Books & Boos Press is excited to announce that artist Mikio Murakami of Silent Q Design has been contracted to create the cover of Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales, due out in early 2016.
Murakami founded Silent Q Design in 2006, blending together both the use of realistic templates and surreal imagery in his art. His talent has been commissioned for album covers, business logos, and book and magazine covers, including Shock Totem magazine. Most recently, he designed the cover of Among the Ruins by Stephen Williams.
Echoes of Darkness is a collection of short stories by Smales, a previous Pushcart Prize nominee and most recently the winner of the 2015 eFestival of Words award for Best Anthology. More about Smales can be found at www.robsmales.com.
Books & Boos Press is excited to announce that we will be publishing Echoes of Darkness, a short story collection by award-winning author Rob Smales.
Smales is the author of Dead of Winter, which won the Superior Achievement in Dark Fiction Award from Firbolg Publishing’s Gothic Library in 2014. His short stories have been published in two dozen anthologies and magazines. His story “Photo Finish” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Preditors & Editors “Readers Choice Award for Best Horror Short Story of 2012.” Most recently, his story “A Night at the Show” received an honorable mention on Ellen Datlow’s list of the Best Horror of 2014, and was also nominated as best short story by the eLiterary Festival of Words.
Echoes of Darkness is a compilation of both previously published stories and new works by Smales. “Rob brings a unique voice and chilling tone to everything he writes,” says Stacey Harris, managing editor for Books & Boos Press. “We’re proud to be able to publish his first short story collection to showcase his dynamic talents.”
Echoes of Darkness is scheduled for release in 2016.