An Author Looks at Gardening

It’s that time of year where flowers are starting to bloom and people are starting their gardens. And in the spirit of Spring, author Stacey Longo has released her newest chapbook, Longo Looks at . . . Gardening. You can purchase it here.

She has a written about her newest chapbook in her weekly blog on her website here.

‘The Shadows’ are Released

The Shadows Behind by Kristi Petersen Schoonover is now available to purchase. You can pick up a copy at Amazon here or Barnes & Noble here.

In this disturbing new collection from award-winning short story author Schoonover, a hungry volcano demands more and a talking piranha predicts the future. A plastic Easter bunny taunts a struggling husband, ancient Egyptian jars tempt a former convict, and a man-eating tree mocks a bereft mother. Kudzu devours a sleeping town, and seagull bones whisper long-buried secrets.

These monsters are simply stand-ins for those we face every day: shape-shifting grief and overwhelming terror; soul-consuming love and all-possessing fear. We can rail against them or embrace them, but they are always there.

Waiting, and unconquerable.

‘The Shadows Behind’ Cover Reveal

Books & Boos Press is excited to release the cover art for The Shadows Behind, the new short story collection by Kristi Petersen Schoonover slated for release next month. The artist is A.L. Cortez.

“This was a fun cover to work on, because all of Schoonover’s stories ultimately deal with the things we hide. I knew I wanted to incorporate a woman’s figure, yet somehow keep her hidden so as not to reveal all her secrets. That shadows is in the title of the book was serendipity,” Cortez said.

The Shadows Behind will be released April 30. Preorders will be available in April.

Meet Glastonbury Police Officer and Author at Numerous Events this Weekend

Author Ken Keeney will be at three different bookstores this weekend reading and signing his newly released children’s book, Megan and Riley Share the Joy of Christmas.

He visits the River Bend Bookshop in Glastonbury, CT. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The River Bend Bookshop is located at 2217 Main Street in Glastonbury.

On Saturday, he also visits the Bookclub bookstore in South Windsor, CT. from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Bookclub is located at 869 Sullivan Ave. in South Windsor.

On Sunday, he will be at the Glastonbury Barnes and Noble located at 175 Glastonbury Blvd., in Glastonbury, CT. from 12 to 2 p.m.

Coming November 2018

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.”

‘The Joy of Christmas’ Arriving in November

Farmer’s Daughter Press, an imprint of Books & Boos Press, is excited to reveal the cover of our upcoming release, Megan and Riley Share the Joy of Christmas by Ken Keeney. The cover and illustrations were done by Ogmios (www.artbyogmios.com).

“I met with the author to talk about what he envisioned for this book. Ken was eager to convey the joy and fun of the holiday season,” said Stacey Harris, managing editor. “I knew immediately that Ogmios would be the perfect artist for the project. We were lucky to get him!”

Megan and Riley Share the Joy of Christmas will be released as a hardcover, paperback, and eBook on November 12. It will be available for preorder on November 5 on Amazon and anywhere books are sold. Click here to preorder.

The ‘Echoes of Darkness’ Sale Ends Tonight

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.