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Mark Todd

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Todd is a novelist and poet who's read and performed his work across ihe West, on the East Coast, and in Berlin, Germany.

Author of two books of poetry, Wire Song, Conundrum Press, 2001, and Tamped, But Loose Enough to Breathe, Ghost Road Press, 2008.

Co-author (with wife, Kym O'Connell-Todd) of The Silverville Saga Series, including Little Greed Men, All Plucked Up, and The Magicke Outhouse, all from Raspberry Creek Books.

His science fiction novel, Strange Attractors, was released in October, 2012.

His latest work, also co-authored with Kym, is Wild West Ghosts, a nonfiction book on haunted hotels in Colorado.

He and Kym live near Gunnison, Colorado, with four indoor cats, three sometimes indoor dogs, and six horses who definitely have to l

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Josiah Todd (1778-1853) and his elusive ancestors

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One of the more perplexing brickwalls I've encountered in my genealogical researches into my paternal ancestors has centered on the great-grandparents of Josiah Todd.

Josiah was born on 17 Dec 1778 in Bertie County, North Carolina, during the War of Independence. He moved to Edgefield County, South Carolina, in 1805, where he raised family with h Read more of this blog post »
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Description: From my new collection of poetry, <i>Tamped, But Loose Enough to Breathe</i>, published by <a href="http://www.ghostroadpress.com">Ghost Road Press</a>, Fall, 2008. Now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.
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