Russ is a self-published author and operates an online publish website Adventure Yarns, which specialises in true stories of adventure and travel. This site publishes Russ' own books plus those of other adventurers and authors in multimedia CD and ebook formats. One title so far is available in print-on-demand. Russ does the editing of each authors work. Russ us a cruising sailor and has sailed both Indonesian and Australian waters for many years. Russ is a qualified freelance travel writer and photographer, and has published several articles to magazines.