Author Archives: russtowne

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.

Time for a Change

Thank you for all the support, and entertaining, humorous, heartfelt, and enlightening posts many of you have provided to me for many years. After much much soul-searching, I’ve decided to substantially reduce and perhaps eliminate future posts on this and … Continue reading

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But, Honey …

An older couple is having dinner in a restaurant. The wife sees another couple about their age sitting in a booth nearby. She sees the husband sitting close to his wife, with his arm around her. He is whispering things … Continue reading

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A Bad Influence?

I’m wearing my Father’s Day gift from Brian, Kristi, Zachary, Alex, and Raiden. It says, “They call me Papa because Partner in Crime makes me sound like a Bad Influence!” It’s perfect. I love it! The photo is with my … Continue reading

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My First Western Romance​ Free!

My first western romance book, “Longshots of the Heart,” is now available as an audiobook! I’ll give a free copy of it to the first 20 people who tell me they want one and send their email address to me … Continue reading

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“Treasures of the Heart” Available Now!

  “Treasures of the Heart” my second romance novel set in the old west,  is now also available in ebook and softcover formats! An audiobook is being produced and should be released in six to eight weeks. With love, Russ https://www.amazon.com/dp/107455938X/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Russ+Towne+Treasures&qid=1560964451&s=gateway&sr=8-2Continue reading

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Treasures of the Heart

My second western romance book, Treasures of the Heart will soon be available in ebook, softcover, and audiobook formats. Here are a brief description and sample: Treasures of the Heart A quiet quirky loner rides into Bent Fork on a horse … Continue reading

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Dedicated to those in the Darkness

To those who are in dark, cold, and fear-filled places, I offer and dedicate this poem: Broken Promise An unopened bud A leaf left unfurled A loss of great beauty To a beckoning world Withered by fear From memories and … Continue reading

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My Gift to You

I’m giving away a free copy of any one of my audiobooks to thank you for supporting my creative efforts. This offer is limited to those living in the US or UK and to the first 50 people who request … Continue reading

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Truth Finds a Way

Truth always seems to find ways to reach the light. I think that’s another great reason to try to live life in such a way that one never needs to fear the truth. With love, Russ Photo Credit: Peter Oslanec via … Continue reading

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My Mantras

Below are the mottos I live by that have become so ingrained by repetition that they’ve become habits. My life has been profoundly enhanced by taking them to heart and living them: Expect nothing. Be grateful for everything. Treat life … Continue reading

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