Category Archives: Project Updates for Children’s Stories/Poems I Wrote

“Mysti Z’s Magical Day” Now in Softcover

Mysti Z’s Magical Day is now available in softcover format on Amazon.com. You now have a choice between hardcover and softcover formats. Mysti Z’s Magical Day With Love, Russ Advertisements

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Sunny Illustrations

My latest children’s picture book project is titled Sunny Saves the Day. It’s about a rambunctious puppy whose antics help a grumpy couple learn to laugh and smile. Jack Wiens has nearly completed all the illustrations, and Karen M. Smith completed … Continue reading

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Sunny’s Bouncing Path of Destruction

  That little rascal Sunny is at it again. The poor Grumpadinkles don’t stand a chance with the energetic puppy around. The illustrations by Jack Wiens above and the excerpts below are from my latest children’s picture book project, Sunny … 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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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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