Hi, welcome to A Grateful Man. May you always feel at home and welcome here.
My name is Russ Towne. I have a wife who I call My Beloved, three adult children, and three grandchildren. My Beloved and I were married so young that we basically grew up together.
I follow my passions wherever they take me. I love investing and did it for free for friends and family for years, and then began doing it professionally in March of 2003. I’m still doing what I love, but now I’m even getting paid for it!
I’m a late-bloomer. I was convinced that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body until I was 52 years old. Then, in about 2010 a friend named Denis Loiseau invited me to co-write a song with him. His invitation was the spark that lit my creative candle. I loved the process and the experience, and co-wrote several songs over the next 3 years. (You’ll find several of them on Amazon.com, Spotify, Muve Music, X-Box Music, and iTunes.)
Just click the link to the page titled “Buy My Songs” on this site, or go to the other sites mentioned and type “Russ Towne” in the search field.) One song–-my favorite so far-–”Nature’s Symphony” may need to be found by looking up my co-writer’s name for that song, Kevin Harris. I accidentally omitted my own name when listing that song. (Yes, that falls into the “misadventures part of this blog!)
I began writing poetry in October of 2012 and wrote over 60 poems in my first 8 months as a poet, and I’ve written a bunch more since then. You can see many of them at A Grateful Man’s Poetry at http://agratefulmanspoetry.com.
I began writing children’s books in about May of 2013, and my first two books were published three months later. You’ll find them on Amazon.com or you can just click the link to the page on this site called “Buy My Books”.
I have two sites dedicated to my children’s book writing adventures, “Clyde and Friends” http://clydeandfriends.com and “Rusty Bear” at http.//rustybear.me.