Nonfiction and Poetry Writers Talk Podcast

Ordinary Magic

On August 25, 2018, Todd returned to Writers Talk to talk about his latest publishing ventures. An engaging, lighthearted but deep-thinking storyteller, Todd captivates his audiences , young and old alike, transporting them to other worlds.

About Todd: Todd was born in Culver City, California, the middle child of a sign painter and a New Age mom. His father has a Herculean work ethic, and his mother is magic. She taught him that perspective changes your world, which is why he writes stories about heroes and hope.

A true Gen Xer, Todd navigated his parents’ divorce and subsequent poverty when he was fourteen, leaping into a series of (mis) adventures. Jumping from job to job, he hitchhiked across the country. He has been a Price Club cashier in Long Beach, a video arcade attendant in Durango, and an investment banking Powerpoint operator in New York City. He has waited tables in Colorado Springs, hung safety cables for crack-inspection teams inside oil tankers in Portland, and helped raise millions of dollars for diabetes nonprofits in Denver. While attending The Colorado College in 1993, Todd published his first two short stories in TSR’s Dragonlance anthologies. In 1997, he began writing with Giles Carwyn, published another couple of short stories and won the New York Books for the Teen Age award for True Love (Or the Many Brides of Prince Charming).

Todd has become an award-winning author of YA epic fantasy including Threads of Amarion, the third in the Threadweavers series. Todd has also recently released Charlie Fiction, his venture into adult-level urban fantasy noir. Read more about Todd.

About Ordinary Magic: On July 13, 2020, in the year of COVID-19, Todd and his son embark on an unforgettable trek through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. They encounter breathtaking vistas, new friends, hardships, hunger, wild animals, and a death-defying flight from lightning. Hearts open and minds change, and their 450-mile journey becomes more than either of them could ever have imagined.

Listen to the Podcast here.

Listen to Todd’s interview with Paul Lane of KUHS

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