Studio Z-7 Publishing

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Studio Z-7 Publishing was founded in 1997 by Jeff R. Lonto. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Studio Z-7 Publishing has published five soft cover print books on a variety of topics.

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"A Trip at Granny's"--a short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by Studio Z-7 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The recollections of a young boy in the late 1960s of his hip grandma who liked to throw parties in her big old house in an urban residential neighborhood. When she hosts his uncle’s college graduation party, the boy inadvertently finds out the fruit punch is spiked. Then the adventure really begins. Going to Grandma’s house was never quite like this.
"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" -- a short story
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017 by Studio Z-7 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
At the Delaney family get together in the summer of 1973, teenage cousins Tom and Terry hang out up in the attic, talk about girls and stuff while listening to a David Bowie album and sniffing model airplane glue. Their younger cousin Diane finds them, and really blows their minds.
Going New Wave -- a short story
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by Studio Z-7 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
It’s the early 1980s. A small-time rock band plays the dive bars and dreams of bigger and better things. A young dude who writes lyrics, posts flyers and sends out publicity packets for the band gives his perspective from behind the scenes as the group deals with drunken audiences, records an album, changes musical format to new wave, and brings in an ambitious female singer.
Terror Alert: 1970--The Strange Summer of Bomb Threats in Minnesota
Price: Free! Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016 by Studio Z-7 Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In the summer of 1970 there was a slew of bomb scares in Minnesota, including one that forced the evacuation of a Twins baseball game. Historian Jeff R. Lonto recounts that turbulent summer at the height of the Vietnam War, and shows what a completely different world it was 31 years before the 9/11 terror attacks.
Twin Cities Broadcasting in the Analog Age--A Presentation for the St. Paul Radio Club Annual Banquet
Price: Free! Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 by Studio Z-7 Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Author-historian Jeff R. Lonto's presentation on the history of radio and television in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that he gave for the St. Paul Radio Club's annual banquet at the University of St. Thomas in 2014.
Old Snapshots Volume 1--Quirky Short Stories from Out of the Past
Price: Free! Words: 21,870. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015 by Studio Z-7 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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They say every picture tells a story. Well these thirteen stories develop pictures. Old snapshots from a time that really isn't all that long ago, but now seems far, far away. Faded photographs from yesteryear come to life in the articulate writing style of author Jeff R. Lonto.


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