Desperate Journeys

Cover-Final copy

I wanted to give to you the first glimpse of the front and back covers of my latest book, Desperate Journeys. It’s my first book exclusively featuring suspenseful, action-packed crime stories. I plan to release it in softcover format next week.

Cover Image Courtesy of Eugene Triguba via Cover Design by Karen M. Smith of Hen House Publishing.

Many thanks to Scott Harris, Yvonne Deane, TM Blayte, Karen Stanford, Pamela Read, Beth Kennedy, and Ute Lark for volunteering to read and provide feedback and suggestions regarding early drafts of every one of these five stories. Your generous efforts proved invaluable.

This labor of love began years ago as five very short stories, also known as microfiction, that I’d written and published over the years. I kept hearing from readers saying they thought the ideas behind these tales had the potential to become full-blown stories or perhaps even their own novels. This book features greatly enhanced and expanded versions of those very short stories of long ago. May you find them worthy of your time.

With Love,


About russtowne

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. 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 the beauty of kindness and nature.
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8 Responses to Desperate Journeys

  1. quiall says:

    The pleasure was all mine Russ. Congratulations.

  2. ksbeth says:

    it looks great russ, and always happy to be a reader )

  3. Mrs. P says:

    I love the cover!

  4. utesmile says:

    Glad to be of help. Love it! another release Yippee – fantastic!

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