Category Archives: children’s books

My Books are Being Considered at Two Much-Loved Retailers

Iconic children’s bookstore Hicklebee’s in Willow Glen and Modern Mouse Gift Shop in Alameda are considering featuring several of my books in their stores. I hope to hear back from both by the end of the month. If you shop … Continue reading

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“I May Be Small But I Have Big Ideas”

I was inspired by a phrase and message in my favorite kid’s book when I wrote the line, “I may be small but I have big ideas” for a character named V.G. McGurry in in one of my children’s books, … Continue reading

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Wilbur is Flying High on Amazon

I just noticed that Wilbur is flying again on Amazon. He’s now #13 in his category. Wilbur reached #8 or higher quite some time ago but got tired and rested a bit. He’s now once again ascending. So far this … Continue reading

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Mysti Z has Arrived!

I’m delighted to announce that the hardcover edition of Mysti Z’s Magical Day is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com!  Mysti Z’s Magical Day I love how this book turned out and believe it is likely to become one of … Continue reading

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Where the Treasure’s Found

As wind softly blew through our hair, I learned a lesson then and there: Rainbows don’t end in pots of gold; Their treasure’s found in the colors they hold. (Illustration and excerpt from Mysti Z’s Magical Day.) With Love, Russ

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All The Colors of Mysti

My illustrators and I have created many characters for boys, but I have to admit that it’s been much more of a challenge for me to create characters that young girls would love. Until now colorful Mysti’s hair, tail, and … Continue reading

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Life in a Colorless World

  The scenes above are from my latest children’s picture book project, Mysti Z’s Magical Day. They depict the moment after a mysterious fog has drained all the color from where Mysti and her friend were playing. Everyone is shocked … Continue reading

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