Upcoming Releases and a Cover Reveal!

We’ve been busy here at Books & Boos Press, signing authors, organizing projects, laying out and editing manuscripts, and preparing for our upcoming releases.

First up: Three on a Match, our second installment in the Terror Project series, is in the final proofing stages. The book features three novellas: “Splendid Chyna” by Kristi Petersen Schoonover, “All’s Well That Ends” by g. Elmer Munson, and “Thicker Than Water” by Melissa Crandall. We know the collection is amazing, but don’t just take our word for it: Patrick Rea, the director of Nailbiter and Arbor Demon, proclaims, “Three on a Match is a frightening menagerie of horror that offers a shocking blend of well-crafted tales to keep you up at night. My imagination was fueled by this nail-biting collection!”

Ana Lucia Cortez has once again done a fantastic job on the cover, tying in elements from the first book in the series, Triplicity, while giving this collection an imagery all its own. We’re proud to reveal the cover to you now!

Opening for Submissions in June

Our dark humor anthology, tentatively titled A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories) will open for submissions from June 1–September 30. Award-winning author and editor Rob Smales is the editor on this anthology, and he wants your creepiest yet funniest stories. Think Jeff Strand or Neil Gaiman. Payment will be a flat fee of $50 per story. We’ll have more exciting announcements about this project soon, but for now, keep an eye on our submissions page!

Other News

Our imprint, Farmer’s Daughter Press, has just signed author Ken Keeney to pen a children’s Christmas picture book for release in 2018. It’s a sweet, rhyming tale of two siblings preparing for the holiday with their family. We’re also pleased to announce the cover and illustrations will be done by Ogmios, a talented artist whose previous designs can be seen in The Moon is Dead by Vlad V. and Lightning (an RPG by OTB Comics).

Finally, the third book in the Terror Project series is underway, with three more authors working on deliciously twisted tales for our final installment. We’ll keep you updated on this collection, slated for release in spring 2018!

Bram Stoker Award-nominated Author’s Novella to be Published in 2015


Books & Boos Press is pleased to announce that we will be publishing Where Spiders Fear to Spin, a novella by Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Peter N. Dudar, in 2015. As a bonus, Dudar’s short story “Peripheral Vision” will be included with the novella.

Where Spiders Fear to Spin is a dark tale of mother and daughter, caught up in a web of resentment over past wrongdoings that infects every aspect of their current lives. While these two women struggle to deal with the past and each other, a vengeful ghost comes back into their lives to set right what they cannot—and it’s not pretty. Where Spiders Fear to Spin promises to be a terrifying and compelling read.

Dudar is the author of numerous novels, novellas, and short stories, including A Requiem for Dead Flies (nominated for a Stoker in 2013), Dolly & Other Stories, and The Angel of Death. He also pens a film review column titled Me & Lil’ Stevie for cinemaknifefight.com. A resident of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Dudar is donating his proceeds for this book to the Lisbon Community School PTO.

Welcome to Books & Boos Press!

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.

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope to see you here again soon.