THE SILVERVILLE SAGA

NEW PUBLICATION - BOOK THREE - THE MAGICKE OUTHOUSE


The Magicke Outhouse

In the newly released book “The Magicke Outhouse” an astonishing feat is possible – time travel.  

Authors Kym O’Connell-Todd and Mark Todd have conjured up a quirky tale of strange things happening to those who visit a certain outhouse on the edge of the peculiar little mountain town of Silverville, Colorado.

“Everyone knows you can’t time-travel,” say the authors. “But the rules change in Silverville, where anything is possible.”  

But the Todds take readers on trips back in time. The involvement of Buford Price, whose efforts in the earlier novels have produced hilarious results, creates a problem that can only be fixed by going back in time and making certain changes. Naturally, there’s a glitch in that effort.  Combine ley lines with a mysterious privy fungus and one might end up anywhere, from ancient Egypt to the Wild West or into the future. Add in an almost-zombie and a pig that can sing “Happy Birthday,” and you’re in for a wild ride – if the tour guides can just work out the kinks.

Praise for The Magicke Outhouse

“Small town mystery and excitement have never been as surprising and fun,” says Charlie Craig, showrunner and head writer for SyFi Channel’s hit series Eureka and writer for Fox’s The X-Files. “The laughs are never more than a page away … keeping the reader captivated until the last, surprising chapter. Who knew that a journey that begins in an outhouse could be so much fun?”


Stacia Deutsch, New York Times best selling author, says “It’s no easy task but this book gets [time travel] right. Kym and Mark Todd have a time travel hit with this new adventure in the Silverville Saga series. As soon as those deadly kinks are worked out, sign me up.”


Alex J. Cavanaugh, author of the Amazon best selling Casa  series, says “a unique cast of characters makes this a fun and enjoyable read!”

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BOOK TWO OF THE SILVERVILLE SAGA

ALL PLUCKED UP 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 HinterlandThe Moon Pool, and four Indiana Jones serial novels for Lucasfilm

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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. 


Praise for Little Greed Men 

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. 

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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


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