Monday, December 2, 2013




            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.

            The book, the third in the Silverville Saga series, has just been published by Raspberry Creek Books of Gunnison, Colorado.

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

            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.

            Co-authors Kym O’Connell-Todd and Mark Todd have made Silverville a must-visit destination for readers who can’t get enough of the strange goings-on that just seem to naturally occur there.

            It began with a supposed UFO sighting in Silverville and a resulting theme park (and hordes of tourists) in “Little Greed Men” and continued with a curse that led to a chicken fetish in “All Plucked Up” (think Indiana Jones meets the Maltese Falcon).

            Now the Todds take readers on trips back in time. But 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.

            The book has received advance praise from a number of successful authors.

             “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!”

            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 and on either as a print or e-book.

            The Todds will present a reading and signing of their new book next Wednesday, December 11, at Savage Library on the campus of Western State Colorado University. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. They have also scheduled several other local and area presentations over the coming days and weeks.

            For more information visit, or the authors’ website

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