Frank Deter Jr. writes about his late dog, Judy, in a heart-tugging memoir

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released A Dog Named Judy,  Frank Deter Jr.’s memoir of his late hunting companion, his beagle Judy.

case6.000x9.000.inddMany people agree that dogs are “Man’s best friend,” and when Frank Deter acquires a new hunting dog, he is excited to find the truth in this common expression. He and his family call the dog “Judy,” and Frank takes his son on many unforgettable hunts with her. Frank’s relationship with his son improves, and many friends and family members are astounded by Judy’s impeccable performance in the fields.

Throughout the story, Frank recollects some of his most memorable hunts, including one with a preacher, a colonel, and his aging father whom Frank accompanies on his last hunt. He also amuses readers with some of the challenges he had to face with a feisty, yet lovable dog.

A true story of achievement, love, and, loss, “A Dog Named Judy” will forever stay in reader’s hearts as they learn the importance of close family ties, and significance of forming an eternal bond.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Frank Deter, Jr. grew up in the hill country of northwest Pennsylvania, where hunting and beagle ownership were a way of life. From his early boyhood he and his family owned and hunted with beagles.

AuthorPhotoAs a young man Frank left home to serve in the United States Marine Corp, after which he pursued a career in Architecture, Engineering, Urban/Regional Planning and Landscape Contracting in the Washington D. C. vicinity.

Upon retirement in 1995, Frank and his wife Alice returned to the Pennsylvania hills where they reside at their country home to this day.

Since retirement, Frank has been active in tree farming, forest management and community service. With his continued passion for outdoor sports, he’s hunted and fished on five continents.

A Dog Named Judy, true in every detail with exception of name substitutions, is the life story of a very exceptional thoroughbred beagle. As well as an outstanding gun dog, Judy was a beloved friend, companion, and family member. She will live eternally in the memories and in the hearts of Frank and his family and all others who shared the privilege of following her through forests and fields.

A Dog Named Judy
by Frank Deter Jr. (Author)
List Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 146 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620066092
ISBN-13: 978-1620066096
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
BISAC:
Pets : Dogs – Breeds
Sports & Recreation : Hunting – General
Juvenile Nonfiction : Animals – Dogs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/A-Dog-Named-Judy-9781620…

Ashley Nichole's haunting photographs and John Nester's poetry featured in "Found. Still Lost."

fsl_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Found. Still Lost, featuring the black and white photography of Ashley Nichole and the verse of John Nester.

Photographer Ashley Nichole explores forbidden and forgotten places with her lens. These black and white images capture scenes of places found, but still lost to time. Ashley and poet John M. Nester assign verse to these images, envisioning situations that may or may not have been.

About Ashley Nichole:
Just a girl with a love of memories and moments. Black and white darkroom photography was my first love – the one I never got over.

BOOK RELEASE PARTY & ART EXHIBIT:
A book release party and exhibition of Ashley’s photographs will be held at the 2nd Floor Gallery at 105 S Market St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 on Saturday July 18 from 6 to 9 PM. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Found. Still Lost.
by Ashley Nichole (Author, Photographer), John M. Nester (Author)
List Price: $19.95
Hardcover: 50 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (May 29, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620066025
ISBN-13: 978-1620066027
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces
BISAC: PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Artists’ Books

