Four Book Project Updates

I just finished writing the text for a book titled, Stop Peeing in the Kitty Litter! It’s a humorous and heartwarming non-fiction piece that gives readers useful information for dealing with children from toddler-age through late teens. It will also be a fun walk down Memory Lane for those whose children have already left the nest. My editor is backlogged right now but she’ll begin editing it on October 2nd. I plan to have a cover reveal next week.

I’m nearly done writing the my non-fiction project titled, Who Would Do Something Silly Like That? It’s a funny and heartwarming book about marriage that containpractical ideas for strengthening and maintaining relationshipsThe final draft should be done by the end of this week and it’s queued up with the editor for work early next month. The cover reveal is likely to occur within two weeks.

I’ve come up with a working title for my non-fiction book Don’t Lick the Dog! The topic is grandparenting. (Spellcheck says that’s not a word, but it should be since parenting is a word):  It will be filled with humorous and heartwarming stories about grandchildren and offers helpful grandparenting suggestions and insights. I’ve decided I don’t yet have enough quality material for this book (after all, our oldest grandchildren is only about 4-1/2 years old, but with four–soon to be five–grandchildren it shouldn’t take long!) I’ve put this project on the back-burner for a while.

At about 13,500 words, I’ve (hopefully only temporarily) set aside It Was Her Eyes my fiction action/adventure/thriller/fantasy/western novella which is likely to become a 20,000 word novella.  My interest in the project had waned a bit as the three above projects burned brighter in my mind. I hope to rekindle the flame for this project in a week or two.

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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12 Responses to Four Book Project Updates

  1. Don’t lick the dog… great advice at any age!

  2. utesmile says:

    You are so busy wow …love it all!

  3. ksbeth says:

    wow, russ. you must never sleep! you are a creative workhorse )

  4. Mrs. P says:

    Wow, wow, wow! The Unstoppably Creative Russ Machine…I love it!

  5. Brilliant Russ. I love the fire of creative energy!

  6. Ann Koplow says:

    Wow! So much wonderful work.

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