Moonfire Special Promo to Benefit Black Storytellers Alliance

Moonfire Publishing is pleased to announce a special promotion of “What Haunts Us,” by storyteller Loren Niemi. Moonfire will be donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories to benefit the Black Storytellers Alliance. The donation will be made from all sales of “What Haunts Us” from June 12 through June 27, 2020.

People are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller. In the Twin Cities, bookstores include Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis; Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis; Boneshaker Books online; Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul; and Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul

The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) was founded in 1976. The Alliance is an organization of master storytellers, educators, and community supporters dedicated to maintaining the oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. BSA provides training for those interested in using African-based storytelling methods to reach their audience. Black Storytellers Alliance hosts an annual Master Storytellers Festival at the end of September each year. Find out more on the web at

The Midwest Independent Publishers Association selected Loren Niemi’s What Haunts Us as a finalist in the Science Fiction/Horror/Paranormal category for a 2020 Midwest Book Award. Winners will be announced at the upcoming Midwest Book Awards Gala which will be live-streamed on Friday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. Check the Midwest Book Awards page on Facebook at

Eat My Words in NE Minneapolis has copies of What Haunts Us in stock for purchase, and they are now open for in-store browsing as well as curbside pickup.. Store hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to 6 pm on Sundays. Visit Eat My Words on the web at

People can order Loren’s book through Subtext Books, Orders can be phoned in or placed online, and they offer curbside pickup in downtown St. Paul. Next Chapter Booksellers in the Macalester neighborhood can ship your order or have it ready for you curbside. See to order a copy.

Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis ships orders placed through their website at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis Uptown is now open for browsing from 12 noon to 5 pm daily, and still offers contactless delivery, if preferred. Check the website for details at

The Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPA) serves the Midwest publishing community in a collaborative sharing of publishing, production, promotion, and marketing information. MiPA is proud to be a sponsor of the Midwest Book Awards and a regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). See the organization’s website at          

Through educational programming and other cooperative efforts, MiPA assists members in their publishing initiatives and ongoing endeavors. MiPA also provides networking opportunities for publishers, both new and experienced, to learn from each other.

Moonfire Publishing LLC is an independent publisher in Minneapolis, Minnesota that specializes in words of wyrd and fascination, stories and images that speak to both the humorous and the Marvelous. Magical realism, paranormal thrillers, and works of speculative fiction realized through text and image.

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