Moonfire Extends Publishing Promotion to Benefit Black Storytellers Alliance


Minneapolis Indie Publisher to Donate Profits from Sales of “What Haunts Us” through end of August.

Moonfire Publishing LLC, an independent book publisher in Minneapolis, Minnesota announced it is extending 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 August 31, 2020.

“What Haunts Us” is the 2019 release written by award-winning storyteller Loren Niemi. This first collection of Loren’s stories won the 2020 Midwest Book Award for Fiction in the Fantasy/ SciFi/ Horror/ Paranormal category. The Midwest Independent Publishing Association awarded the Gold at the 30th Annual Book Gala on 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 book is also available online through Amazon in paperback and Kindle. The title is also for sale on Smashwords, for those who prefer a wider selection of formats for e-books.

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 the 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 their website.

Award-winning used bookstore Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis has plenty of 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.

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.

Also in St. Paul is Next Chapter Booksellers, located in the Macalester College neighborhood, can ship your order or have it ready for you curbside. See Next Chapter Booksellers to order a copy.

In Minneapolis, you can hit Boneshaker Books in Seward to ship your order placed through their website. Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis Uptown is now open for browsing, and still offers contactless delivery, if preferred. Check the website for details.

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).

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 both text and image.


If you would like more information on this topic, please call Michele Montserrat at 612-607-2724

Moonfire Publishing


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