WSC Savage Library to Host Double-Feature Celebration for “The Silverville Swindle,” Oct. 23
Oct. 19, 2009 -- The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State College is celebrating the reissue of “The Silverville Swindle,” written by local authors Kym O’Connell-Todd and Mark Todd, with a “double-feature” event on Friday, Oct. 23.
The celebration begins at 7 pm at the library. This event is free and open to the public.
The award-winning novel was recently reissued in a commemorative hardback edition by Ghost Road Press. It is available at the local bookstores, as well as though major online book retailers.
During the celebration, the authors will read from their sequel, “The Silverville Pantiwyckes,” scheduled for publication April 2010 by Ghost Road Press.
The evening also features a sneak peak of the novel’s movie adaptation, “Little Green Men.” A scene from the upcoming film will be shown, which was shot locally and directed by WSC film professor Jack Lucido and a crew from the film program. The film stars WSC alumnus John Steele and student Travis Kuester.
Published in 2006 by Ghost Road Press, “The Silverville Swindle” is a comedy noir novel centering on the antics of various characters in a Colorado mountain town who try to profit off a UFO sighting. The novel was nominated for the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award for 2008 and selected as the 2006 One Book/One Valley reading, in cooperation with the Washington Center for the Book national literacy campaign.
Mark is a professor of creative writing and has also published two books of collected poetry, “Wire Song” and “Tamped But Loose Enough to Breathe.” He also is working on a science-fiction novel, Strange Attractors, which is due out next fall. Kym has served as a publisher, editor and writer for magazines, newspapers and Internet news services.
The Todds’ books can be ordered through their website at www.writeinthethick.com. Copies also are available at local bookstores and through major online book retailers.