Pictures from Vermont Comic Con Part I

 

By Jason Harris

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Vermont Comic Con, the first ever comic con in Vermont, took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington over the weekend. The two-day convention was a huge success and will happen again next year, but on Labor Day weekend.

Comic book writer Brandon Barrows.

Comic book writer Brandon Barrows.

Arrow.

Green Arrow.

Freddy and Jason.

Freddy and Jason.

The Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Guardians of the Galaxy.

David Newall a.k.a. Mr. McFeely of Mister Roger's Neighborhood.

David Newall a.k.a. Mr. McFeely of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood talking to a young convention-goer.

Deathstroke and Deadpool.

Deathstroke and Deadpool.

The Gotham gang.

The Gotham gang.

Writer Jeremy Holt.

Writer Jeremy Holt.

The gaming room at Vermont Comic Con.

The gaming room at Vermont Comic Con.

The cosplayers of Hero Army Cosplay, out of Connecticut.

The cosplayers of Hero Army Cosplay, out of Connecticut.

Authors T.T. Zuma and Stacey Longo.

Authors T.T. Zuma and Stacey Longo.

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Swamp Thing

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Spider-woman and Black Widow.

Spider-woman and Black Widow.

Books and Boos Attends Rock and Shock for the First Time

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Books & Boos will be sharing space with Fenham Publishing this weekend at Rock & Shock, which runs from Oct. 17 through 19. Publisher Jim Dyer will be representing Fenham Publishing and author Stacey Longo will be on-hand to sign her books (Secret Things, Insanity Tales) at the Books & Boos table. Longo is also a movie reviewer and writer for Jason Harris Promotions. She will be on the Writing panel with Joe Knetter at 12 p.m. on Saturday.2014-10-03 12.13.50

‘Insanity’ Authors to Sign at Haunted Acres in New Hampshire

 

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Dale T. Phillips and Vlad V., two authors in the Insanity Tales anthology published by Books & Boos Press, will be signing copies of the book at Haunted Acres in Candia, New Hampshire this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

It’s a collection containing stories and one novella by such illustrious authors as David Daniel, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Vlad V., and Ursula Wong. Enter a world of madness as you read these nine tales of twisted psyches, peculiar people, and demons of the mind and spirit.

This anthology includes a foreword by award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin) and the cover was created by Melinda Phillips.

If you can’t make it to Haunted Acres to see , you can purchase the paperback by clicking here or the e-book here.

 

Two Chances to Visit Books and Boos this Weekend

 

BooksBoospixellatedBooks & Boos, which closed its physical location at the end of May, is continuing to do events like it was doing when the bookstore was still open. This weekend will give people two opportunities to visit the traveling bookstore.

The first opportunity to visit the bookstore will be Saturday at the Connecticut Horrorfest. Along with used books, people will be able to meet authors Stacey Longo and G. Elmer Munson and get them to sign one of their books. The horrorfest takes place at the Courtyard Waterbury Marriott located at 63 Grand Street in Waterbury, CT. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The second opportunity happens on Sunday when Books & Boos takes part in the Open Air Market and Festival at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, Connecticut. This will be the bookstore’s second appearance at this event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wadsworth Mansion is located at 421 Wadsworth St. in Middletown, CT. Longo will also be signing her books at this event as well. She is joined by authors Dan Foley, Dale T. Phillips, and Joseph Ross.

CT Authors Trail Brings Author Stacey Longo to Columbia Library

By Jason Harris

 

This past Tuesday evening author Stacey Longo read a story from her current collection, Secret Things, to a responsive crowd at the Saxton B Little Public Library in Columbia, CT. She even read the prologue of her recently sold novel, Ordinary Boy, which will be published by Dark Alley Press in early 2015.

There will be a second chance to meet Longo when all the authors on the trail participate at the finale event to be held at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Find out more here.

Find out about the Connecticut Authors Trail here.

