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
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
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?
“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).
Tootie-Do Press publishes quirky
speculative fiction with a romantic
Miss Tootie, our editorial
assistant, regrets that she is not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time.
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