Our authors will be reading and signing in multiple places during the month of October.Listen to and meet Dan Foley, Stacey Longo and John Valeri at the Mary Cheney Library on Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. for Indie Author Day. They will be discussing the writing process, getting published, and marketing one’s work. The library is located at 586 Main Street in Manchester, CT. Meet authors Longo and Rob Watts at Super Megafest in Marlborough, MA. on Oct. 21 and 22. They will also be hosting a panel, So You Want to be a Writer, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. Rob Smales will be joining them for the panel. Meet authors Foley, Smales and Tony Tremblay at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival at the Haverhill Public Library in Haverhill, MA. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special guests include authors Brian Keene, Mary Sangiovani, and Joe Hill. Meet Smales at Super Megafest on Sunday, Oct. 22. He will be talking about writing and other topics with Longo and Watts on the So You Want to be a Writer panel at 11 a.m.
This past Saturday, a book release party for Three on a Match was held.
Three on a Match is the second installment of the Terror Project, and features novellas from talented authors Melissa Crandall, g. Elmer Munson, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover.
The release party was put on by Schoonover, who did an awesome job from the food to the decorations. She even got a cake showcasing the book cover.
Crandall and Munson joined Schoonover for over four hours to celebrate the release of Three on a Match, the newest book from Books & Boos Press.
Three on a Match will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
The New England Author Expo takes place this Wednesday, July 26, at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. from 4 to 9 p.m.
Author Rob Smales will be signing copies of his book, Echoes of Darkness at the Books & Boos Press table. There will also be copies of Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear, which contains two of Smales’ stories.
There will also be books by some of our other authors at the table as well.
The yacht club is located at 161 Elliot Street in Danvers, MA.
This Friday at the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, an Authors’ Night by the Sea event takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This free event will allow the public to meet authors and publishers.
At the Books & Boos Press table, you will be able to meet author Rob Smales. We will have his book, Echoes of Darkness, available for purchase. We will also have Insanity Tales II, which is a collection containing two of his stories, and Triplicity, which contains one of his stories.
Other books such as Secret Things, Tricks and Treats, and Where Spiders Fear to Spin will be available.
Longo also spent time talking about writing and publishing at a YMCA day camp.
Retired nuclear engineer-turned-horror writer Dan Foley’s latest book, Abandoned, tells the tale of a Connecticut man with abandonment issues. “Foley uses horror and humor to tell this story of a disturbed serial killer,” said managing editor Stacey Harris, whose small publishing house, Books & Boos Press, released the novel on May 28. Set in the fictional town of Mettabasset, the Connecticut landscape serves as the backdrop for the novel.
Foley has lived in Manchester for over 30 years. The main character in Abandoned, James Sutton, “needed to be in a location where his job would take him to several states in a matter of hours,” Foley says. “The town of Mettabasset appears in many of my works … I’ve lived all over the country, and chose Connecticut as my home. My books always pay homage to Connecticut in one way or another.”
Abandoned is not for the squeamish. The main character is, at heart, a psychopath, on a mission to make sure nobody—and nothing—is ever abandoned again. He begins to amass a collection of items that James feels were neglected by people … all of which require formaldehyde to preserve.
Abandoned is available in trade paperback and ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and select retail outlets. Foley will be celebrating the book’s release with a launch party at The Book Club bookstore in Broad Brook, CT on Friday, June 17, from 5:00 –6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Books & Boos Press is proud to reveal the cover of Dan Foley’s new book, Abandoned, which will debut in June. The artist for this fabulous cover is Lynne Hansen, of Lynne Hansen Design.
Lynne Hansen has over twelve years of marketing and promotions experience, including graphic design, and she specializes in creating book covers that tell a story. She’s created covers for books by New York Times bestselling authors like Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, and Thomas E. Sniegoski, as well as other staples of the genre, including James A. Moore, Owl Goingback, John R. Little, Peter Atkins, and many more.
“Lynne’s experience, creativity, and delightful sense of humor made her the perfect artist to work on this cover,” said Managing Editor Stacey Harris. “She was my top choice for this project, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.”
You can find out more about Lynne’s work at www.LynneHansenDesign.com.
You can meet Foley on Saturday, April 30, at The Book Club, a bookstore in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor. He will be reading and signing copies of his current books. The bookstore is located at 100 Main Street.
Recently, we attended two events to promote our authors, their books, and the other books we have published.
Queen City Kamikaze in Manchester, New Hampshire, was the first event we attended. This convention is a one-day show that has been going on for the past four years. This year we were joined by our authors Stacey Longo and Rob Smales. We also invited friend and fellow author Tony Tremblay to sell his books at our tables.
This past Friday, we set-up our books at the Author by the Sea event organized by the New England Author Expo. This event was held at Elks Lodge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We were happy to have Smales at our table once again.
Click here to find out where we will be next.
Echoes of Darkness features thirteen tales that span Smales’s writing career thus far, including the first short story he ever sold for publication (“Playmate Wanted,” originally appearing in Dark Moon Digest #5 in 2011) as well as new pieces he wrote specifically for the collection.
Echoes of Darkness is already earning advance praise. “Rob Smales’s prose is seamless and effective, engaging the reader and enticing them in,” stated Bram Stoker Award nominee and author Hal Bodner.
Click here to check out the trailer for Echoes of Darkness.