Books & Boos Press is sad to announce that we are closing our doors. While we hate to disappoint our authors and readers, the co-owners are in the process of divorcing, and all mutual assets are being liquidated, so to speak. Please understand also that we’re still on good terms and are divorcing amicably, and are still friends.
You can still follow BB’s adventure on our Instagram account here.
Our website will remain, but certain pages like “Our Titles” will disappear on Jan. 1, 2020.
It’s that time of year where flowers are starting to bloom and people are starting their gardens. And in the spirit of Spring, author Stacey Longo has released her newest chapbook, Longo Looks at . . . Gardening. You can purchase it here.
She has a written about her newest chapbook in her weekly blog on her website here.
The Shadows Behind by Kristi Petersen Schoonover is now available to purchase. You can pick up a copy at Amazon here or Barnes & Noble here.
In this disturbing new collection from award-winning short story author Schoonover, a hungry volcano demands more and a talking piranha predicts the future. A plastic Easter bunny taunts a struggling husband, ancient Egyptian jars tempt a former convict, and a man-eating tree mocks a bereft mother. Kudzu devours a sleeping town, and seagull bones whisper long-buried secrets.
These monsters are simply stand-ins for those we face every day: shape-shifting grief and overwhelming terror; soul-consuming love and all-possessing fear. We can rail against them or embrace them, but they are always there.
Waiting, and unconquerable.
Advance Praise for The Shadows Behind
Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s upcoming collection, The Shadows Behind, is already garnering early praise from notable authors.
John Palisano, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Ghost Heart and vice president of the Horror Writers Association, writes, “Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s The Shadows Behind explores the uncanny, strange, and underlying darkness behind white picket fences. The stories that make up The Shadows Behind are curated as perfectly as a rose garden, only one will need to watch out for the thorns . . . and the bodies buried below, nourishing their roots.”
Palisano is not the only award-winning author talking about The Shadows Behind. Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Zombie Abbey, recently wrote: “Kristi Petersen Schoonover does it again with this original collection of observant and haunting stories that will leave readers turning pages long into the night as they tell themselves: Just one more story . . . just one more . . .”
The collection, which features an introduction by Stacy Horn (Damnation Island, Perfect Harmony), will be released April 30 from Books & Boos Press.
Books & Boos Press is excited to release the cover art for The Shadows Behind, the new short story collection by Kristi Petersen Schoonover slated for release next month. The artist is A.L. Cortez.
“This was a fun cover to work on, because all of Schoonover’s stories ultimately deal with the things we hide. I knew I wanted to incorporate a woman’s figure, yet somehow keep her hidden so as not to reveal all her secrets. That shadows is in the title of the book was serendipity,” Cortez said.
The Shadows Behind will be released April 30. Preorders will be available in April.
Books & Boos Press is having an e-book sale starting on Christmas Day and running through the end of 2018. Each of the below five titles is .99 cents until Dec. 31.
Abandoned by Dan Foley
Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales
My Mom, MS, & the Sixth Grade Mess by Stacey Longo
Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter N. Dudar
Secret Things by Stacey Longo
Author Ken Keeney will be at three different bookstores this weekend reading and signing his newly released children’s book, Megan and Riley Share the Joy of Christmas.
He visits the River Bend Bookshop in Glastonbury, CT. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The River Bend Bookshop is located at 2217 Main Street in Glastonbury.
On Saturday, he also visits the Bookclub bookstore in South Windsor, CT. from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Bookclub is located at 869 Sullivan Ave. in South Windsor.
On Sunday, he will be at the Glastonbury Barnes and Noble located at 175 Glastonbury Blvd., in Glastonbury, CT. from 12 to 2 p.m.
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.