Thursday, March 22, 2012

Author Rusty Blackwood Releases New Short Story Comedy, 'The Misadventures Of Derwood Tugbottom'

Canadian Author Rusty Blackwood has announced the release of her new short story comedy, 'The Misadventures Of Derwood Tugbottom'

Acclaimed Canadian author Rusty Blackwood, author of the 'Passion In Paris' series, has announced the release of her new short story comedy, 'The Misadventures Of Derwood Tugbottom'.

'The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom' is a short story comedy centering around newly retired government official, Derwood J. Tugbottom, an English bachelor who fancies the ladies, but never found one that could take his attention from his appointment until he travels to an active Canadian Retirement Centre. Throughout a series of misunderstandings, mostly brought on by himself, the over-bearing retiree finally retaliates, leaving the retirement centre reeling in his wake.

"I have great respect for the elderly as well the road of living they have paved," said Rusty. "They have experienced so much in life and I adore their sense of humour, which is why I decided to take the elusive character of Derwood Justice Tugbottom, which actually came from my brother's vivid imagination, and put him into a situation where his early retirement took him in a far different direction than he would have ever imaged possible, resulting in a scenario that he would have much rather avoided, yet through it all he never once thought the ending would turn out like it did."

"Laughter is the spice of life, it truly is," Ms. Blackwood continued, "for without it I feel life would be rather dull.. I've a ways to go as yet before my own retirement, but I hope when that time comes I will be fortunate to find a peaches and cream delight and not sour grapes, as did Derwood."

The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom is available at,, and coming soon to Rusty's website bookstore.

Rusty Blackwood has written an eclectic array of Contemporary and Traditional poetry, publishing her first collection in October of 2009 entitled, ‘Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought’. This was followed in April of 2010 by a collection of assorted short stories for children as well the young at heart entitled, ‘Young Minds’.

Her first venture into the competitive world of main-stream fiction was a long time in the making, but was finally realized in early October 2010 with the release of her debut romance novel, ‘Passion in Paris: Connections to the Past’, the first of two in the ongoing romance/drama. The second part, a romance novel entitled, ‘Passion in Paris: Directions of the Heart’ was released in May 2011 and will be followed by the intriguing drama, ‘Net of Lies’.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto area and can be reached using the information below. Ms. Blackwood’s titles are available at, Createspace and at her website. More information regarding her work is available at the site. Ms. Blackwood also holds a monthly drawing for copies of her works. A signup form is also available at her website.

Rusty Blackwood resides in St. Catharines, Ontario and is the author of a number of romance novels, poetry books and children's books.


Rusty Blackwood