D.C. Rush

Biography

We began writing our first children’s book in 2010. Cathy and I would often sit outside watching and feeding the birds. The birds were very clever and fun to watch, especially when the smaller birds kicked seed to the ground for the larger birds. It seemed the birds had some group structure and displayed very effective teamwork. We thought it would be interesting to write a book about a group of birds flying south for the winter.

Publishing our first book was only a dream. The finished book sat on our computer hard drive for over a year before being convinced to self-publish. Self-publishing Robby’s Quest for Seed was a difficult decision; however, the birth of our grandson Rylie gave us some added incentive to get the book out there. We decided to dedicate the first book to Rylie. We also thought it would be nice to leave something behind for our children and their children.

Since writing and publishing Robby’s Quest for Seed in 2012, we have published two additional books in the series, Robby’s Quest: Ocean Bound and Robby’s Quest: Return of the Cat. Robby’s Quest: Thrills and Chills is the fourth book in the children’s book series.

Cathy and Don currently live in Arizona with their cats, Nomi and Hershey. Cathy is a homemaker and Don is a retired Manufacturing Manager and former Elementary School Governing Board Member.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My wife and I wrote the Robby's Quest children's storybook series about a group of birds, life-long friends, who travel across America searching for adventure and making new friends.

Cathy grew up in Chicago. I grew up in the Cleveland area. Fortunately, I lived in the country. We spent a great deal of time outdoors playing football, baseball, camping out and hiking. I learned to appreciate nature at an early age. I was always fascinated watching birds and that's why we decided to write about a group of birds.We tend to write about places we have also visited or lived in.
When did you first start writing?
We spent most of our adult lives working or raising children. English was never one of my stronger subjects in school (thank the lord for book editors) so later on in life I took a couple college English courses and to my surprise, I enjoyed creative writing. I retired in May 2009. I needed to do something to keep busy. I considered writing a book about different management styles or motivating employees, however, I just couldn't put the words down on paper.

Cathy and I often watch the birds early in the morning. We were fascinated with the teamwork and we began thinking about writing a children's book. Cathy and I would bounce ideas back and forth about where the birds might travel to or what they might see along the way. We started writing Robby's Quest for Seed in the summer of 2009. Before we knew it we had written 5,000 words over several chapters. We never really expected to publish our story but we began hearing about self-publishing and decided to give it a try. At the same time our grandson Rylie was born, giving us the extra incentive we needed to finish our first book. We wanted to leave something behind for our children and their children. Since then we have written three additional books about Robby the Robin and his band of feathery friends.
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Videos

Robby's Quest for Seed Children's Video
Children's Book author D.C. Rush, presents Robby's Quest for Seed. http://www.amazon.com/Robbys-Quest-for-Seed-ebook/dp/B009V7GZ2K Available in eBook, Audio Book and Paperback formats. Written by D.C. Rush, narrated by Tracy Elman and illustrated by Daniela Frongia, this is the first book in the Robby's Quest children's storybook series. Visit us at www.dcrushbooks.com

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