As Much of Me as I Have the Courage to Share

It’s critically important to me to share my truth in everything I write, perhaps my fiction most of all. I owe readers as much of me as I have the courage to express in my books: Love, pain, shame, grief, joy, angst, fear, anticipation, weakness, strength, ineptitude, exhilaration, doubt, contentment, loneliness, contempt, kindness, empathy, rejection, abandonment, hope, and victory, and defeat. The more of me I share in my books, the more connected a reader is likely to feel to me and my work, to their own heart and themselves, and to the world.

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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9 Responses to As Much of Me as I Have the Courage to Share

  1. Mrs. P says:

    It’s also a goldmine for future generations who want to know more about their ancestors. I remember being floored when I discovered a great, great aunt was a published writer! 😀 I can see some time in the future…someone pouring through all of your books and blogs to get a peek at who you were. 😀 😀

    • russtowne says:

      I’d love for that to occur. The readers of future generations could quickly discover that despite all that transpired in-between, earlier generations weren’t so different from them after all. Thank you for your thought- and heart-provoking comment Mrs P.


  2. My life is an open book and I share maybe way too much, but that is me

  3. ksbeth says:

    yes, i am the same and believe the same –

  4. Your truth does show through Russ. And it is wonderful to connect with that truth.

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