‘Tricks and Treats’ Available As An Audiobook

Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors is now available as an audiobook on Audible. This collection of is narrated by Mark Rossman.

You can play an audio sample here.

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.

Author Rob Smales Signing at Authors’ Night on March 31

Meet author Rob Smales on March 31 at Authors’ Night by the Sea event taking place at the Red Hook Brewery located in Portsmouth, NH. The event starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

Smales will be signing copies of Echoes of Darkness, Triplicity, and Insanity Tales II at the Books & Boos Press table.

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.

Help ‘Tricks and Treats’ in Current Poll

Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors is sitting at number 1 on the Preditors & Editors Poll at the moment. The poll ends at 7 a.m. on January 14. We would love your help in keeping it there. You can vote 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. 

Books & Boos Press Authors through 2016

Here are pictures of our authors at various events at bookstores and conventions during 2016.

Author Terry George at the Mohegan Sun Craft Fair.

Author Terry George at the Mohegan Sun Craft Fair.

Author Tony Tremblay at Queen City Kamikaze.

Author Tony Tremblay at Queen City Kamikaze.

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Authors Dan Foley, Melissa Crandall, John Valeri, Terry George, Stacey Longo, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover.

Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Smales at Northeast Comic Con.

Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Smales at Northeast Comic Con.

Authors John Valeri, Terry George, and Stacey Longo at the Hamden Holiday Craft Fair.

Authors John Valeri, Terry George, and Stacey Longo at the Hamden Holiday Craft Fair.

Author Rob Smales at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

Author Rob Smales at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

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Author Dan Foley at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

Authors Stacey Longo, John Valeri, and Melissa Crandall at the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

Authors Stacey Longo, John Valeri, and Melissa Crandall at the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

Author Rob Smales at the Night by the Sea event.

Author Rob Smales at the Night by the Sea event.

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Author Tony Tremblay at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

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Authors Dan Foley, John Valeri, G. Elmer Munson, and Stacey Longo at The Book Club in Broad Brook, CT.

Author Stacey Longo at the New Bedford Book Festival.

Author Stacey Longo at the New Bedford Book Festival.