Connecticut Author Continues Support for National Multiple Sclerosis Society with New Book: Available Now

Farmer’s Daughter Press, an imprint of Books & Boos Press, is proud to announce the release of My Mom, MS, and a Sixth-Grade Mess by Stacey Longo.

You can find the book at Amazon here.

The book tells the tale of Patrick Holder, who first appeared in the children’s book My Mom Has MS (2015, Farmer’s Daughter Press), now in middle school. Patrick has problems: he has an English project due and he hasn’t read the book yet; he and his best friend like the same girl; he suspects he might have a unibrow. Oh yeah—and his mom has multiple sclerosis.

Longo wrote the book to help kids deal with their parent’s MS diagnosis, and a portion of every sale of this book is donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She also raises money for National Multiple Sclerosis Society and walks in a yearly MS Walk.

The book’s cover art and interior images were also illustrated by Longo, and the subject matter is personal. “My friend Renee was diagnosed with MS in 2008, and the way she and her family rallied to make the best of her situation was amazing.” The protagonist of the books—Patrick Holder—is based on Renee’s youngest son, and many members of her family make appearances in the latest book.

A trailer for the book can be viewed on YouTube here.

Longo, who resides in Connecticut, is the author of Ordinary Boy and the short story collection Secret Things. For more information about her and her books, check out her website, http://www.staceylongo.com.

‘Tricks and Treats’ Earns Best Anthology Award

Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors has won the Preditors & Editors Poll for Anthologies. We want to thank all the authors in the anthology: Melissa Crandall, Dan Foley, Stacey Longo, G. Elmer Munson, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Ryanne Strong, and John Valeri for helping to promote this great Connecticut collection.

Thank you to all the fans of the authors and of Tricks and Treats for voting. Without you, we never would have received this honor for Tricks and Treats. Thank you again.

You can see all the books that were in the poll here.

‘My Mom, MS, and a Sixth-Grade Mess’ Debuts this January

IMG_0083.JPGFarmer’s Daughter Press is proud to announce they’ll be releasing My Mom, MS, and a Sixth-Grade Mess by Stacey Longo in mid-January. The book tells the tale of Patrick Holder, who first appeared in the children’s book My Mom Has MS (2015, Farmer’s Daughter Press), now in middle school. Patrick has problems: he has an English project due and he hasn’t read the book yet; he and his best friend like the same girl; he suspects he might have a unibrow. Oh yeah—and his mom has multiple sclerosis.

The book’s cover art and interior images were also illustrated by Longo, and the subject matter is personal. “My friend Renee was diagnosed with MS in 2008, and the way she and her family rallied to make the best of her situation was amazing.” The protagonist of the books—Patrick Holder—is based on Renee’s youngest son, and many members of her family make appearances in the latest book.

Written to help kids deal with their parent’s MS diagnosis, a portion of every sale of this book is donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Holiday Sale from Books & Boos Press

To celebrate the holidays and the release of Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1, Books & Boos Press is having a holiday sale!Select titles are on sale now through December 2. Check off everyone on your shopping list with 20% off print titles, and e-books at only 99 cents.

Holiday Sale video from Books & Boos Press
Abandoned by Dan Foley

Every time James Sutton gets close to someone, they abandon him. James has had enough: he’s about to get his revenge, one body part at a time. “Deliciously demented.” ~ Mary Anne Simmons, Amazon review. Available HERE.

 

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Secret Things: Twelve Tales to Terrify by Stacey Longo

A collection of spooky stories full of twists and turns from Hiram award winner Stacey Longo. From a man who seems to know the impossible to a woman who uses her friend’s “black widow” status to her advantage, these stories have something for everyone. Available HERE.

 

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Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter Dudar

What if the person you wronged in life was waiting on the other side, just beyond the cobwebbed veil of death, to drag you to hell? From Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Peter Dudar comes this novella of relationships, revenge, and terror. Available HERE.

Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales

From the dark corners of award-winning horror writer Rob Smales’s twisted mind come thirteen tales of murder, terror, ghosts, and ghouls. Includes the Pushcart Prize-nominated stories “Death of the Boy,” “Photo Finish,” and “In Full Measure.” Available HERE.

Pookie and the Lost & Found Friend by Stacey Longo

Pookie the cat and her friend Jack want to go trick-or-treating. But first they have to cross through a cemetery filled with skeletons, witches, and other Halloween creatures. A fun children’s tale celebrating friendship and holiday festivity. Available HERE.

We’ve got something for everyone this holiday season, but don’t hesitate: these great deals won’t last long!

Coming just in time for the holidays!

Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1, will be released on Black Friday, just in time for your holiday shopping! To whet your appetite, here’s the debut of the book trailer. Click here to view the book trailer for Triplicity.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1 by Stacey Longo, Rob Smales, and Tony Tremblay on Black Friday (Nov. 25), and check out the Books & Boos Press Holiday Sale that week, too!

Norwich Author’s First Children’s Book Focuses on Friendship and Not Judging Others

Norwich resident Terry George will make her debut as a children’s book author with Sasha & Jake, released October 4 from Farmer’s Daughter Press.

George, a former resident of Willimantic, wrote and illustrated the book. Her artwork and writing has been included in the Ledyard, Connecticut Bill Library’s Exquisite Project as well as in themed art shows at the Gallery at the Wauregan in Norwich. Two of her short stories, written under the pen name Ryanne Strong, have been published in the anthology Tricks and Treats: a Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors. When she’s not writing, Terry sculpts home décor and jewelry from polymer clay for her company, Cinnamon Bunny.

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Sasha & Jake is the tale of Sasha, an Arctic fox befriended by a polar bear named Jake. The other animals of the tundra are afraid of Jake, simply because he has sharp claws and big teeth. Sasha must decide for herself if Jake’s appearance as a scary bear or his kindness and generosity are what’s most important. “We jumped at the chance to publish this book,” said Farmer’s Daughter Press editor Stacey Harris. “The story is charming, the illustrations are adorable, and in the end, it sends a positive message to kids to not judge others by their appearance.”

Sasha & Jake is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and select retail outlets. You can purchase the paperback here and the e-book here.

Reviewers may receive a copy by contacting Harris at sandlediting@gmail.com.

Halloween Anthology Now Available

img_4646Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors contains stories by some of Connecticut’s most talented literary minds.

The anthology showcases scary stories from famous past Nutmeggers Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John G. C. Brainard. Contemporary Connecticut authors include Stacey Longo, Melissa Crandall, G. Elmer Munson, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Dan Foley, John Valeri, and Ryanne Strong.

The collection was edited by Longo, who pursued the project “to celebrate our state’s rich literary heritage, and to pay homage to New England’s ghostly history.” Each story comfortably fits in the genre of dark fiction. “Readers may be surprised to find that Twain, Stowe, and Perkins, for example, had ghost stories among their past published tales,” said Longo. The collection will be released on September 1 “just in time for the change in season.”

A trailer for the book can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/GkaGyqts8oE.

The paperback edition of Tricks and Treats can be obtained here. The e-book can be purchased here.