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Welcome to our home page. Here you will find information on the history of the firm, a short biography of the principal author, a brief description of the narrative and literary works offered, and links to their location on the website.


HISTORY

Tres Angeli Publishing, LLC was born in 2006. Created to offer the works of the author Anthony "Tony Baggz" Baggadontz, the firm was initially known as Three Angels Publishing.  Over time, several unrelated firms appeared in the marketplace using the Three Angels name, just simply using the numeral 3, rather than the spelling for identification.  Deciding that confusion ensued and opposing those firms was not worth the effort, Three Angels Publishing became Tres Angeli Publishing, LLC; "tres Angeli," latin meaning "three angels."  

All the current offerings as of June of 2020 are written by award winning author Anthony "Tony Baggz" Baggadontz.  Tony Baggz is a pen name employed for the purpose of avoiding any repercussions from the issuance of his first work, A Bridge to Nowhere: Memories, Morals, and the Myth of the Promiscuous Man. Finding a number of the scenes and situations close to actual events of the author's past, and unwilling to encounter any unpleasantness due to that fact, the use of a pen name was employed.

AUTHOR'S BIOGRAPHY

Born in the post-WWII years in the United States "Tony" is a product of classical liberal arts education in a sectarian college.  Theology, philosophy, English, Theatre, creative writing, were formative in the author's education, and practical "hands-on" experience of many aspects of life in the Christian faith "complete" 'Tony's. resume'.  Years of involvement in educational, organizational, and charitable endeavors have afforded the author an extensive body of experience on which to draw in the composition of the characters and their interactions you will find in the offerings herein.


Tony's Town

Tony's Town is an episodic series of "slice of life' vignettes written initially in support of the first of the novels offered.  Over time it has grown to be a "stand-alone" feature.  While religious or spiritual in nature, the series is not denomination specific, and aims to examine situations and experiences common to all.  I would describe  Tony's Town as Mr.  Rogers Neighborhood  meets  Friends, with an ecumenical flavor.  Thirty-five episodes were initially produced, and as they were being written another book, Fire and Lace; Life’s Sacred Journey evolved as an outgrowth.  The two books and the episodes of Tony’s Town are now available.  Briefs of the two novels follow below. 

Tony's Town is free to all and can be found on the Catholic Stories page.


A brief synopsis of the two novels follows and a link to a sample reading is provided. 

A Bridge To Nowhere: Memories, Morals, Martinis and The Myth of The Promiscuous Man

Bridge to nowhere

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Sixteen

A BRIDGE TO NOWHERE takes the teaching of moral values out of the pulpit and, for an evening, puts it on a bar stool. It’s a sinner’s side of the story.

Years ago in one of America’s great cities, a bridge partially spanned the river flowing through downtown. It went three-quarters of the way across the water and then just stopped. Unfinished, it hung there for years.

 The locals called it “The bridge to nowhere.” And at the same time that bridge stood frozen in its arrested journey, life for Joey was a continuous trek across his own bridge to nowhere. What else would you call twenty-five years squandered on the pleasures of a callow youth? The pleasures that are wine, women, and song…or in today’s parlance, sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. And today…well, when it comes to unfinished bridges, the city has finally finished theirs, and Joey has finally stopped trying to cross his.

A BRIDGE TO NOWHERE is Joey’s story. A lifelong bachelor, it’s a journey through his life, a tale he tells his twin nephews in his favorite nightclub high above the city… a virtual second home, complete with a marvelous view, a great band, a fabulous dance floor, and killer carrot cake. It’s a story that ricochets from the sober observations of the present to the sometimes zany, sometimes sad adventures of Joey’s past. In sharing his story, he hopes that his experience, and his regrets, might help keep his two favorite nephews off the on-ramp to their own bridge to nowhere.

Written in a "stream of consciousness" style, its theme is character formation, and its focus is on how and why wise choices are critical to forming strong, healthy relationships with women. However, its content and style are also written for parents, particularly moms, and, especially, single moms. Simply put, it is a collection of the talks about life and love that dad should have with his son as the boy grows to manhood. Talks mom may need to have with junior … if dad is absent. Written from a Judeo-Christian perspective, it is simple, real, and has the grace to leave the judgmental attitude and the oppressive harangue in the parking lot for the evening.

