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.

My Interview With Dr. Bunny Vreeland

I recently had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Bunny Vreeland on Mercury Broadcasting’s podcast. The link to the interview is below. http://mercurybroadcasting.net/ask-dr-bunny-writing-childrens-books-russ-towne-guest/ With Love, Russ   Advertisements

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Fighting Alien Tree Monsters

I love the imaginations of youngsters. Earlier today during a visit by two of our grandkids and their parents our oldest grandson Thomas was in the backyard playing in our tiny redwood grove and yelled, “I’m fighting some alien tree … Continue reading

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Nature’s Show-Offs

I love flowers. Their beauty delights and astounds me. It seems that almost every week at our home new flowers take their turn in the spotlight. The top two images are of the plant whose blossoms are on center stage … Continue reading

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A Fun Adventure

I love doing author readings to youngsters in schools, libraries, and elsewhere. They’re fun and I’m delighted to experience the reactions of the children and adults to my creations. Such adventures often yield surprises. I had two amazing surprises the … Continue reading

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Last Hurrah

Nature appears to have once again shut off the spigot where I live in California, but the poppies at our home appear determined to go out in a gorgeous golden blaze of glory. Thanks for the awesome show, my flowery … Continue reading

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Made Me Smile and Remember

I looked up from my desk a few minutes ago and saw Rusty Bear sharing his bench with a squirrel. The furry-tailed critter was in the same posture as his redwood friend, sitting and looking at me. By the time … Continue reading

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More California Gold

I love orange flowers, California golden poppies most of all. They draw and keep my eyes with a power unlike any other color or blossom. These images are of some of the poppies in our front yard. My eyes are … Continue reading

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