Moonfire Publishing is an Affiliate of Bookshop

Moonfire Publishing continues our support of independent bookstores with our affiliation with Bookshop.com.

Our titles have been available for purchase through Bookshop, and we’ll be keeping booklovers up to date there as well. Check out Moonfire Publishing. Support your local bookstores – shop online with Bookshop.



Loren Niemi Performs at Eat My Words First Virtual Event

Eat My Words bookstore will be hosting their very first virtual event on Thursday, October 29. Join them at 7 pm CDT for their livestream on Facebook when Loren Niemi will present stories from his 2019 Moonfire release What Haunts Us.

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook on the 29th from 7 pm to 8 pm CDT.

“What Haunts Us” is a collection of fifteen short stories that speak from the page in the voice of the storyteller – at turns comical, unsettling, heartbreaking and wondrous – evoking the full range of human behavior and emotion. From tales set in the northern Minnesota Boundary Waters, to the millennia-spanning landscapes of Europe and the United States, these are stories brimming with a dynamic sense of place and person, imbued with a sense of grounded reality. Loren Niemi’s work has been called post-modern, “with the dark beauty of language that is not ashamed of poetry.”

What Haunts Us can be purchased locally or online at Eat My Words bookseller is located at 213 – 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Books are also on on sale at Loren Niemi’s website.

MiPA Virtual Reading Series Fall 2020

Mark your calendars for September 24 and the last Thursday of every month throughout the fall for some of the best storytelling the Midwest has to offer!

The Midwest Book Awards is hosting a limited series this fall to highlight winners of the 30th Annual Midwest Book Awards (for books published in 2019). The Virtual Reading Series will be premiered on the Midwest Book Awards’ Facebook Page and on MiPA’s YouTube Channel. 

The kickoff of the 2020 Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPA) Virtual Reading Series is Thursday, September 24 at 7 pm CDT.

The MiPA series features literary readings by winners of the Midwest Book Awards. Thursday’s episode features the following winners in the Fiction category:

“WIRELESS” read by author Alex Acks
“WHAT HAUNTS US” performed by Loren Niemi
“BENEATH THE FLAMES” read by author Gregory Renz
“FIGURE 8” by author Jeff Nania

All books are available for purchase at the MiPA Bookshop.

Please note, the Midwest Book Awards is currently open for books published in 2020! Find out more at the MiPA website.

Loren Niemi to Perform in Fall 2020 MiPA Virtual Reading Series

Starting Sept. 24, join the Midwest Book Awards will be streaming a series on the last Thursday of each month of the 2020 award winners. Join them for some of the best storytelling the Midwest has to offer!

Moonfire author Loren Niemi will be performing selections from his award-winning “What Haunts Us.”

Times and Dates to be announced. Stay tuned!

Two More Days. Can You Help Us Out?

Only two more days left…

We’re in the home stretch to finish our summer fundraiser for the Black Storyteller’s Alliance.

Can you help us out?

BUY A COPY of “What Haunts Us” in paperback. You can pick up a copy through your favorite independent bookseller. You can also buy it online.

Then, we’ll donates our publisher’s share of each copy sold through August 31, 2020.

If you prefer an e-book, Kindle version can be bought online. The title is also for sale on Smashwords, for those who prefer a wider selection of formats for e-books.

Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

Don’t Miss Out! Only 3 Days Left…

What Haunts Us is Loren_Niemi’s First Fiction Story Collection

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020! Buy a copy of “What Haunts Us” today AND you’ll support the Black Storytellers Alliance too. Folks are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller.

Moonfire’s summer fundraiser for the BSA ends Monday, August 31. We will donate publisher’s proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through the end of the month.

The title is 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.

Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

Countdown! 4 days left…

Only four days left!

We’re in the home stretch to wrapping up our summer fundraiser for the Black Storyteller’s Alliance! We will donate publisher’s proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through August 31, 2020.

The book is 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.

We’re distributed through Ingram, so folks are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller. Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

Last Days of the Black Storytellers Alliance Fundraiser!

We’re in the home stretch to wrapping up our summer fundraiser for the Black Storyteller’s Alliance! We will donate publisher’s proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through August 31, 2020.

Through the end of August, Moonfire Publishing is running a special promotion of “What Haunts Us,” by storyteller Loren Niemi. As we announced back in June, Moonfire will be donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories to benefit the BSA.

The book is 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.

We’re distributed through Ingram, so folks are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller. Here in the beautiful Twin Cities, click on a link to catch your copy at one of five indies:

Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis – Winner of CityPages Best Used bookstore for 2020!

http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/

Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis. Favorite of many!

https://www.magersandquinn.com/

Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul – Best Twin Cities Bookstore 2020!

https://subtextbooks.com/

Boneshaker Books online – Radical Booksellers Extraordinaire!

https://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

or Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

https://www.nextchapterbooksellers.com/

Thank you for supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance!

Uptown’s Magers and Quinn Has “What Haunts Us”

“A bounty of the world’s best books assembled by biblioholic booksellers.”

Magers and Quinn in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota has been a fixture since 1994. It’s another one of the local Twin Cities indie bookstores that carries “What Haunts Us,” Loren Niemi’s Midwest Book Award-winning 2019 release with Moonfire Publishing.

Magers and Quinn located at 3038 Hennepin Ave re-opened in June for limited in-store browsing from 12 pm to 7 pm daily. If you’re in the area, stop by and talk to a bookseller to get a copy of “What Haunts Us.” today. You can also order online – visit Magers and Quinn on the web. Their phone lines are open 10am-7pm (612-822-4611), if you want to reach out and speak to a staff member.

Since mid-June, Moonfire Publishing has been donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s book to the Black Storytellers Alliance. In 2020 the BSA is celebrating its 46th year of presenting and educating people on the culture of oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Find out more about this performing arts and teaching organization on the web at http://blackstorytellers.com/

“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.

Next Chapter Booksellers Carries “What Haunts Us”

Next Chapter Booksellers in St. Paul, Minnesota. 38 Snelling Ave S. St. Paul MN 55105

Next Chapter Booksellers in St. Paul, Minnesota has “What Haunts Us” in stock, Loren Niemi’s Midwest Book Award-winning 2019 release with Moonfire Publishing.

Next Chapter may be closed for in-store browsing, but buying a copy of of “What Haunts Us” is easy. Go online to purchase the book today. You can visit Next Chapter on the web or call them at 651/225-8989, from 10am to 3pm CDT, Monday through Saturday, and talk with one of our booksellers.

Moonfire Publishing is donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s book through the end of August to the Black Storytellers Alliance.

When you buy your copy of “What Haunts Us,” not only are you getting a fantastic read by an internationally known storytelling talent, you are ALSO supporting Next Chapter Booksellers, a well-loved and established indie bookseller in the Twin Cities.

You’re also supporting the Black Storytellers Alliance, which in 2020 is celebrating its 46th year of presenting and educating people on thethe culture of oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Find out more about the BSA on the web at http://blackstorytellers.com/

“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.