So, come on in for a few hours. There’s no cover charge, the dress code is relaxed, the food’s great, the music terrific, and the company … outstanding. Who knows, you might even recognize a person or two, yourself …

A Bridge to Nowhere, Memories, Morals, Martinis, and the Myth of the Promiscuous Man was awarded a Bronze Metal in 2007 by Independent Publisher Magazine. 

NOTE: A Bridge to Nowhere is currently out of print, though a limited number of copies are still available.  If interest warrants, ABTN will be reissued when the current inventory is exhausted, with minor additions in content and more consistent with the dialogue style of Fire and Lace. 

Fire and Lace: Life's Sacred Journey

Fire & ice 

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Foreword and Chapter One

Chapter Five: Mirage

 Fire and Lace is the story of a journey; the journey of two young people into the heart and soul of the other. Told against the backdrop of a neighborhood on the Southside of a great American city; it unfolds in the taverns and restaurants, on the ball fields and city parks, in the firehouse and the churches and synagogues … a neighborhood, maybe, much like yours. A tale told to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and cinnamon rolls, and the sounds of a “hoodlum singer” the all-time favorite of a tavern owner named “Baldy.”

Along the way, you’ll meet:

Tommy – a firefighter and a skilled EMT, a future top-notch surgeon, and soft-touch for any seven-year-old having trouble hitting a curveball. 

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Aliana – by day, dean of the third grade at Southside elementary; by night, master of the “hot corner” wielding a gold glove and a mean bat.     

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the inhabitants of the neighborhood, the locals.  We just call them collectively, "the neighborhood gang." Clergymen with nicknames like “Riff,” “Shuckles,” “Rail Bird,” and “Walk Off.” And ordinary guys with names like “Crazy Pat,” “Ace,” Bobby “Pretzels,” Vinnie “Bullets,” “Uncle Joey,” “Mike the Russian,” Nick “the human tarantula,” "Ranger"– a Dalmatian you’d swear is human - and Andy, a young man who talks to God … and gets answers.

Along the way you’ll learn:

• Why being turned down for a date may open the door to winning a heart

• The world’s most broken law

• The missing word in today’s wedding vows

• How a monkey can ruin a promising romance

• Who entered a haunted house and left with a job application

• Why Jesus Christ was not a nice guy – and why Christian men shouldn’t be either

• Where and when scantily clad single Catholic women wash and wax their expensive foreign sports cars

And much more …

So, I invite you to pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee, put a couple a cinnamon rolls or bagels on the coffee table to savor, curl up in your favorite chair and join Tommy and Aliana on their journey.  And if you like, put some “Old Blue  Eyes” on in the background ...  just to set the mood.

I promise you an interesting trip.

NOTE TO TEACHERS: Fire and Lace has been acknowledged by both college professors and secondary school educators as a valuable classroom text. And, those mentoring couples preparing for marriage may also find value in its story.  For this purpose, a teacher's/mentor's study guide is offered for your use along with the text.  To learn more, please contact us.

ADDITIONAL NOTE 

Several people involved in the world of theater have observed that numerous episodes of Tony's Town would make excellent one-act plays.  As our way of saying thanks to those secondary schools that employ Fire and Lace in the classroom, we offer several episodes of Tony's Town as a stage play  on a "royalty free" basis. Contact us for further information. 

The jacket price of A Bridge to Nowhere is $23.95. Your price on this site is $16.95

The jacket price of Fire and Lace is $26.95.  Your price on this site is $18.95

Pennsylvania residents please add appropriate sales tax

There is a special price if both books are ordered at the same time.  See the Shop Now page for details. 

Prices for Canadian and International purchases are slightly higher.  Please inquire.


ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

In addition to the two novels and the Tony's Town series, Tres Angeli offers two additional literary/narrative works.  One is called Four People - Four Stories, and the second is entitled RCIA- Ben and Joey's Way. And, a section called Tony's Take has been added as a means of our answering comments and observations from readers, or to simply allow us to address anything that may cause confusion on the site. Learn more by clicking on the Additional Offerings tab.