What Clyde and Friends and I Have Been Up To

duck_being_me hoozy_life b_hippoliciousb_kigra_deer_friends-2 b_kigra_momMany of you know I write children’s books. To date, I’ve written and published eight, 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 I publish. Young children love colorful animated characters, and though I can create them in my mind, on my best day I might be able to draw a stick person or two, so I pay an illustrator for that crucial piece. Fortunately for me and readers of these books, a very talented man named Josh McGill illustrated them.

I’ve been looking for ways to help others discover and have a piece of the magic of the characters in my children’s books, and recently discovered Cafepress.com. Now, many of the characters from the books have are being featured on a wide variety of clothes, clocks, hats, drinking glasses, and home accessaries. If you and/or your children or other friends or family members have a favorite character, you can now enjoy them on and in things beyond the books. They also make great gifts.

I invite you to check out the fast-growing selection at http://Cafepress.com. In the search field, type: “Russ Towne”, “Clyde and Friends”, “Hoozy”, or “Hippita” and discover what Clyde and his Friends and I have been up to!

With Love,





About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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16 Responses to What Clyde and Friends and I Have Been Up To

  1. ksbeth says:

    how cool, russ. thanks for connecting us to your characters in yet another way )

  2. Mrs. P says:

    I love your mind, Russ. Don’t ever change!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your delightful comment, Mrs. P. It brought a big smile to my face. I don’t know that my mind has ever been loved before! What a great compliment!

  3. How wonderful Russ! ❤
    Diana xo

  4. So cool……………..just saying

  5. utesmile says:

    Wow that is amazing and so many different things. Wonderful idea! They are all great… need to bookmark this page!

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