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.”
Author Stacey Longo will be participating in a local author fair in Glastonbury, Connecticut, this coming Saturday (March 24).
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library’s Local Author Fair will be taking place in the Community Center’s Community Room from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Her newest title, My Sister the Zombie, which was published by Storyside Press and takes place in Glastonbury, will be available for sale.
The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street in Glastonbury. The RCC has plenty of off-street parking with spaces on either side of the building.
Books & Boos Press has placed many of its Kindle titles on sale until Dec. 31. Many different titles are now only .99 cents on Amazon.
Abandoned by Dan Foley
My Mom, MS, and a Sixth Grade Mess by Stacey Longo
Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales
Secret Things by Stacey Longo
Triplicity by Tony Tremblay, Rob Smales, and Stacey Longo
My Mom Has MS by Stacey Longo
Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter N. Dudar
Sasha & Jake by Terry George
Our authors will be reading and signing in multiple places during the month of October.
Author John Valeri.
Listen to and meet Dan Foley, Stacey Longo and John Valeri at the Mary Cheney Library
on Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. for Indie Author Day
. They will be discussing the writing process, getting published, and marketing one’s work. The library is located at 586 Main Street in Manchester, CT.
Author Dan Foley.
Meet authors Longo and Rob Watts at Super Megafest
in Marlborough, MA. on Oct. 21 and 22. They will also be hosting a panel, So You Want to be a Writer
, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. Rob Smales will be joining them for the panel.
Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Watts.
Meet authors Foley, Smales and Tony Tremblay at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival
at the Haverhill Public Library
in Haverhill, MA. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special guests include authors Brian Keene, Mary Sangiovani, and Joe Hill.
Author Tony Tremblay.
Meet Smales at Super Megafest
on Sunday, Oct. 22. He will be talking about writing and other topics with Longo and Watts on the So You Want to be a Writer
panel at 11 a.m.
Author Rob Smales.
Books & Boos Press is thrilled to announce Jeff Strand will have an original short story in our upcoming darkly funny anthology, tentatively titled A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories), edited by Rob Smales (you can find our submission guidelines here). Strand is the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of 30-plus books, including Blister, A Bad Day for Voodoo, and Wolf Hunt. His most recent releases are the YA novel Stranger Things Have Happened, and Everything Has Teeth, a short story collection. That he agreed to be in the anthology had all of us here doing a rather silly yet utterly respectful happy dance.
We’re also excited for Three on a Match’s upcoming release on September 5! Keep an eye out for the book trailer, which will be made public mid-August. Three on a Match is the second installment of the Terror Project, and features novellas from talented authors Melissa Crandall, g. Elmer Munson, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover, and is already garnering accolades. Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of The Twin’s Daughter, calls it “spooky, sinister, spine-tingling: these three keep-you-up-all-night tales . . . have it all!”
In celebration of Three on a Match’s release, we’re going to offer the first installment in the Terror Project, Triplicity, on sale in the week leading up to the publication date. Keep an eye out for a deep discount on this fantastic trio of novellas from Tony Tremblay, Rob Smales, and Stacey Longo!
That’s not the only sale we’re offering this month. Sasha & Jake by Terry George will be 30% off the print book the week of August 13, and the ebook will be only 99 cents! Keep an eye out for an opportunity to get the free must-have accessories of the fall when this book goes on sale: if you leave a review on Amazon, you’ll get a special prize, hand-crafted by the author!
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: 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.