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Scott Harris’ Interview of Me

  Fellow western author and friend Scott Harris recently interviewed me for his readers and followers. Below is the transcript. I hope you enjoy it. With love, Russ When — and why — did you first fall in love with … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Things to Do

I read three of my children’s picture books to a class of Kindergarteners today and loved every minute of it. Their reactions to the stories and their questions after each were delightful. When I’d read all three I asked which … Continue reading

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My Adventure Into Action

My evolution as a writer for an adult audience, especially my fiction writing, often begins with a story idea or hook that I develop into a very short story. At times the creations are so short they qualify as flash … Continue reading

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An Editor I Highly Recommend

One of the many blessings in my life is having an editor named Karen M. Smith at Hen House Publishing. She’s done several projects for me and I’ve always been very pleased with her recommendations, speed, professionalism, and the value … Continue reading

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As Much of Me as I Have the Courage to Share

It’s critically important to me to share my truth in everything I write, perhaps my fiction most of all. I owe readers as much of me as I have the courage to express in my books: Love, pain, shame, grief, joy, … Continue reading

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Dream Meld

It’s happened. Dreams of real life and imagined life via one of my fiction stories joined together into a mind-tripping dream meld last night. I believe I accidentally set myself up for it when I added a brief dream sequence … Continue reading

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An Announcement and Opportunity

I just finished the initial full draft of my first official novella-length story, titled It Was Her Eyes. I’ve never been more proud of my writing nor felt more like a writer than when I typed “The End” after completing this phase of … Continue reading

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