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: 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.
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.
This 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.
Books & Boos Press will be releasing a Halloween-themed anthology comprised of all Connecticut authors this fall.
Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors features a mix of both classic and contemporary authors from the Constitution State. The lineup includes famous residents such as Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John G. C. Brainard, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, as well as modern-day authors Melissa Crandall, G. Elmer Munson, Ryanne Strong, Stacey Longo, John Valeri, Dan Foley, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover. Some, though not all, of the stories are set in Connecticut.
Tricks and Treats will be released in September.