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.
Books & Boos Press is pleased to announce the cover artwork for Secret Things, a collection of scary tales by Stacey Longo. The cover was created by artist Stephanie Johnson, the cover is reminiscent of Saul Bass’s work, but with a style and flair all its own.
“I’d seen some of the covers Stephanie did for Kate Laity—most notably Noir Carnival and Weird Noir—and knew she’d be the perfect choice to design the cover for this collection,” Books & Boos Press co-owner Jason Harris said. “She was wonderful to work with, and we’re so happy with the result!”
The short story collection will be released in October 2013 as both a paperback and e-book.
Books & Boos Press is a small publishing press based in Connecticut. We specialize in well-written books by lesser-known authors. Currently, we are accepting submissions by invitation only, but check back often—we expect to open up our submissions to everyone at some point in 2014!
Headed by journalist and publicist Jason Harris and writer and editor Stacey Harris, Books & Boos Press is well aware of the challenges that face the writing and publishing industry today. We work hard to promote our authors and books, and offer strategies and advice to our writers on how they can promote themselves.
Our first project is due out in October 2013. Secret Things is a collection of creepy tales by author Stacey Longo, and is a compilation of twelve tales highlighting the darker side of human nature. Longo is a former humor columnist for the Block Island Times, and turned her pen to horror in 2010. She’s been published in over a dozen anthologies and magazines, and maintains a weekly humor blog at http://www.staceylongo.com. We’re excited to debut our press with her collection! Currently, artist Stephanie Johnson (http://sljohnsonimages.com) is working on the cover, and we’ll post that here as soon as it’s finished.
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