Connecticut Author to Discuss Her ‘Ordinary Boy’

Author Stacey Longo, who has had two books published this year by two different publishers, will be discussing one of them this coming Wednesday, June 3, at the Douglas Library in Hebron, Connecticut. She will be reading and discussing Ordinary Boy, which was published by Dark Alley Press, an imprint of Vagabondage Press, in March. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The library is located at 22 Main St.IMG_1630

My Mom Has MS, is the second book Longo had published this year. It was published by Books and Boos Press. The book was inspired by Longo’s friend, Renee Holder’s child, Patrick, who has been asking friends to donate to the MS Society for his birthday instead of buying him birthday presents. He’s been doing this since 2008, when Renee was diagnosed with the disease.41yzKctUdpL__SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

My Mom Has MS, which is geared towards children, was written and illustrated by Longo.

Convention

2014-01-23 14.48.17Her newest books and her short story collection, Secret Things, will be available at the Books & Boos table at AnthoCon this coming2014-10-03 12.13.50 weekend. There will be a number of anthologies she has had stories published in, including Insanity Tales, available at the table as well. Longo will be available at the table throughout the weekend.

Bookstore Event

On Saturday, June 27, Longo will be reading from Ordinary Boy at the Book Club in Broad Brook, CT. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The bookstore is located at 100 Main Street.

 

 

 

 

 

Two Days to Find those Books Before Christmas

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  If you haven’t, I know what makes a great gift. Books are the perfect gifts. Find a local independent bookstore and purchase your books through them. You accomplish two things by shopping local. You purchase a gift and you help your local independent bookstore at the same time.

By helping your local bookstores, you help the local authors that live in your towns and states. These author’s books are not always given the needed space on the Barnes & Nobles’ bookshelves. We need the independent bookstores to do this. They often have consignment agreements with authors to sell their books.

Here are a few independent bookstores:

Annie’s Book Stop, Worcester, MA

The Book Barn, Niantic, CT

Books & Boos, Colchester, CT

The Book Club, East Windsor, CT

The Book Shop, Somerville, MA

Curious Iguana, Downtown Frederick, MD

Dark Delicacies, Burbank, CA

Monte Cristo Bookshop, New London, CT

Seek Books, West Roxbury, MA

These are only a few bookstores that I know of, but  there are many more out there. If you know of one, please leave a comment with the name of the bookstore. Please search for your own local bookstore. They are out there and need our support so we can continue browsing the stacks and finding local authors.