Why I Write Children’s Books

I write children’s books because I love telling stories, especially to children. I love the looks of wonder and delight as they experience and become part of each adventure. I love children, and entertaining them. I love writing and creating imaginary worlds.

Writing children’s books enables me to bring together so many things I love, and I believe  with so much love going into each story, young children–and hopefully children of all ages–will experience love every time they read them.

Through the characters and imaginary worlds I create, I hope to help children have a better understanding of the feelings they experience such as fear, sadness, and anger, and to help them to understand that such feelings are normal, to give them hope, and to help them to work through and discover positive ways to deal with them. I write to help children of all ages feel better about themselves and the gifts they can give to the world.

I believe that if children truly take these messages to heart early in their lives that it can have a profoundly positive impact on them and on the world.

I’d love to have children of all ages who read my books experience that same wonderful feeling that one gets from a big warm hug from a dear friend and/or favorite Teddy Bear.

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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10 Responses to Why I Write Children’s Books

  1. Sounds like really good reasons to me Russ! ❤
    Diana xo

  2. I think that is a good reason to write children’s books

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Joanne. You’ll notice money isn’t on the list. I’m not saying I would be unhappy if I sold a million copies, but even then I’d be happier knowing that the books are bringing joy to a million children and hopefully their parents and grandparents than I would about the money that would be earned from selling them.

  3. Mrs. P says:

    As a teacher, I know kids never get tired of reading new books…or even old ones again and again. So this is a win/win for everyone!

  4. ksbeth says:

    i love your reasons, russ. i may just write one myself one day, for much the same reasons )

  5. utesmile says:

    I knew you would say this. It is important to deliver the messages from an early age. As a dad and grandad you know this of course. You can make a difference and show them a positive way early on.

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