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Authors, Illustrators, and Artists at the New England Author Expo Part 2 (Pictures)

 

By Jason Harris

 

Welcome to the second entry with pictures from the 2014 New England Author Expo, which happened this past Wednesday night (July 30) in the Harborview Ballroom at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA.

Author Nancy Madore.

Author Nancy Madore.

Find out more about Madore on her website here.

Author Dale T. Phillips with his book, Shadow of the Wendigo.

Author Dale T. Phillips with his book, Shadow of the Wendigo.

Find out more about Phillips on his website here.

Author L.E. Hastings with his book, You, Me and Everything In Between.

Author L.E. Hastings with his book, You, Me and Everything In Between.

Find out more about Hastings on his website here.

Author B.B. Boudreau with her book, The Frenchman.

Author B.B. Boudreau with her book, The Frenchman.

Find out more about Boudreau on her website here.

Author Kelly Ilebode with her book, Angel.

Author Kelly Ilebode with her book, Angel.

Find out more about Illebode on her website here.

Author Eric Dimbleby with his newest book, White Out.

Author Eric Dimbleby with his newest book, White Out.

Find out more about Dimbleby on his website here.

Author Joseph Ross holding his book, Fast Track for Caregivers.

Author Joseph Ross holding his book, Fast Track for Caregivers.

Find out more about Ross on his website here.

Dyan deNapoli a.k.a The Penguin Lady with her book, The Great Penguin Rescue.

Dyan deNapoli a.k.a The Penguin Lady with her book, The Great Penguin Rescue.

Find out more about deNapoli on her website here.

Author Deborah Swiss with her book, The Tin Ticket.

Author Deborah Swiss with her book, The Tin Ticket.

Find out more about Swiss on her website here.

Author Jack Beale with his book, Evil Intentions.

Author K.D. Mason with his book, Evil Intentions.

Find out more about Mason and his books on his website here.

Authors Stacey Longo and T. Stephens holding Stephens' book, Dante;s Cypher.

Authors Stacey Longo and T. Stephens holding Stephens’ book, Dante’s Cypher.

Find out more about Stephens on his website here.

Richard A. LaPorta, president of the American Authors & Publishers Guild and owner of Husky Trail Press.

Richard A. LaPorta, president of the American Authors & Publishers Guild and owner of Husky Trail Press.

Find out more about the American Authors & Publishers Guild here and Husky Trail Press here.

Author M.P. Barker holding her two books, A Difficult Boy and Mending Horses.

Author M.P. Barker holding her two books, A Difficult Boy and Mending Horses.

Find out more about Barker on her website here.

Author June Greig.

Author June Greig.

Find out Greig’s book, A Dog to Remember, here.

Artist/Illustrator Lisa Greenleaf holding up some of her work.

Artist/Illustrator Lisa Greenleaf holding up some of her work including John Greenleaf Whittier’s The Barefoot Boy.

Find out more about Greenleaf on her website here.

Artist S.L. Johnson.

Artist S.L. Johnson.

Find out more about Johnson on her website here.

Author N.E. Castle with her Loogie the Booger Genie series.

Author N.E. Castle with her Loogie the Booger Genie series.

Find out more about Castle on her website here.

Author Uzuri M. Wilkerson with her two books, Sweet and Sour.

Author Uzuri M. Wilkerson with her two books, Sweet and Sour.

Find out more about Wilkerson on her website here.

Author Rich Feitelberg with his book, Aure the Topaz.

Author Rich Feitelberg with his book, Aure the Topaz.

Find out more about Feitelberg on his website here.

Author Cheryl Lassiter with her book, The Mark of Goody Cole.

Author Cheryl Lassiter with her book, The Mark of Goody Cole.

Find out more about Lassiter on her website here.

Artist Libby Chase.

Artist Libby Chase.

Find out more about Chase on her website here.

Author Edith Maxwell with her book, 'Til Dirt Do Us Part.

Author Edith Maxwell with her book, ‘Til Dirt Do Us Part.

Find out more about Maxwell on her website here.

Author Eileen Doyan with her book, Pet Tales.

