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By Jason Harris
On Thursday, Jan. 14, three authors came to Pandemonium Books & Games to read some of their tales from the collections Insanity Tales and Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear, published by Books & Boos Press.
If you haven’t been to Pandemonium, we would suggest making the trip to Cambridge, MA, so as to cross it off your bucket list. It’s a cool place with dragons on the walls and other steampunk-inspired items hanging from the ceilings and sitting on shelves throughout the store.
You can even find copies of Insanity Tales and Insanity Tales II gracing the shelves. If you live too far to make the trip to the bookstore, just click on the titles in the preceding sentence and it will take you to Amazon.
Pandemonium Books & Games is located at 4 Pleasant St. in Cambridge, MA.
Author Stacey Longo will be signing her books at the Books & Boos’ table at Rock & Shock this weekend. She will have on-hand copies of Secret Things, Ordinary Boy, Pookie and the Lost and Found Friend, and My Mom has MS. Two anthologies, Insanity Tales and Insanity II: The Sense of Fear, that each contain two of her stories and the anthology, Wicked Season, which she edited for the New England Horror Writers, will all be on-hand as well.
She will also be on the Writer’s Studio panel on Saturday at 12 p.m.
Books & Boos Press is excited to announce the release of Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear. This anthology showcases six of New England’s finest storytellers in a terrifying collection out just in time for the Halloween season.
Insanity Tales II features ten short stories and a novella. David Daniel (Goofy Foot, Reunion), Stacey Longo (Ordinary Boy, Secret Things), Dale T. Phillips (A Memory of Grief, Shadow of the Wendigo), Rob Smales (Dead of Winter, the upcoming Echoes of Darkness), and Ursula Wong (Purple Trees, the upcoming Amber Wolf) contributed two short stories each. Vlad V. (Brachman’s Underworld, The Moon is Dead!) wrote a novella for the collection.
Each story focuses on a sense—not just the traditional ones of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste, but also of intangible ones, like a sense of justice or impending doom. The result is a suspenseful and terrifying anthology. Multiple Stoker Award winner Joe McKinney wrote the foreword, and said “If you haven’t read any of these authors yet, I envy you, because you are about to have a truly great reading experience.”
Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear is available on Amazon in print here or as an e-book here. It is also available wherever books are sold. For additional works by these talented authors, their first anthology, Insanity Tales, is also available here.
Books & Boos Press is pleased to present the cover for Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear. Artist Melinda Phillips created the cover, which plays off of the eye theme from the original Insanity Tales anthology cover. Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear will debut in early October.
The collection features eleven stories from six of New England’s finest storytellers. David Daniel, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Rob Smales, and Ursula Wong each have two short stories in the book; Vlad V. contributed a novella. Multiple Bram Stoker winner Joe McKinney (Crooked House, Plague of the Undead) wrote the foreword.
The book is a themed anthology: each author based their stories on different senses, going beyond the traditional (sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste) to elements such as a sense of doom, of powerlessness to control the future, and a sense of false hope.
The anthology is the second installment from Books & Boos Press. Insanity Tales debuted in October 2014.
To learn more about the authors involved, visit http://www.thestoryside.com.
In preparation for our upcoming release of Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear this October, we are giving away three print copies of Insanity Tales, the book that started it all. Enter for your chance to win a copy here.
Our newest anthology, Insanity Tales II, debuts in October and contains eleven tales from six authors: David Daniel, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Rob Smales, Vlad V., and Ursula Wong. We have continued the tradition of asking accomplished authors to contribute forewords to these collections. We had Jonathan Maberry write the first one; this time we brought in the talented Joe McKinney to contribute a foreword to this great collection that we know you will love.
The giveaway ends on September 13, so be sure to enter here today!
Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, and Ursula Wong will be reading from Insanity Tales, an anthology published by Books & Boos Press, will be reading at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Two of the authors in Insanity Tales won’t be in attendance.
Insanity Tales is a collection containing stories and one novella, won’t be in attendance Sunday.
Annie’s Book Stop is located at 65 James Street in Worcester, MA.
By Jason Harris
Authors David Daniels, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Vlad V., and Ursula Wong will be appearing at the Books & Boos’ tables at Queen City Kamikaze. They will be signing copies of Insanity Tales, a collection short stories and one novella with a foreword by award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin).
This will be the first time all five authors will be available to sign this collection so come to Queen City Kamikaze and enter a world of madness as you find out about these nine tales of twisted psyches, peculiar people, and demons of the mind and spirit.
The authors will also participate in a panel, Writing, Editing, and Collaborating on a Book, at the convention.
Queen City Kamikaze happens on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1 Crusader Way in Manchester, New Hampshire.
This weekend readers can meet the authors of Insanity Tales at two different places.
Stacey Longo is one of the five authors in the collection. She will be signing the book at Vermont Comic Con on Saturday and Sunday at the Sheraton Hotel located at 870 Williston Road in Burlington, VT. The convention’s hours of operation for Saturday is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The other authors in the anthology will be at the Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus on Sunday. Authors David Daniel, Dale T. Phillips, Vlad V., and Ursula Wong will start signing copies of Insanity Tales at 1 p.m.
Insanity Tales contains short stories and one novella with a foreword by award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin). Enter a world of madness as you read these nine tales of twisted psyches, peculiar people, and demons of the mind and spirit.