Books & Boos Press Accepts ‘Abandoned’ by Author Dan Foley

Books & Boos Press is pleased to announce that we will be publishing Abandoned by author Dan Foley. This novel tells the tale of a disturbed serial killer with abandonment issues, using horror and humor effectively throughout.

Author Dan Foley.

Author Dan Foley.

Foley is the author of Intruder and The Whispers of Crows, among other works. Since retiring as a nuclear engineer, he has been writing full time, and his short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies over the years. His short story “Roses for My Lady” won the Killer Kritique contest in Wicked Karnival, Issue 3, and his entry “The Merchant, the Witch, and the Christmas Tree” received an Honorable Mention in Wicked Karnival, Issue 5’s Twisted Fairy Tales contest.

“Dan has a very dark sense of humor, and it really comes through in Abandoned,” says Stacey Harris, the managing editor for Books & Boos Press. “He does a great job of making a seriously disturbed serial killer an almost sympathetic character.”

Abandoned is currently scheduled for release in June 2016.

Books & Boos Press is Proud to Announce the Acceptance of ‘Echoes of Darkness’

Books & Boos Press is excited to announce that we will be publishing Echoes of Darkness, a short story collection by award-winning author Rob Smales.unnamed (1)

Smales is the author of Dead of Winter, which won the Superior Achievement in Dark Fiction Award from Firbolg Publishing’s Gothic Library in 2014. His short stories have been published in two dozen anthologies and magazines. His story “Photo Finish” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Preditors & Editors “Readers Choice Award for Best Horror Short Story of 2012.” Most recently, his story “A Night at the Show” received an honorable mention on Ellen Datlow’s list of the Best Horror of 2014, and was also nominated as best short story by the eLiterary Festival of Words.

Echoes of Darkness is a compilation of both previously published stories and new works by Smales. “Rob brings a unique voice and chilling tone to everything he writes,” says Stacey Harris, managing editor for Books & Boos Press. “We’re proud to be able to publish his first short story collection to showcase his dynamic talents.”

Echoes of Darkness is scheduled for release in 2016.