Author Eileen Doyan with her book, Pet Tales.

Find out more about Doyan on her Amazon page here.

Author Connie Johnson Hambley with her book, The Charity.

Author Connie Johnson Hambley with her book, The Charity.

Find out more about Hambley on her website here.


 

 

You can follow the Expo on its Facebook page here or on Twitter (@neauthorexpo).

Editor’s Note:

For the people who I didn’t get your picture, I do apologize. I hope to see you at the next event so I can take your picture at that time.

Authors, Illustrators, and Artists at the New England Author Expo (Pictures)

 

By Jason Harris

 

The 2014 New England Author Expo happened this past Wednesday night (July 30) in the Harborview Ballroom at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA.

Artist and author Seth McCombs holding his book, Old Salty Dog.

Artist and author Seth McCombs holding his book, Old Salty Dog.

Find out about McCombs and his work here.

Author Gina Fava with her book, The Sculptor,

Author Gina Fava with her book, The Sculptor.

Find about Fava at her website here.

Author Jacqui DeLorenzo with her two books, A Thread of Hope and Straight from My Heart.

Author Jacqui DeLorenzo with her two books, A Thread of Hope and Straight from My Heart.

Find out more about DeLorenzo and here books here.

Dr. Kathleen Marie Rice, author of The Butterfly Legacy.

Dr. Kathleen Marie Rice, author of The Butterfly Legacy.

Find out more about Rice’s book here.

Author M. R. Tighe with her book, Galaxy Rand.

Author M. R. Tighe with her book, Galaxy Rand.

Find out about Tighe’s books on her Amazon page here.

Author Rob Watts with his newest book, Left-Hand Path.

Author Rob Watts with his newest book, Left-Hand Path.

Find out more about Watts on his website here.

Author Katherine Silva with her book, Aequitas.

Author Katherine Silva with her book, Aequitas.

Find out more about Silva and her books on her website here.

Author Guntis Goncarous with his book, Havana's Secret.

Author Guntis Goncarous with his book, Havana’s Secret.

Find out more about Goncarous on his website here.

Author E.J. Fechenda with her book, Clean Slate.

Author E.J. Fechenda with her book, Clean Slate.

Find out more about Fechenda on her Amazon page here.

Author Karen Ann holding her book, Of Blood and Lions.

Author Karen Ann holding her book, Of Blood and Lions.

Find out more about Ann and her book on her website here.

From left to right: Katie, Lisa, and Kyle promoting memoir A Mother's Journey.

From left to right: Katie, Lisa, and Kyle Brodeur promoting their memoir, A Mother’s Journey.

Find out more about the Brodeur family and Lisa’s memoir, A Mother’s Journey, at her website here.

Author Lior Samson.

Author Lior Samson.

Find out more information about Samson here.

Author A.J. Kane with her first novel, Nova.

Author A.J. Kane with her first novel, Nova.

Find out more about Kane on her website here.

Author Norma D'Amico with her book, Norma D'Amico.

Author Norma D’Amico with her book, Now I Can See.

Find out more about D’Amico at her website here.

Authors Michael Evans, Stacey Longo, and Kurt Newton.

Authors Michael Evans, Stacey Longo, and Kurt Newton.

Find out more about Evans here, Longo here, and Newton here.

Author Nicholas Conley with his book, The Cage Legacy.

Author Nicholas Conley with his book, The Cage Legacy.

Find out more about Conley on his website here.

Author Rita Sawyer with her book, Shit Kickers & Stilettos.

Author Rita Sawyer with her book, Shit Kickers & Stilettos.

Find out more about Sawyer on her website here.

Author Rob Smales with his book, Dead of Winter.

Author Rob Smales with his book, Dead of Winter.

Find out more about Smales on his website here.

Author Ursula Wong with her book, Purple Trees.

Author Ursula Wong with her book, Purple Trees.

Find out more about Wong on her website here.


 

There will be one more entry from the 2014 New England Author Expo appearing on this website.

You can follow the Expo on its Facebook page here or on Twitter (@neauthorexpo).

