Touching New Memoir, The Studio, Explore Love, Loss – and Redemption Through Art

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When life hands Walt Todd a series of unexpected tragedies, the man and his daughter find solace in each other, and unexpected healing in the pursuit of art.


Los Angeles, CA, US., June 11, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Through life’s tumultuous storms, Walter Todd’s studio is a beacon of light and hope. Father-daughter team Walter and Stacey Todd tell the story of lives touched by tragedy – and ultimately salvage through a love of art – in the artfully written memoir, The Studio. The newly released book is published by Outskirts Press.

When Walter Todd’s eye and heart are captured by two beautiful but damaged stained glass panels, he couldn't have dreamed of how they would impact the course of his life. The Studio is the story of Walt’s journey with the art of stained glass as he and his daughter enroll in a class with the idea of repairing the panels, but soon find themselves completely immersed in the craft.

But life has some unexpected surprises for Walt. The death of his loving mother is followed by the tragic death of Sandy, his beloved wife of 40 years, and shortly after, his brother. Leaving behind a lifetime of penny-pinching, Walt kicks embarks on a year-long adventure of travel and spending with his daughter, Stacey. Trips to Canada, Scotland, Ireland and the Caribbean culminate in a memorable Christmas in Hawaii.

The road ahead has another detour in store for Walt as Stacey’s unexpected illness causes him to pull up his roots in Washington and move to southern California to help her. Through it all, his love of art and the joy he finds in his studio help him keep his perspective and find inspiration and a reason to carry on during difficult times.

This candid, warm memoir will resonate with everyone who has experienced love and loss ... and everyone who has found their center in a creative pursuit.

The Studio is available online through Outskirts Press at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore. The book is sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the biography/autobiography, crafts/hobbies and glassware categories.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-2436-0                         Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white                     Retail: $14.95 

ISBN: 978-1-4787-2437-7                        Format: 5.5 x 8.5 casebound white glossy        Retail: $22.95 

eBook: $5.00 

Genre: Biography & Autobiography/Crafts & Hobbies/Glass & Glassware  

For more information about The Studio, visit the book page at the author’s webpage, www.OutskirtsPress.com/thestudio.

About the Author: Walter Todd was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has written many short stories, often including family history, ski trips, family cars, his love for dogs, and many other adventures. He moved from University Place in Washington State to Los Angeles, California, and enjoys reading, traveling, photography, creating stained glass art and writing. Stacey Todd is an actor, artist, photographer, dog lover and author. She is a graduate of Marymount College and Loyola Marymount University with majors in theater and philosophy. She currently lives in the Beverly Hills area of Southern California. For more information about Walter Todd and Stacey Todd, contact the authors at wftodd3542@gmail.com or stacey528@gmail.com.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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