The Book Trailer for ‘Where Spiders Fear to Spin’

Click here to check out the book trailer for Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Bram Stoker Award Finalist Peter N. Dudar.Peterdudarcover

Where Spiders Fear to Spin tells the tale of former soap opera star Sadie Mills, a woman literally haunted by her past whose final days are filled with horror. Her daughter resents taking care of her, her former lovers are dying off one by one, and her dead husband’s vengeful ghost has returned from the dead to drag her to hell.

‘Echoes of Darkness’ Now Available

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.2016-01-10 16.12.33

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.

Maine Artist Signed to Create Art for Stoker-Nominated Author’s New Book


Maine artist Morbideus Wolfgang Goodell has been signed to create the cover art and interior illustrations for Where Spiders Fear to Spin, the upcoming novella by Peter N. Dudar, a Bram Stoker-nominated author, due out from Books & Boos Press early this summer.

A past illustration created by Morbideus Wolfgang Goodell.

A past illustration created by Morbideus Wolfgang Goodell.

Goodell describes his style of art as “visual requiem.” His designs are well known throughout the horror community. His most recent works include the cover illustration and design for Dark Art by Tim Waggoner (2014) and contributing to the interior art for Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (2013).

“Morbideus Goodell’s art is haunting and evocative. He was our top choice to illustrate this book,” says Stacey Harris, managing editor for Books & Boos Press. “We’re so happy to have him on board for this project, and excited to be able to work with him.”

Goodell previously illustrated the cover of another Dudar novella, The Angel of Death (2013). His art is on display at

Where Spiders Fear to Spin will debut at Anthocon in Portsmouth, NH on June 5.

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 A resident of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Dudar is donating his proceeds for this book to the Lisbon Community School PTO.