BOOK TWO OF THE SILVERVILLE SAGA
Think Indiana Jones meets the Maltese Falcon. Except Indy is a woman and there's no falcon, only chickens. It takes place in Silverville where anything is possible. An ordinary Colorado mining town that may sit on converging ley lines that punch holes in everyday reality, that cause extraordinary coincidences and the occasional UFO sighting. And now…a curse!
Praise for All Plucked Up
It’s another rollicking adventure set in Silverville – with its spot-on mixture of ranchers, new-agers, and con-artists – this time suffering under a curse tied to lost Spanish coins. In the tradition of the inimitable Christopher Moore, the absurd doesn’t just make an appearance, it takes center-stage as bread flies, singing becomes a contagious disease, and chickens must be defended. The Todds once again get the feel of a mountain town pitch perfect. If you liked their first light-hearted adventure,The Silverville Swindle you’ll love All Plucked Up.
– Michelle Dally, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of A Highly Placed Source
A breezy, quirky mystery that is as engaging as it is hilarious.
– Mario Acevedo, author of Jailbait Zombie
Kym O’Connell-Todd and Mark Todd continue their humorous and often bizarre subcultural saga of Silverville, a fictional mountain town much like their home of Gunnison, Colorado. The pair are sure storytellers. The action is swift and the dialogue witty. Cursed treasure, a cast of colorful and sometimes crusty townfolk, and a feisty protagonist who works part-time for a telemarketing firm offering phone sex – what’s not to like?
– Max McCoy, award-winning novelist and screenwriter, author of Hinterland, The Moon Pool, and four Indiana Jones serial novels for Lucasfilm
BOOK ONE OF THE SILVERVILLE SAGA
What happens when a town’s local resident spots a UFO? Silverville sees nothing but dollar signs. First an amusement park and museum, then a celestial motif for the whole town. Con artists and embezzlers, tourists and kooks, all get caught up in the frenzy, some hoping to make a quick buck, others seeking a spiritual message from beyond the stars. Ride along on this irreverent adventure that reveals Colorado mountain culture at its most outrageous, and where just about everybody shares in the madness of money, murder and mayhem.
Nominated for the COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD
Placed on the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK RECOMMENDED READING
LIST At the Library of Congress
Nominated for a COLORADO BOOK AWARD
“I loved this book. It’s trite to say I couldn’t put it down but that’s the truth. A thoroughIy enjoyable and entertaining book filled with humor, intrigue, and likeable, memorable characters. It starts at an attention-snagging page and grows throughout.”
- W. C JAMESON,
History Channel commentator and author of over sixty books about the West, more recently the novel Beating the Devil and the biography Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave.
“Any reader in the West will recognize Silverville with a knowing grin — and often enough, a knowing shudder. This book about close encounters of every kind is further evidence that any search intelligent life in the universe might not stop very long at our planet.”
- GEORGE SIBLEY
New York Times best-selling author of Part of a Winter, Dragons in Paradise and, most recently, the historical nonfiction Water Wranglers.
About the Authors
Kym O’Connell-Todd is a writer and graphic designer. Mark Todd is a college professor and program director for Western State Colorado University's MFA in Creative Writing. They live in the Cochetopa Mountains east of Gunnison with more animals than most reasonable people would feed.
“The Magicke Outhouse” and the other books in the Silvervile Saga are available in local and area bookstores.
Visit their Web site at www.writeinthethick.com