‘The Shadows Behind’ Cover Reveal

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.

Cover Revealed for ‘Where Spiders Fear to Spin’


Books & Boos Press is excited to announce that Maine artist Morbideus Wolfgang Goodell has completed the initial design for the cover of Where Spiders Fear to Spin. The cover incorporates several facets of Peter N. Dudar’s novella, including the ghost story element, the overall tone of the piece, and, of course, a spider web.

“Morbideus’s design exceeded all of our hopes and expectations for the cover,” said Stacey Harris, managing editor. “He really knocked this one out of the park!”

Where Spiders Fear to Spin will debut at Anthocon in Portsmouth, NH (June 5–7, 2015). Dudar is a past Bram Stoker nominee (for A Requiem for Dead Flies), and Where Spiders Fear to Spin is his third novella. One of the characters, Abby Cunningham, is based on a real girl of the same name, who won the chance to be in Dudar’s book at a Lisbon Community School P.T.O. fundraiser. In addition, Dudar is generously donating all of his royalties to the Lisbon Community School P.T.O.

Maine Artist Signed to Create Art for Stoker-Nominated Author’s New Book


Maine artist Morbideus Wolfgang Goodell has been signed to create the cover art and interior illustrations for Where Spiders Fear to Spin, the upcoming novella by Peter N. Dudar, a Bram Stoker-nominated author, due out from Books & Boos Press early this summer.

A past illustration created by Morbideus Wolfgang Goodell.

A past illustration created by Morbideus Wolfgang Goodell.

Goodell describes his style of art as “visual requiem.” His designs are well known throughout the horror community. His most recent works include the cover illustration and design for Dark Art by Tim Waggoner (2014) and contributing to the interior art for Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (2013).

“Morbideus Goodell’s art is haunting and evocative. He was our top choice to illustrate this book,” says Stacey Harris, managing editor for Books & Boos Press. “We’re so happy to have him on board for this project, and excited to be able to work with him.”

Goodell previously illustrated the cover of another Dudar novella, The Angel of Death (2013). His art is on display at http://www.facebook.com/morbideuswgoodell.

Where Spiders Fear to Spin will debut at Anthocon in Portsmouth, NH on June 5.

Cover Revealed for ‘Secret Things’

Books & Boos Press is pleased to announce the cover artwork for Secret Things, a collection of scary tales by Stacey Longo. The cover was created by artist Stephanie Johnson, the cover is reminiscent of Saul Bass’s work, but with a style and flair all its own.SecretThings

“I’d seen some of the covers Stephanie did for Kate Laity—most notably Noir Carnival and Weird Noir—and knew she’d be the perfect choice to design the cover for this collection,” Books & Boos Press co-owner Jason Harris said. “She was wonderful to work with, and we’re so happy with the result!”

The short story collection will be released in October 2013 as both a paperback and e-book.