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Russell Whitehead is an author and illustrator of books for children and middle grade readers, a puppet builder and puppeteer. To date he has self-published three titles for children. An Easter Bunny's Journey, Have You Ever Seen a Blue Bunny? and his latest title The Light Man. All published through Amazon's CreateSpace self-publishing platform and Kindle Direct Publishing. Two additional titles, The Boy Who Once Chased Cats , another children's book, and The Sparrow Princess , the first in a series of original fairytales for middle grade readers, are scheduled for release in 2015.
Russell's passion for writing comes directly from his own experiences as a child. The legends and fairytales read aloud to him as a young boy sparked his imagination and inspired a love for reading that has lasted a lifetime. As an adult he discovered puppetry and embraced the art form as a way to make those stories come to life. He writes to amuse and entertain young minds as well as to impart old fashioned wisdom in a contemporary way.
Russell resides in Griffin, Georgia with his wife Deb and their dog Dylan. When he's not in the studio honing his craft, he enjoys spending time with family and entertaining grandchildren. He blogs about children's and middle grade books as well as various writing and puppetry projects he's working on.
on Sep. 16, 2014 :
What a lovely story to share this Christmas. As families gather for holiday cheer and fellowship, make sure this little book is added to your traditional bedtime stories. Centering on the neighborhood couple decorating their home to the nines with fanciful festive lights, Russell paints a colorful holiday picture with words and illustrations that puts joy in the heart of the reader. A feel good book with a simple lesson of giving is always better than receiving. Spot on Russell, you have a holiday winner here.
(reviewed the day of purchase)