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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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Wilbur is Flying High on Amazon

I just noticed that Wilbur is flying again on Amazon. He’s now #13 in his category. Wilbur reached #8 or higher quite some time ago but got tired and rested a bit. He’s now once again ascending. So far this … 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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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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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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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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