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.

IT’S HERE!

https://www.amazon.com/Flora-Belle-Dreami-Dragon-Towne/dp/1542821312/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498081883&sr=8-1&keywords=Russ+Towne+Flora My latest book, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon is now available on Amazon.com. I’d be grateful if you’d help spread the word. I believe this book will quickly become one of my most popular titles ever. It has a … Continue reading

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The World In Words

Originally posted on The Chatter Blog:
Since I was very small I knew where to find the world. And I fell in love.

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What I Discovered When I Stopped

I believe the mass of men and women waste much time chasing happiness until they stop to count their blessings and discover joy in their gratitude. May your day be filled with blessings. With Love, Russ

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Caring and Courage

I still care greatly what friends and family in particular think of me, but do what I do anyway. I believe it’s a bit like being afraid but not letting fear control my life. I acknowledge it’s there and most … Continue reading

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Now That’s ATTITUDE!

“On an old man’s shirt was printed, “I Am Not 80 Years Old, I Am Sweet 16 with 64 Years of Experience.” That’s Attitude.” Source: Randy’s Random With Love, Russ

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“My Life Got Bigger”

I just read some of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s MIT speech and found it inspiring, refreshing, and powerful, especially this part: “Measure your impact on humanity not by the number of likes but by the lives you touch; not in … Continue reading

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All Hail the Queen!

I’m pleased to introduce Queen Isadora from my latest children’s picture book project titled Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon illustrated by Jack Wiens. An Invitation My other dragon book, Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon, is within weeks of being released. I’d love to … Continue reading

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