After seven years as a humor columnist for the Block Island Times and ten years as a weekly humor blogger on staceylongo.com, Stacey Longo is finally offering past columns and blog posts in chapbook and e-book form. Each book in the series will take a lighthearted look at a specific topic. The first installment, Longo Looks at Dieting, is available now for preorder on Kindle (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KDZQKRM) for only $2.99. The print version will retail at $4.99. The paperback version of Dieting will be released in tandem with the second chapbook, Longo Looks at Christmas, on November 18.
“Over the years, I’ve had people ask if I was ever going to organize and publish some of my past columns. So I finally got off my tuckus and started doing it,” Longo says. Two more installments are scheduled for release in 2019.
Longo Looks at Dieting “won’t really tell you how to lose weight,” the author says. “Mostly it’ll assure you that you’re not the only one who can go through a colonoscopy prep and actually gain weight. I blame bad genes. Maybe you blame bad jeans. Both are perfectly acceptable excuses.”
Farmer’s Daughter Press, an imprint of Books & Boos Press, is excited to reveal the cover of our upcoming release, Megan and Riley Share the Joy of Christmas by Ken Keeney. The cover and illustrations were done by Ogmios (www.artbyogmios.com).
“I met with the author to talk about what he envisioned for this book. Ken was eager to convey the joy and fun of the holiday season,” said Stacey Harris, managing editor. “I knew immediately that Ogmios would be the perfect artist for the project. We were lucky to get him!”
Megan and Riley Share the Joy of Christmas will be released as a hardcover, paperback, and eBook on November 12. It will be available for preorder on November 5 on Amazon and anywhere books are sold. Click here to preorder.
Books & Boos Press is proud to announce we will be publishing award-winning author Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s short story collection, The Shadows Behind.
Schoonover is the author of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World (Admit One Literary Theme Park Press, 2010), a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; the novel Bad Apple (Vagabondage Press Books, 2012); and the Poe-esque novelette This Poisoned Ground. Her novella “Splendid Chyna” appears in Three on a Match; most recently, she curated the Ink Stains anthology Volume 7, published in January of 2018, focusing on the nature of decay. Schoonover is a prolific short story writer, a four-time winner of the Toasted Cheese Literary Journal’s Dead of Winter short story contest, and has been the recipient of Norman Mailer Writers Colony residencies three times, among other accolades.
“We’re excited to have signed Kristi Petersen Schoonover,” said managing editor Stacey Harris. “She’s a professional talent of the highest caliber, and the stories in this collection blew me away.”
The Shadows Behind is slated for release in April 2019.
This anthology includes the stories:
Vengeance is Mine by Brian Asman
A Trunk Story by John McIlveen
Norwegian Wood by Roy Bryan Bishop
Route by J.C. Raye
My Corner Office by Martin Zeigler
The Same Deal by Daniel Becker
The Three Little Piggs by David Price
Al’s All Nude Barbeque by Wayne Faust
My Dinner with Krampus by James FW Thompson
The Zombie in My Office by Jim Horlock
Nerds vs. Jocks vs. Cthulhu by Eric Cline
Case of the Killer Beard by A.P. Sessler
Contractual Obligations by Renee Miller
Clyde the Necrophile by Jeff Strand
The collection was edited by award-winning editor Rob Smales. You can purchase the paperback or Kindle version here.
It’s Monday afternoon. Just chiming in to let you know that the 25% off sale on the Echoes of Darkness paperback ($8.99) and the 50% off sale on the Kindle edition ($1.99) ends at midnight.
Get you physical and digital copies before this sale goes back into the vault as Disney use to say.
To celebrate the upcoming release of A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and other funny stories), edited by Rob Smales, we’re putting Echoes of Darkness—Smales’s short story collection—on sale now for a limited time! You can pick up the paperback for only $8.99 (that’s 25% off!), or pick up the Kindle version for only $1.99 (50% off)!
But hurry up and act now—these amazing prices will end on August 14.
Say . . . isn’t that the release date of A Sharp Stick in the Eye?
You can buy Echoes of Darkness here: https://tinyurl.com/smalessale
You can preorder A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and other funny stories) here: https://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Stick-Other-Funny-Stories/dp/0997932945
Link to video promoting sale: https://youtu.be/uXsw7aAtrG8
August is Peculiar Month!
Books & Boos Press is delighted to have partnered with Sci-Fi Saturday Night to create My Peculiar Family II: Celebrations.
When Chyna Dale discovers antique tintypes of family members she never knew existed, she becomes obsessed with uncovering their mysterious identities. Why hasn’t she heard of them before? What were they like? Most of all, what can this hidden bloodline tell her about herself and her past?
Plagued by questions, Chyna soon discovers that the deeper into her history she goes, the more peculiar her family becomes.
Fifteen established and emerging writers who have been featured on the hit show Sci-fi Saturday Night have been united to explore the strange family history of Chyna Dale in this thrilling new collection of short stories.
To learn more about this project and claim your free short story from this collection, please visit http://tinyurl.com/peculiar2.