Author Archives: russtowne

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.

Farewell

Many of you on WordPress have become good friends over the years. This is a hard post for me to write, and it may very well be my last on this site. My Beloved and I are traveling more, and … Continue reading

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Buy One Get One Free! (BOGO)

For a limited time, if you buy one of my fiction books from me via my PayPal account I’ll send you both of my fiction books via Amazon fulfillment. You have the option of getting a second copy of the same … Continue reading

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Clever Writer

I have faced similar challenges as the zoo manager in the following humorous story when writing. I admire his creative solution, though I haven’t yet needed to order a mongoose or two. With Love, Russ The manager of a large city zoo was drafting … Continue reading

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Thesaurus Humor

Two trucks, loaded with thousands copies of Roget’s Thesaurus, collided as they left a New York publishing house last Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Witnesses were stunned, startled, aghast, taken aback, stupefied… today’sTHOT============================ I think I’ll just put an … Continue reading

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The Eyes (Have It in Softcover)

My latest book, titled It Was Her Eyes, is now available on Amazon.com in softcover/paperback format: It Was Her Eyes I’m working on a hardcover version. It is likely to be released in January. With Love, Russ

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I Wanted You to Be the First to Know

Thank you for being a follower of this site. I wanted you to be the first to know about the project on which I’ve begun working today which will hopefully someday become my thirtieth book. (My twenty-eighth book It Was Her Eyes is … Continue reading

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My First Novella’s Cover

This is the front cover for my soon-to-be-released first novella, It Was Her Eyes. The watermarks will be removed for the actual cover. With love, Russ

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