We’ve been promoting a special sale of Loren Niemi’s “What Haunt’s Us,” the award-winning collection of ghost tales released last year by Moonfire. All publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories is being donated to the Black Storytellers Alliance. One of the indie booksellers you can order the book through is Minneapolis’ homegrown radical Boneshaker Books.
A volunteer-run bookstore based in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Boneshaker’s mission is “…to introduce readers to leftist politics, facilitate conversations, support ongoing movements, and collectively create a space that will grow, evolve, and respond to community needs and pressing issues.”
Moonfire is pleased that Boneshaker has agreed to help out with the fundraiser for the Black Storytellers Alliance. The bookstore has grown from it’s radical roots, and exists “…to introduce readers to leftist politics, facilitate conversations, support ongoing movements, and collectively create a space that will grow, evolve, and respond to community needs and pressing issues. …We are not motivated by profit, and we are committed to financial sustainability through selling books and grassroots support.”
“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, other indie bookstores include Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis; Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis; Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul; and Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.
Since 1976, the Black Storytellers Alliance’s master storytellers, educators, and community supporters have been dedicated to maintaining the oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Find out more on the web at http://blackstorytellers.com/