Two Firsts & Two Updates

I’m going to my first children’s book fair on 4/16. It’s in San Jose.
I’m also going to my first book readings on Tuesday. It is at a school in Moraga and will be in two sessions, Pre-K through 1st Grade, and 2nd and 3 grade, followed by a school-wide book sale.
My children’s book A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree is progressing well. The draft has been edited and storyboarded. The illustrator and I have discussed how he’ll depict each scene. I’ve reviewed and approved some initial sketches and he’s working on the full-color illustrations.
Tickletoe Tree Poetry is also coming along well. It’s an experimental mega-project and may end up being about 80 pages long. I may have to shorten it if the printers balk or if the cost to print it makes it cost-prohibitive to sell at a reasonable price. The draft has been edited and storyboarded. Now I need to determine which illustrations to use which best depict each page of text.
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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19 Responses to Two Firsts & Two Updates

  1. Lori Crane says:

    “A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree” has to be my favorite title of all time. 🙂

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    Love the announcements here… always thrilling to hear of projects in the making, best of everything with all of them.

  3. Russ, The kids will just adore you! I’m happy to hear all is well with your newest projects. Have fun at the book fair. I wish I could be there. Take pictures! Clare

  4. Russ, congratulations. You put so much love and work into these!!

  5. ksbeth says:

    yay! good luck and have a great time, russ )

  6. Mrs. P says:

    Russ, you continue to put a smile on my face. I just love your persistent creativity! 😀

  7. utesmile says:

    That is super Russ, enjoy!

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