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.
Sounds like really good reasons to me Russ! ❤
Thank you, Diana.
I think that is a good reason to write children’s books
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.
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!
Thank you, Mrs. P. I certainly hope it’s a Win/Win for everyone, and like to think so.
i love your reasons, russ. i may just write one myself one day, for much the same reasons )
I’d love the honor of being the first to buy your first book. I know it will be great. See? You’ve sold a copy already!
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.
Thank you, Ute!