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.

The Royalty of Loyalty

What a wonderful story of the loyalty of a dog during the Northern California fires. Odin’s loyalty was tested by fire With Love, Russ Advertisements

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Marriage Humor

John and Nancy, married for 40 years, planned a second wedding to renew their vows. Nancy described to her friend the dress she would wear. Nancy’s friend asked, “What color shoes?” Nancy replied, “Silver.” John chimed in: “Yep, silver … … Continue reading

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It Didn’t Restore My Faith in Humanity

In response to my post about the little girl who mistakenly took one of my books without paying for it and her honest mother, a friend named Jan included a story in a comment about an honor payment honey money … Continue reading

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A Fun Book Fair Story

At one of the book fairs I just attended, a delightful girl perhaps five or six years old  stopped by my table and locked her eyes onto one of my books. I could tell that her mother was somewhere nearby … Continue reading

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Two Firsts For Me

I just spent a delightful weekend meeting many hundreds of children and their parents at children’s book fairs in Sunnyvale and Lafayette, California. I was asked to sign so many books that my right hand may have developed permanent writers’ … Continue reading

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A Thousand Souls to Save

I found this story both heart-warming and heart-breaking. With Love, Russ A Thousand Souls to Save  

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Misty Reimagined

Since most of my children’s books have had young boys or male animals as their primary characters I’ve been putting additional focus on books with more young female characters. The first of my books that fell into the latter category … Continue reading

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