Abel’s Way


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Abel James Williams, born April 29, 2013, was a compassionate, intelligent, and courageous boy. He loved outdoor activities, race cars, animals, documentaries, and sitting quietly for hours building intricate structures out of any material available. Abel was a natural-born leader, inspiring his friends and everyone who met him, and entertaining them with his vibrant sense of humor. Although Abel was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Neuroblastoma, he never felt sorry for himself and continued to see the best in the world. We should all be more like Abel! Abel was a warrior and fought his cancer valiantly. He passed away on January 20, 2018, but he will be remembered forever by those who knew him. This book commemorates his spirit and the lessons he taught by example. Abel’s family is donating all proceeds to Neuroblastoma research.

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The Many Adventures of Mya


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Mya J. Corigliano was born in Rome, NY, on May 8, 2016. She had a passion for life and was always smiling. She will be remembered for her mischievous smile, beautiful blue eyes, and messy hair. Her strength and fearlessness made her a true superhero, who courageously battled cancer. She went to join the angels on December 19, 2017. This book celebrates her life. All proceeds go to the family.

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The Yellow Booke Journal, Volume 6, Available Now

Books, Short Stories


51KGywW18eL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_The Yellow Book: Dark Tarn of Auber, Sizza’s Clippaz, Twisted Soul: and Other Terrors: Original Horror, Weird Fiction, and Ghost Stories (Oldstyle Tales Original Fiction) (Volume 6)

My horror story “Sizza’s Clippaz” appears in the Yellow Booke Journal, Volume 6. The publisher planned to create an illustration for my story, but was gracious enough to allow my son, Oliver, to produce something instead. With sincere objectivity, I say Oliver’s piece is the best in the book. Thank you to Grant Kellermeyer for making this proud-papa moment possible–and for publishing my story. ‘Tis joy squared.

Fabula Argentea 5th Anniversary Anthology Available Now.

Books, Short Stories


Fabula Argentea 5th Anniversary Anthology

I am honored to have my story, “Rastaghosta,” included first in Fabula Argentea’s online issue this past July, and then in their fifth anniversary anthology in print. FA is a rare publisher that not only compensates their authors, but also explains publicly why the work was chosen. Here’s what they said about my story:

Super Cooper Saves the Day


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Written & Illustrated by Russell Richardson

In late September, a Room to Heal / Make-A-Wish volunteer asked if I could illustrate a poster for a sick little boy. She explained that 4-year old Cooper Busch was born with Down Syndrome and is battling Leukemia. My heart strings sufficiently tugged, I offered to create a book instead–one which would not only celebrate Cooper, but could be used as a fund-raising tool.

Super Cooper Saves the Day is the result.