Yummy Spookiness

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My Beloved helped our local grandchildren make this delicious chocolate cookie haunted house. I think they did a great job. I know it was yummy because I helped to eat it part of it!

With love,

Russ

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Choices

 

 

Choices

 

I just read an article and watched a short video that touched me deeply. It is a commercial, but one which highlights positive attributes of the human condition and spirit, kindness, compassion, love, and choices. I think you’ll be touched by it too, and I’ve included a link to it above. It’s subtitled and from India. Choices

With love,

Russ

 

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Friday Funny

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Photo Credit: Ben White via Unsplash.com

Joke Credit: www.mikeysFunnies.com

My older son loves school, but his younger brother Tommy absolutely hates it. One weekend Tommy cried and fretted and tried every excuse not to go back on Monday. Sunday morning on the way home from church, the crying and whining built to a crescendo.
At the end of my rope, I finally stopped the car and explained, “Honey, it’s a law. If you don’t go to school, they’ll put Mommy in jail.”
Tommy looked at me, thought a moment, then asked, “How long would you have to stay?”
With love,
Russ
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Happenings

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Photo Credit: Mahir Uysal via Unsplash.com

Hi, everyone! I plan to be at the Great Valley Bookfest tomorrow, Saturday 10/13. I’d love to visit with readers who hail from that neck of the woods. Come on down and say hi. It’ll be my first book event since I released my first book of exclusively western stories at the end of July. I look forward to experiencing the crowd’s reaction to my westerns and other books.

I’m excited to announce that I’ve begun work on two collaborative book writing efforts. One is with a bestselling western author and the other with a noted author of fantasy stories. I plan to keep their identities a secret until we’re nearly done with the books. Stay tuned for more details and the Great Reveal!

I love creating audiobooks! My first one is now available on Audible, Amazon, and Youtube, and I have four more at various stages of development. One or two of them might be released in the next week or two, and the others by the end of this year. My favorite part of creating audiobooks is listening to the auditions and hearing various audio-interpretations of my stories. It’s exciting. I’ve selected three professional voice talents and producers who are making my words come alive in their own special ways.

With love,

Russ

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Destiny is Now an Audiobook!

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I’m delighted to announced that the first of six of my books of western stories has just become an audiobook available on Audible:
 
 
$6.95 or free with a 30 day trial of the Audible service.
 
It will be available on iTunes and Amazon within the next few days.
The other five are in various stages of production and will soon be on their way to Audible, Amazon, and iTunes!
With love,
Russ
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39 Years and Counting

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My Beloved and I celebrated 39 years of marriage yesterday. I just read a comment from a man who’d been married to his wife for 79 years:

“I’m happy when she’s around.” That pretty much sums it up for me.

Even after all these years, my heart lights up and glows warmly when she My Beloved walks into a room and smiles.

I once wrote:

“We’ve sometimes been like two rocks in a tumbler making a lot of noise, but over the years we’ve polished each other quite beautifully.”

Of all the many blessings for which I’m a grateful man, My Beloved remains at the top of my list.

With love,

Russ

 

 

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Western Blogs and Book Reviews

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My friend Scott Harris just highlighted my second western book on his blog. If you like westerns I highly recommend that you check out his site, and the books he’s written. I believe you’ll be glad you did!

With love,
Russ

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