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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kyle F. Anderson  

Pen Name: None


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Illinois Connection

Anderson is from Chicago. He attended Walter Payton College Prep School.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kyle F. Anderson is a story artist and illustrator with a great passion for animation, games, and comics. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Titles At Your Library

Toos Goes Uptown
ISBN: 1479120375

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

In Toos Goes Uptown, young readers get a realistic look at the beautiful city of Charlotte, North Carolina, through the eyes of a very curious cat. Toos is a male calico who lives with his human, John, in the southern city. Toos has quite the imagination and taste for adventure and exploration. Due to his luck, Toos has a knack for coming out of potentially dangerous situations unscathed. While his days usually consist of napping, eating, and playing with catnip, John leaves the door open as he gets the paper one day, leaving Toos the opportunity of a lifetime. The curious cat just cannot wait to explore Charlotte and all the other cats he keeps hearing about! With powerful illustrations by Chicago native Kyle F. Anderson, Toos Goes Uptown offers young readers as well as cat lovers a realistic portrayal of a curious cat in a big city. Unlike other cats in children’s books, Toos is not a cartoon who can communicate with his human owner or walk upright. Toos is just like your average household cat that sleeps a lot, purrs a lot, and has quite the attitude. The first in a series about Toos, Toos Goes Uptown was written by two current Charlotte residents, Karen L. Belciglio and Tracey Tolbert. From the Panthers football team to the LYNX light rail and CATS transportation system, Charlotte is a town populated by feline logos and mascots, and Tolbert and Belciglio decided that their beloved city needed its own cat-in-residence. Thus, the idea behind their series about Toos was born.

Toos and the Zombies
ISBN: 1494932784

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

Toos (rhymes with "moose") is a male, calico cat, which is very rare. So rare in fact, that he’s got a string of good luck as long as his furry tale. It helped him survive his tour of Charlotte, in "Toos Goes Uptown", and he’s going to need it in his new adventure to Chi-town. John and Kyle, Toos’s human family, are flying to Chicago to stop the spread of the shambling dead. You heard right—zombies are taking over Kyle’s hometown, and he’s not going to take it sitting down. Neither will Toos! John and Kyle lock Toos safely in his crate, so they can go fight, but Toos breaks out to help however he can. Little does he know: the slimy, stinky enemy is right outside his door! "Toos and the Zombies" is a visually stunning, fun filled, and action-packed tale of courage and mischief, in which Toos the cat takes a fright-seeing tour of the Windy City and finds out just how far he’ll go to protect his family. Will this feline’s good fortune help him save the day? Or has Toos’s luck finally run out?

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