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Welcome to Write in the Thick of Things - aka - the shameless showcase for the writings of Mark Todd and Kym O'Connell-Todd. Please feel free to peruse our books and read our clever musings. Most of all, please feel free to purchase our publications. Enjoy!

Kym O'Connell-Todd and Mark Todd


  The Magicke Outhouse (Book 3 of the Silverville Saga) 
Everyone knows you can’t time-travel. But the rules change in Silverville, where anything is possible. Combine ley lines with a mysterious privy fungus and you 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. A novel by Kym O'Connell-Todd and Mark Todd. Published by Raspberry Creek Books.

 
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  All Plucked Up (Book 2 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! A novel by Kym O'Connell-Todd and Mark Todd. Published by Raspberry Creek.

 
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  Little Greed Men (Book 1 of the Silverville Saga) Revised Edition of The Silverville Swindle
What happens when a town's local resident spots a UFO? Silverville sees nothing but dollar signs. First an amusement park and museum and 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, where nothing is sacred and everyone shares in the madness of money, murder and mayhem. A novel by Kym O'Connell-Todd and Mark Todd. Published by Raspberry Creek Books.

 
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  Strange Attractors
Morgan Johanssen is a thirtysomething virologist caught between her conscience and work on a secret government project, between childhood tragedy and fear of commitment, and between her loosening grip on sanity and a mysterious child who appears to her in dreams and waking visions. But these are the least of her worries. Morgan doesn’t yet know she’s also caught between past and future, and the actions she’s about to take will determine the fate of life on earth. A novel by Mark Todd.

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The Silverville Swindle
What happens when a town's local resident spots a UFO? Silverville sees nothing but dollar signs. First an amusement park and museum and 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, where nothing is sacred and everyone shares in the madness of money, murder and mayhem. A novel by Kym O'Connell-Todd and Mark Todd. Published by Ghost Road Press.

 
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  Tamped, But Loose Enough to Breathe
Not nearly as awed by -- but still respectfull of -- traditions of rural heritage, the poet writes more irreverently of both New and Old West. This collection includes poems and song-like stories, written in both free verse and form, of real life and legends, including a cycle of poems about his infamous relative, John Wesley Hardin, but told through the voices of the outlaw's victims. By Mark Todd. Published by Ghost Road Press.

 
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  Wire Song
"I'm sorry you didn't get to grow up in the country," the poet's mother told him as a child. Later, he learned what she meant. This collection of poetry celebrates living in the New West, chronicling in verse the rite of passage the (then) thirtysomething poet experienced as he struggled to become part of an agrarian community tied closely to the Earth and the natural world. By Mark Todd. Published by Conundrum Press.

 
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