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.
We have released the final installment of the Terror Project series, THREE A.M. WAKE-UP CALL, this past Tuesday (June 5).
In coordination with our new release, we’re putting the first two books in the Terror Project on sale:
TRIPLICITY and THREE ON A MATCH will be $9.99 (30% off) for the paperback and $1.99 for the e-book (50% off) from June 4–10.
TRIPLICITY will also be coming out on audiobook any day now (I received an email from ACX on Wednesday saying it was “heading to retail,” but no indication of when it will be available). Tony and Rob, I’ll update you when it’s available.
THREE ON A MATCH is heading into audio production now, with an anticipated October release date for the audiobook. Then our narrator will move on to the final book.
Books & Boos Press is pleased to reveal the cover for our upcoming release, Three A.M. Wake-Up Call. The third and final installment in the Terror Project series, the collection features three novellas: “Chew Toys” by Nick Cato, “Clinton Road” by Rob Watts, and “Roons” by David Daniel.
The cover was created by artist A.L. Cortez, who designed the covers for Triplicity and Three on a Match, the other two books in the series. “I wanted each book to share elements that tied them together—the recurring central figure, whom I’ve come to think of as a ‘terror muse’—and repeating illustrations forming a pattern in the background. But I also strived to make each cover uniquely its own.”
The stories in Three A.M. Wake-Up Call bring the series to an end by returning to more traditional, haunting horror. Cato’s “Chew Toys” answers the question, What if Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz wasn’t lying about his neighbor’s dog ordering him to kill? with entertainingly gruesome glee. Watts’s “Clinton Road” follows the path of a woman struggling with the disintegration of her marriage who takes up residence on a road steeped in urban legend and rumored paranormal activity. The collection ends with Daniel’s “Roons,” in which a man in his middle years returns home to find a haunting mystery that has waited decades to be unearthed.
Three A.M. Wake-Up Call is scheduled for release the first week of June.
Author Stacey Longo will be participating in a local author fair in Glastonbury, Connecticut, this coming Saturday (March 24).
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library’s Local Author Fair will be taking place in the Community Center’s Community Room from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Her newest title, My Sister the Zombie, which was published by Storyside Press and takes place in Glastonbury, will be available for sale.
The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street in Glastonbury. The RCC has plenty of off-street parking with spaces on either side of the building.
Books & Boos Press has placed many of its Kindle titles on sale until Dec. 31. Many different titles are now only .99 cents on Amazon.
Abandoned by Dan Foley
My Mom, MS, and a Sixth Grade Mess by Stacey Longo
Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales
Secret Things by Stacey Longo
Triplicity by Tony Tremblay, Rob Smales, and Stacey Longo
My Mom Has MS by Stacey Longo
Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter N. Dudar
Sasha & Jake by Terry George