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2018 Eric Hoffer / da Vinci Eye Finalist for excellence in cover art
 
 
2018 New Generation Book Award Finalist in the Young New Adult category
 
 
 
 
The US Review of Books - RECOMMENDED - book review by Michelle Jacobs
 
 
2017 Book Cover of the Year, Cassie Loves Covers

 
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 In honor of going back to school, get ANY Tootie-Do Press print title at Amazon for $2 off list price in September!
 
 TDP ebook titles just $1.99 at Amazon in September!
 
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 NEW!
 A n d  O t h e r  S t o r i e s
 
 

“Love the atmosphere and story narration. . .

vivid and gripping. . . The frame narrative is

more compelling than expected. . . has hints of

beat literature, and the story arc about an

art magazine is interesting.”                                                 

                                 –PekoeBlaze

 
 
Inspired by the works of international artists, this Young Adult - New Adult collection of nineteen spellbinding magical realist, paranormal,  slipstream, dark fantasy, alternate history, and fabulist tales (with a connecting novella) is collaboratively authored by Joe DiBuduo and Kate Robinson:
 

Peter John Rizzo, a 1960 graduate of Yale University’s journalism program, inherits a floundering art magazine from his uncle, John Rizzo, with the provision that he must increase the circulation or forfeit all assets to creditors.

Peter Rizzo, Pete’s father, is a banker who scorns careers in the Arts and Humanities, and is jealous of his late brother’s influence upon his wife and son.

Classic Art Exposé’s devoted but unorthodox editorial assistant, Jason, and two university interns, sisters Shirley and Evie, help Pete start a monthly short story contest with artwork prompts, hoping to expand and save the business.

As the four friends publish the winning (and sometimes disturbing) stories over the following eighteen months, Pete battles his father’s attempts to ruin his business and his reputation, and in the process, discovers a sordid family secret. What else could possibly go astray?

CHAPTER 1

 

::~Acknowledgments~::

“Cheater” first appeared in Western Weird, Volume 4, Manifest West Series, (Western Press Books - Western State Colorado University, 2015).

“Night Café” won the quarterly New Short Fiction Award (Jerry Jazz Musician, 2012).

“Lost Memories” first appeared in The Memory Eater (CP Anthologies, 2012).


“A Twisted Garden” first appeared as The Yellow House” in Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy (May December Publications, 2011).

“The Snow Globe” first appeared in Best Served Cold: An Eye for An Eye (Runewright LLC, 2011).

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 Tootie-Do Press  publishes quirky
 speculative fiction with a romantic twist.
Miss Tootie, our editorial assistant, regrets that she is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time.  
For inquiries about author interviews, vendor book discounts, or autographed copies, please e-mail Tootie-Do Press.
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The Contest and Other Stories
 
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Cover by Clarissa Yeo / Yocla Designs

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Cover by Clarissa Yeo, Yocla Designs

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What happens when the world's first Cryonic Man finds he shares body and mind with "Blood Countess" Erzsébet Báthory?
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You heard nothing happened on December 21, 2012, right? Not exactly. Here’s where the cosmic shift began!

Prologue

 
 

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:: Tootie-Do Press, Redwood Highway 101 ::

 
Publishing a book is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea. Some bottles drown, some come safe to land, where the notes are read and then possibly cherished, or else misinterpreted, or else understood all too well by those who hate the message. You never know who your readers might be. 
 
 
 

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