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New release from Lou Rossi & Five Count Publishing December 1st

Five Count Publishing LLC is proud to announce it is releasing its second publication, first-time author Lou Rossi’s Cigar Boys: Stories from the Ashes. The book will be available for sale starting December 1st on and Cigar Boys is a collection of short stories that follow the lives and stories of the men who frequent the Box, a western New York cigar shop.

Lou will be signing copies of Cigar Boys at two Western New York cigar shops. On Thursday, December 3rd, he will be at The Tinderbox in Williamsville, NY, starting at 6pm. Then on Thursday, December 10th, he will be at Nice Ash Cigars in Depew, NY, again starting at 6pm. The retail price of the book is $10.00. An e-book version of Cigar Boys is available exclusively through Amazon’s Kindle Store.

About the Book

You have to be a certain type of individual to be a regular at a cigar shop. At the Box that statement couldn’t be any truer. Those who frequent the Box are one sorry collection of humanity, and we here at the Box Burns Gazette love them for it. The Gazette was created in order to document all of the crazy stories and events that have happened at the Box and to its customers. So follow along as we detail all the shenanigans our friends and lovable losers manage to get themselves into in Cigar Boys: Stories from the Ashes, a collection of short stories by Lou Rossi.

About the Author

Lou Rossi was born and Raised in Western New York. He attended Maryvale High School, and was a member of the 1975 graduating class. For college he stayed in the Buffalo area, attending Buffalo State College. Lou graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics in 1979.

His coaching career has spanned the high school, college, and professional levels. He has coached at Williamsville South, Nichols, and St. Francis High Schools, and Buffalo State. At the professional level he coached for four years in the Arena Football League, spending one year with the Rochester Brigade of AF2, and three with the Buffalo Destroyers.

Also during this time Lou has been a Police Officer. He has been an officer for 29 years at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.

Cigar Boys: Stories from the Ashes is his first journey into the world of writing, and he hopes the readers enjoy it as much as he did in putting it together. His first novel, The Counterfeit Matter, will be released in 2016.

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