Coming November 2018

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.”

‘The Joy of Christmas’ Arriving in November

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.

Award-winning Author’s New Book Arrives Next Year

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.

The horrific humor anthology, ‘A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories)’ is now available

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.

The ‘Echoes of Darkness’ Sale Ends Tonight

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.

Your ‘Three A.M. Wake-Up Call’ is Available

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.

Terror Starts at ‘Three A.M.’ in June

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.