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.

“Patch: Wanted Dead” Available Now!

Patch” has just been released on Amazon as an ebook!: U.S. Marshal Arliss “Patch” Elkins sets out to bring to justice a rich 14-year-old boy accused of murdering his parents. When someone puts a $100,000 bounty on their heads with … Continue reading

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Quick Thinking Humor!

It was the night of the children’s Christmas play and little Johnny was upset because he didn’t get the part of Joseph.  He was assigned the inn keeper. Because he was still bitter, when Joseph and Mary arrived at the … Continue reading

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A Classy Thing to Do

The link below is to a story of compassion, kindness, and generosity that touched me. A passenger in the First Class Section of an airplane gave his seat to a mother struggling with an eleven-month-old who needed an oxygen machine. … Continue reading

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Who’s Creating Whom?

Photo credit: Greg Rakozy I sometimes wonder whether I’m creating my characters or they’re creating me. I suspect it’s some of both. With love, Russ  

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New Audiobook Release!

My audiobook titled “Bloody Showdown at Three Falls Creek” was just released! It’s available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Amazon and Audible price: $6.08 or free with Audible trial. Bloody Showdown On Three Falls Creek This new anthology from … Continue reading

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Your Creative Superpowers

A dear friend recently wrote that it’s stunning to him how prolific I am. I was both honored and humbled by his comment, and smiled about it because I’m perhaps most stunned of all. Seven years ago I was unaware … Continue reading

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Stop Peeing in the Kitty Litter!

  My non-fiction book about the fun and craziness of parenting, “Stop Peeing in the Kitty Litter” is now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. $3.46, or free with your Audible trial. With love, Russ

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