Russ L Howard
Russ Howard was born in the North end of the Shenandoah Valley. He grew to manhood in rural West Virginia, where the mountaineer culture conveyed to Russ a sense of fierce independence, which is a running theme in his books. In his youth his first passion was for the animals he kept, an assortment of creatures from owls and pigeons to chipmunks and foxes. As he entered adolescence he developed an obsession for running and became an accomplished cross-country and track athlete.
His education spanned across international borders. He attended four major Universities in three states and for a number of years he lived abroad as a student in various German cities as well as Kitzbuhl, Austria. During his stint there he learned to love and appreciate the German tongue and culture.
He is greatly influenced by English Literature, Germanic, Keltic, and Slavic Mythology. He is an admirer of the operatic genius Richard Wagner, the political innovator and democratic theorist Thomas Jefferson, and reveres J.R.R. Tolkien as the greatest modern story-teller. Russ's spiritual philosophies have been condensed from sources of mysticism and Kabballah. He especially praises the works of Rudolph Steiner, Bruno Bettelheim, and Martin Buber.
Most of his life he worked as a Mental Health Investigator, and a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. Now Russ lives with his wife Kathryn, a dancer, in Roseburg, Oregon. He spends his time as an avid gardener, small-scale farmer, and shepherd.
The Sire Sheaf
- The King of Three Bloods, Book One
- By: Russ L. Howard
- Narrated by: Adam A. Howard
- Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Sur Sceaf is not seeking a wife when he runs into the daughter of Chief Onamingo, whose approval is essential to the union of the Free Peoples. Yet, he finds himself embroiled in a jealous conflict with her ex-lover that could threaten the alliance....
Masterpiece!!!! Relatable!!!! And a pleasure to read!!!!
- By Elizabeth Howard on 06-19-18
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