Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon


My likely next book project is tentatively titled, Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon (It will include a sleigh in the cover illustration so readers will know I’ve not accidentally misspelled “Slay.”)

This story features a young boy who faces his fears as he attempts to save everyone by making a mean and scary dragon go away.

I plan to dedicate Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon to my grandson Alex who loves dragons, among other fierce creatures. It’s taken me over two years to come up with a story that I believe would do Alex justice, but I believe I’ve finally found it. Alex is the handsome young man on the right. One of my earlier books, Zach and the Toad Who Rode a Bull, was dedicated to Alex’s twin brother Zach (on the left in the photo.)

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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17 Responses to Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon

  1. I bet that will make Alex feel really Special! ♡
    Diana xo

  2. Mrs. P says:

    I love the concept of the book and that picture of you with the boys is simply adorable! ❤

  3. Wonderful and s.w.e.e.t. ❤

  4. utesmile says:

    What a lovely pictures of you 3 “boys”. How attentive and focused they are. It must be such a pleasure sitting with granddad listening to his stories. It’s wonderful!

  5. ksbeth says:

    how wonderful and i love the word play in the title. as soon as i saw the name in the title, i wondered if it was dedicated to your grandson.

  6. JanBeek says:

    I bet you will have this book published just in time for me to read it to my first great grandson who is due next May. I’ll share this post with my granddaughter. Maybe she’ll name the baby Alex – who knows?

  7. Sounds like it will be a great story

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