 

Meet Three Authors at the Foxboro Jaycees Fourth Annual Spring Fair this Sunday

 

There will be three authors at the Books & Boos’ tables during the Foxboro Jaycees Fourth Annual Spring Fair happening this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Foxboro, MA.

The three authors people can meet are Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, and Vlad Vaslyn. Fair attendees will be able to purchase these author’s books and get them signed as well. Longo will have her short story collection, Secret Things, Phillips will have his horror thriller, Shadow of the Wendigo, and Vaslyn will have his science fiction thrill, The Button.

Along with the authors, there will be crafters, artists, and vendors at the Spring Fair.

The fair was originally scheduled for Saturday, but the prospect of rainy weather caused the organizers to hold the fair on its rain date. The fair is being held on the Foxboro Common in Foxboro, MA.

Queen City Kamikaze Happens this Sunday in New Hampshire (updated)

 

By Jason Harris

 

It’s February and the third annual Queen City Kamikaze is upon us once again. It’s one bright spot during this cold and snowy month.  The one difference this year is that this anime, video game, comic book, cosplay, sci-fi, and fantasy convention takes place on a Sunday. For the past two years, it happened on Saturday.

There will be over 25 vendors at this convention including Dandelion Studios, Books & Boos, and Harrison’s Comics.

Mark Wholley, one of the Four Horsemen who founded Anthocon, Northern New England’s only multi-genre literature and arts convention, will be at QCK for his second time to promote Anthocon. He will also be selling copies of Anthology, an anthology that debuted at Anthocon. He wants to make some vendor contacts and meet some artists, Wholley said.

“I like the show because of it diverse audience it draws in, It’s local to me and I like to support other shows when I can. I enjoyed last year so I decided to attend again this year,” Wholley said.

At the Books & Boos‘ tables, there will be six authors: Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Vlad Vaslyn, Tony Tremblay, David Price, and Gordon Bean. They are all members of the New England Horror Writers organization. These authors will be selling and signing their books. This will be Longo’s third time and Tremblay’s and Price’s second time attending the convention.

“I love this convention and meeting a younger generation of readers,” Longo said.

Along with selling new and used books, Books & Boos will be presenting two panels: Horror in the Movies (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) and Where Authors Get Their Ideas (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

Horror In The Movies: authors Gordon Bean (Dawn of Broken Glass), David Price (Dead in the USA), Stacey Longo (Secret Things), and moderator Jason Harris will discuss the best and worst, darkest and most disturbing, scariest and silliest examples of horror on the big screen on the Horror in the Movies panel. From the golden age of Nosferatu to the modern-day Conjuring, this panel will cover it all. Questions from the audience are encouraged throughout the discussion.

Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas? Authors Dale Phillips (Shadow of the Wendigo), Vlad Vaslyn (Brachman’s Underworld), David Price (Dead in the USA), and moderator Stacey Longo (Secret Things) will answer the number one question writers hear from their readers: How do you come up with this stuff? From disturbing first dates to summer camp adventures gone awry, audiences will learn how the most innocent of memories and experiences can be turned into scary stories and best sellers. Questions from the audience will be encouraged throughout the discussion.

There is a third panel: How to Create, Publish, and Promote Your Own Comic, which will happen during the convention, but isn’t sponsored by Books and Boos.

The Queen City Kamikaze takes place at 1 Crusader Way in Manchester, New Hampshire from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. There is a $10 admission price.

Editor’s Note:
Author David Price won’t be able to attend the convention. A family issue came up.

‘Snowpolcalypse’ is Coming to New Jersey

Shop~~element51The creators of the children’s book, Snowpolcalypse, will be signing copies at a New Jersey store.

Author Rob Watts and illustrator Susan Saunders will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday night at Bobby’s News & Gifts located at 521 Main Street in Boonton, New Jersey reading and signing Snowpolcalypse. You can find out what happens when Walter wishes for a snow day.

Don’t miss this chance to meet them and to pick up a perfect Christmas gift for your children.