I’ve Finally Begun Working on a New Fiction Story

Hi. I’ve been so focused on releasing several children’s books that I’ve not written a new fiction story for adults in months. Well, finally a story has begun to bubble up for me. The working title is called Santa’s Helper.

The gist of it is that a poor young man named Derek Shackelford has recently experienced the sudden terrible loss of his father and the possible loss of his mother from a horrific car accident. He’d planned to work himself though school but had to quit his job and school four weeks into the semester to deal with the ongoing family emergencies, get his family’s affairs in order, and care for his mom and younger siblings. Now the family’s saving and his father’s life insurance are gone, and he needs to find a part-time job during the hours his siblings are in school. The only position he’s able to get is a “Santa’s Helper.”

But he quickly begins to realize that all is not as it seems. It appears that “Santa” is up to no good, and now Derek suspects he has gotten dragged into a scam that involves Grand Theft and perhaps much worse…

If you’d like to be one of the relatively few who receive the entire rough first draft of the story (when I write it) and to have the opportunity to provide feedback to me about it, please let me know. Please also send your email address to me if you haven’t already done so recently as I plan to send the draft via email.

With Love,

Russ

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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2 Responses to I’ve Finally Begun Working on a New Fiction Story

  1. ksbeth says:

    sounds like an exciting christmas thriller, russ and i’d be happy to read a draft )

    • russtowne says:

      That’s great to hear, Beth. Thank you. Would you like to receive the story in pieces as I complete them or to wait and receive it all at once when the first draft is finished?
      Russ

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