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Russell Ginns


Russell Ginns

Russell Ginns is a writer and game designer who specializes in puzzles, songs and smart fun. He has worked on projects for a wide variety of organizations and publications, including Sesame Workshop, Nintendo, Scientific American and the Girl Scouts of America. Russell lives and writes in Washington, DC. To learn more about him, visit and follow @rginns on Twitter.

Russell Ginns

Books by Russell Ginns

by Russell Ginns - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

When Samantha Spinner's uncle Paul disappeared, he left presents for his nieces and nephew. Samantha's sister got $2,400,000,000. Her brother got the New York Yankees. Samantha got...a rusty old umbrella. It seemed unfair until Samantha discovered that the old umbrella holds the plans for a super-secret network of transit systems that covers the globe. But Uncle Paul is still missing. And Samantha just received a new gift from him: a pair of strange purple sunglasses. Are they another powerful present? A clue to his whereabouts? Or just a bad fashion choice? Samantha and Nipper need to figure it out fast, comes the SUN!

by Russell Ginns and Barbara Fisinger - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Samantha Spinner’s uncle Paul disappeared, and only left her a rusty red umbrella with a tag hanging off its worn handle that says “Watch out for the RAIN.” After all the strawberry waffles, stories and puzzles they’ve shared, how could he just leave without saying goodbye? The answer is simple. Sam knows in her heart that Uncle Paul is in danger. And if he taught her anything, it’s that not everything is exactly what it seems. The RAIN is coming and Samantha Spinner is about to find herself mixed up in some super-important, super-dangerous, super-secret plans.