Flying High Without Wings

Clyde and I front cover for web-2

Clyde and I Help a Hippo front cover for web

As many if you know, Clyde was my first children’s book character and has been quite popular in his own right, but he ended up in Wilbur’s shadow as the upside-down duck flew onto the scene. I’m delighted to announce that Clyde is back in the spotlight in a big way today. Hicklebee’s, the iconic children’s book store in Willow Glen, California, just advised me that they’d like to feature autographed copies of both Clyde and I (my first children’s book) and Clyde and I Help a Hippo to Fly in their store starting this Friday February 23! Move over in your ballon basket, Avianna, I’m flying with you!

It’s a ninety day trial period. They’ll stay if they sell. Fair enough! Hopefully they’ll sell so well that more of my titles will be featured in the store. You can help! If you love my books and would like Hicklebee’s to keep carrying them, I’d greatly appreciate if you’d buy one of more of my autographed books from that store, and please let them know if there are others of my titles you’d buy from them if only they carried them.


Thank you!

With Love,




About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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10 Responses to Flying High Without Wings

  1. JanBeek says:

    Congratulations, Russ. I have a sister-in-law in SJ who has a new great-grandson. I’ll suggest Clyde & I to her for a terrific gift that keeps on giving. Hicklebee’s it is!!

    Sent from Jan Beekman’s Yahoo Mail for iPhone

  2. Mrs. P says:

    I have a grand nephew that would be the perfect candidate for this one. 😁

  3. ksbeth says:

    more great news, russ –

  4. Looks like a fun read, worth checking out.

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