One More

Author Photo Tree B&W

I’ve gotten so much positive response from the B&W photo of Sea that I asked Ian to send a B&W version of Tree to me. Here it is. I’d love to get your feedback regarding which of the four you think would make the best author photo.

Sorry for all the photos of me. As I prefer to experience that which is inside a person, photos of myself are actually one of the least favorite things on which I prefer to focus. I believe that at least these two shots (Sea and Tree) best capture my spirit.

We’ll get back to our regularly scheduled program shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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 One More

  1. JanBeek says:

    I like both the sea and the tree versions in b&w. Either one. The tree one is cheerier! The sea is more thoughtful. Which image do YOU and your beloved like best?

    Sent from Jan’s iPhone


    • russtowne says:

      That’s the problem. We like them both for different reasons. We agree with you comments, and Tree is a better picture technically, but Sea shows more of my serious side (which is my prominent side.) I may use Sea for my serious books and Tree for my children’s and more humorous books for grownups. Thank you for your feedback, Jan.

  2. I only see one image with a tree and I like it. Are there supposed to be 2 images Russ? ❤
    Diana xo

  3. Mrs. P says:

    I had the same question as Diana. I know of the sea picture…it’s in my mind but truthfully, I saw this post on Facebook and immediately wanted to see what it was about because I loved the photo…warm and inviting. Unfortunately I got interrupted but was still interested enough to search you out again to see what it was all about…I think that’s an excellent response to a picture. 😀

  4. ksbeth says:

    i like your answer below of using two, one for each kind of book to set the tone –

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