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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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Full Library from Tossed Books

Full library from tossed books What a great idea: Take all the books people throw away and create a library for everyone! Sources: CNN and Not All News is Bad With Love, Russ  

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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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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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Starting them Early

(Thomas wearing wear my boots.) When I returned home Sunday evening from a weekend book event, My Beloved told me of a conversation she had with our five-year-old grandson Thomas during a visit that morning: Thomas: “Where are all the … Continue reading

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An Interesting Day

Today was the beginning of the two-day Loma Prieta Holiday Crafts Faire in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.  It’s the first time I’ve been there. The day started a bit rough. When I got to my space at the event it … 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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