After seven years as a humor columnist for the Block Island Times and ten years as a weekly humor blogger on staceylongo.com, Stacey Longo is finally offering past columns and blog posts in chapbook and e-book form. Each book in the series will take a lighthearted look at a specific topic. The first installment, Longo Looks at Dieting, is available now for preorder on Kindle (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KDZQKRM) for only $2.99. The print version will retail at $4.99. The paperback version of Dieting will be released in tandem with the second chapbook, Longo Looks at Christmas, on November 18.
“Over the years, I’ve had people ask if I was ever going to organize and publish some of my past columns. So I finally got off my tuckus and started doing it,” Longo says. Two more installments are scheduled for release in 2019.
Longo Looks at Dieting “won’t really tell you how to lose weight,” the author says. “Mostly it’ll assure you that you’re not the only one who can go through a colonoscopy prep and actually gain weight. I blame bad genes. Maybe you blame bad jeans. Both are perfectly acceptable excuses.”
It’s Monday afternoon. Just chiming in to let you know that the 25% off sale on the Echoes of Darkness paperback ($8.99) and the 50% off sale on the Kindle edition ($1.99) ends at midnight.
Get you physical and digital copies before this sale goes back into the vault as Disney use to say.
To celebrate the upcoming release of A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and other funny stories), edited by Rob Smales, we’re putting Echoes of Darkness—Smales’s short story collection—on sale now for a limited time! You can pick up the paperback for only $8.99 (that’s 25% off!), or pick up the Kindle version for only $1.99 (50% off)!
But hurry up and act now—these amazing prices will end on August 14.
Say . . . isn’t that the release date of A Sharp Stick in the Eye?
You can buy Echoes of Darkness here: https://tinyurl.com/smalessale
You can preorder A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and other funny stories) here: https://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Stick-Other-Funny-Stories/dp/0997932945
Link to video promoting sale: https://youtu.be/uXsw7aAtrG8
Books & Boos Press has placed many of its Kindle titles on sale until Dec. 31. Many different titles are now only .99 cents on Amazon.
Abandoned by Dan Foley
My Mom, MS, and a Sixth Grade Mess by Stacey Longo
Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales
Secret Things by Stacey Longo
Triplicity by Tony Tremblay, Rob Smales, and Stacey Longo
My Mom Has MS by Stacey Longo
Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter N. Dudar
Sasha & Jake by Terry George
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.
Some of Connecticut’s most talented literary minds are featured in a new anthology from Books & Boos Press. Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors 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 anthology will be available to order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.
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.