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!

April Sale Ends At The End Of The Month

April Sale Ends At The End Of The Month

Our April sale ends this Sunday, April 30. Some of our horror titles and one of our children’s books are on sale.

The titles on sale are Abandoned by Dan Foley, Where Spiders Fear To Spin by Peter N. Dudar, Sasha and Jake by Terry George and Tricks and Treats.

Check out the YouTube video below to see what the prices were and what they are now.

‘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.

‘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.

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.

Pictures from the ‘Tricks and Treats’ Promotional Tour

 

img_0753This past October the authors in Tricks and Treats spent time in a number of different places promoting the book. The different places were Bank Square Books, The Book Club Bookstore & More, the Bentley Memorial Library and the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

Authors Stacey Longo, Kristi Petersen Schnoover, and Melissa Crandall at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT.

Authors Dan Foley, John Valeri, G. Elmer Munson, and Stacey Longo with The Book Club owner Cynde Acanto  standing behind the authors.

Author John Valeri reading from Tricks & Treats at Bank Square Books.

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

Authors John Valeri, Melissa Crandall, Ryanne Strong a.k.a. Terry George, and Stacey Longo at the Bentley Memorial Library in Bolton, CT.

Author G. Elmer Munson.

Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover.

Author Ryanne Strong a.k.a. Terry George.

Author Stacey Longo.

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