This past October the authors in Tricks and Treats spent time in a number of different places promoting the book. The different places were Bank Square Books, The Book Club Bookstore & More, the Bentley Memorial Library and the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Authors Stacey Longo, Kristi Petersen Schnoover, and Melissa Crandall at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT.
Authors Dan Foley, John Valeri, G. Elmer Munson, and Stacey Longo with The Book Club owner Cynde Acanto standing behind the authors.
Author John Valeri reading from Tricks & Treats at Bank Square Books.
Authors Dan Foley, Melissa Crandall, John Valeri, Ryanne Strong a.k.a. Terry George, Stacey Longo, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover.
Authors John Valeri, Melissa Crandall, Ryanne Strong a.k.a. Terry George, and Stacey Longo at the Bentley Memorial Library in Bolton, CT.
Author G. Elmer Munson.
Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover.
Author Ryanne Strong a.k.a. Terry George.
Author Stacey Longo.
Authors Stacey Longo, John Valeri, and Melissa Crandall at The Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
On June 17, author Dan Foley appeared at the Book Club Bookstore and More in East Windsor to read and sign his new book, Abandoned.
Author Dan Foley.
On June 18 through 19, author Stacey Longo was signing her books at Northeast Comic Con at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA.
Author Stacey Longo.
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.
From left to right: authors Stacey Longo, Rob Smales, and Tony Tremblay.
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.
Author Rob Smales.
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Today, Books & Boos Press is proud to release Echoes of Darkness, a short story collection by Rob Smales.
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.
You can meet Smales at the Books & Boos Press table at Queen City Kamikaze on March 12 and at the Author’s Night by the Sea event on March 18.
Echoes of Darkness is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through book distributors Ingram and Baker & Taylor. Click here to purchase Echoes of Darkness.
By Jason Harris
On Thursday, Jan. 14, three authors came to Pandemonium Books & Games to read some of their tales from the collections Insanity Tales and Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear, published by Books & Boos Press.
Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Smales read from their stories in Insanity Tales II and Vlad V. read from his story in the first Insanity Tales.
From left to right: authors Rob Smales, Stacey Longo, and Vlad V.
If you haven’t been to Pandemonium, we would suggest making the trip to Cambridge, MA, so as to cross it off your bucket list. It’s a cool place with dragons on the walls and other steampunk-inspired items hanging from the ceilings and sitting on shelves throughout the store.
You can even find copies of Insanity Tales and Insanity Tales II gracing the shelves. If you live too far to make the trip to the bookstore, just click on the titles in the preceding sentence and it will take you to Amazon.
Pandemonium Books & Games is located at 4 Pleasant St. in Cambridge, MA.