Category Archives: Children’s Picture Books

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 … Continue reading

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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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Way to Go, Wilbur!

I’ve added Wilbur’s name to the new version of the book about him that will have even more illustrations than the original. The new cover for Wilbur the Duck Who Flew Upside Down (aka “Wilbur”) also features the expressions on the … Continue reading

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The Link

Friend and fellow author Seumas Gallagher suggested I include a link to the nomination site. D’oh! Thank you, Seumas! It is: Goodreads Picturebooks Nomination Write-ins Thank you in advance for your nominations and book reviews! With Love, Russ     … Continue reading

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A Delightful Surprise

This recent comment made my day: “Russ, I went on goodreads today as they are voting for best books of 2017 and I nominated and voted for Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon. You may want to post to ask your … Continue reading

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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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