River Summers: Stories from the Rappahannock
Russell Francis brings to life a series of heartwarming stories
of southern life in a large loving family in the early 1950's and 60's.
His whimsical and sometimes bittersweet stories are sprinkled with
southern history, mystery and the innocent
adventures and mis-adventures of growing up with
dogs, frogs, and great River Summers.
Born in 1953 in Richmond, Virginia, and still a proud Virginian,
Mr. Francis has always enjoyed the craft of writing,
including short stories, poems, and an occasional song.
His "Walden Pond" is the Rappahannock River in the
northern neck of Virginia.
He has remained very close to his family and river life.
His love of all things aquatic extends to more then just the
surface of the water; he has been an avid
SCUBA diver and boater for many years.
Due to his deep appreciation and respect for the river, he knows what our
estuaries, bays and oceans can offer for future generations.
Thank you for taking your valuable time to visit the
official web site:WWW.RiverSummers.com.
You will find where to purchase the book, media data,
great products, including a historical dive salvage vessel,
vintage river and family photos, weather links and other important
All to make you river experience a more exciting family
In addition you have the opporitunity to share your own
River Summers family stories or pictures on the interactive
forum and blog with others.
Become part of the history of Virginia! Visit the links
for exciting upcoming events in the area.
Sign the Guestbook, let us know you came by for a visit!
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Ask your local bookseller to order your copies of
River Summers- Stories from the Rappahannock!
Thanks again for stopping by!
folks have tied up to the dock and
come in for a visit!