimes humorous true stories and observations about life, its joys, challenges, rewards, heartaches, and triumphs. This is a compilation of most of the work found in two earlier titles, From the Heart of a Grateful Man, and Reflections of a Grateful Man.

Also available as a hardcover on Amazon.

With love,




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New Audiobook: When All Hell Breaks Loose: The Epic Adventures of Longshot Hanson

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When All Hell Breaks Loose

New Audiobook!: When All Hell Breaks Loose: The Epic Adventures of Longshot Hanson

During the Civil War, young Leith Hanson quickly becomes known as the best shot in his unit. He is so accurate that he quickly earns the nickname “Longshot” and is selected for a special sharpshooter unit. After the war, Longshot just wants to put the war behind him and move on with his life, but friends from those bloody days need a man with his special skills to help them overcome terrible odds just to stay alive.

Too Many Notches Carved in My Soul.

Longshot is called upon to help a former brother-in-arms who is about to lose his farm and possibly his life and the lives of his family due to the greed of a powerful man with Napoleonic ambitions.

War Wounds.

Some war wounds can’t be seen and never heal. Sometimes, even the invisible ones get infected, and the poison keeps growing until their victims believe there is only one thing left to do. A friend from the war requests help from his sharpshooting friend when it seems everyone turns against him.

School of Hostages.

A letter from a woman who claims to be the wife of a man Longshot thought was killed in the war begs Leith to come save their town’s children, who are all being held hostage in their school by a ruthless man and his gang.

Annie’s Long Shots.

Newly widowed Annie Davenport fights for the life of her little boy and herself and to save her ranch. She faces a deadly drought, an evil man who threatens to steal her ranch if she doesn’t marry him, and horse thieves who steal the herd that might have saved her family and spread. She’s at the end of her rope. Leith Hanson has an idea that might help her to survive, but it means they’ll both have to risk it all in a long-shot struggle to survive.

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Patch is Now Available in Softcover on Amazon!


Patch Softcover on Amazon

This is the book that broke the Amazon Top 100 Western Hot New Sellers list within two days of release before the softcover and audiobook versions of Patch were even available for purchase!

U.S. Marshal Arliss “Patch” Elkins sets out to bring to justice a rich 14-year-old boy accused of murdering his parents. When someone puts a $100,000 bounty on their heads with a single stipulation—kill them—Patch and his prisoner fighting for their lives. The journey to bring the boy to trial turns into a bloody gauntlet from hell when every murderous thug within five hundred miles goes after them for the bounty money and the hunter of becomes the hunted.

With love,




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Patch is on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Westerns List!

I just released my latest book Patch United States Marshal Wanted Dead and it’s already on Amazon’s Top 100 List. Thank you to everyone who helped make that happen! I’m truly a Grateful man.

With love,



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