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Found-Still-Lost-9781620…

Cranbrook crowned, but Rommel takes tops fiction among Sunbury Press bestsellers

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May, 2015. The Cranbrook Schools took the top spot with their Women of the Worldanthology. Chris Papst’s Capital Murder held strong at #2. Along the Bethel Trail, by the Friends of Bethel, showed at #3. Keith Rommel’s newly released The Devil Tree led Fiction from the 4 spot.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Women Who Changed the World Cranbrook Schools YA Biography
2 1 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
3 2 Along the Bethel Trail Friends of Bethel AME History
4 NEW The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
5 16 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
6 7 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 Rockabilly Rebel Mack Allen Smith Music History
8 At the End of the Day Madelyn Killion Literary Fiction
9 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen Historical Fiction
10 24 The Fossils of Blackberry Hill Kenneth Gass Paleontology
11 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
12 6 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
13 21 H Is for Hershey Heather Paterno Childrens
14 22 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
15 Keystone Tombstones Philadelphia Region Farrell and Farley Biography
16 NEW Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
17 13 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
18 Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Medical Memoir
19 The Oxygen Factory Renee des Lauriers YA Thriller
20 Ambush at Dry Bone Gulch Sid Davis Western
21 The View from Four Foot Two Judi Markowitz Medical Memoir
22 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
23 Well I’ll Be Hanged Tim Dempsey History
24 23 That Night at Surigao M Ernest Marshall History
25 27 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
26 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Medical Memoir
27 30 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
28 17 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
29 25 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
30 29 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History

wwctw_fcWhat a month! The company had its best month ever, topping March’s record. Compared to last May, sales more than doubled. YTD Sales are up 82% from last year. Hardcover books have grown to a 43% share of sales. EBooks recovered a bit this month, tracking at 4.2% of sales. Trade paperbacks slipped to 45%.

Women Who Changed the World, by the Cranbrook Schools, grabbed the top spot thanks to a promotion at the end of the school year. Chris Papst’s Capital Murder held strong due to author activity and breaking news about the Harrisburg financial scandal. Along the Bethel Trail, by the Friends of the Bethel AME, was helped by its release party at the Simon Cameron Mansion in Harrisburg. Keith Rommel’s The Devil Tree debuted at #4 thanks to author appearances in Florida. Terry Ray’s popular The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs vaulted to #5 thanks to MUFON activities. Alan Mindell’s sports novels The B Team (#6) and The Closer (#11) were bolstered by author appearances and interest in The Kentucky Derby. Mack Allen Smith’s Rockabilly Rebel returned to the charts at #7 thanks to author activities. Madelyn Killion’s At the End of the Day took #8 thanks to author activities. Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaoga returned to the chart at #9 due to author appearances. Kenneth Gass’s The Fossils of Blackberry Hill was climbing the charts to #10 before it was withdrawn from publication. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, held at #12, thanks to ongoing interest in the lost aviatrix. Heather Paterno’s H Is for Hershey rose to #13 due to sales in the Hershey region. Dennis Herrick moved up to #14 with his Winter of the Metal People. The book is popular in New Mexico. The Joes, Farrell and Farley, grabbed #15 due to regional interest in with their recently-released Keystone Tombstones Philadelphia Region. Bridget tdt_fcSmith’s new historical novel Where Elephants Fought charted at #16 thanks to sales in Mississippi. Anthony Julian’s ever-present Pit Bulls charted again at #17 because of ongoing interest in the subject matter. Ken Mercurio’s Head Over Wheels returned to the rankings at #18 thanks to author activities. YA Thriller, The Oxygen Factory, by Renee des Lauriers found #19 thanks to author events. Sid Davis’s western, Ambush at Dry Bone Gulch, took #20 due to author interest. The View from Four Foot Two, by Judi Markowitz, returned to the rankings at #21 thanks to author activity. Call Sign Dracula, the Vietnam memoir by Joe Fair, continued to chart at #22 thanks to steady sales in bookstores. Tim Dempsey’s Well I’ll Be Hanged charted at #23 thanks to author activities.  Ernie Marshall’s That Night at Surigao maintained #24 thanks to interest in the last fight between battleships in WW2. John L. Moore grabbed the four spots #’s 25, 27, 29 & 30 with 4 of the 8 books in his Frontier Pennsylvania Series. Interest remains strong from local bookstores and retailers. Brandon Musgrave’s medical school memoir Hour 30 took #26 thanks to steady ebook sales. Jess Steven Hughes was at #28 with The Sign of the Eagle. Hughes continues to benefit from his regular bookstore events.

The company released four new titles during the month of May.

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for May, 2015
Women Who Changed the World Cranbrook Schools YA Biography
Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
Plain and Deadly Barbara Workinger Murder Mystery
The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

For a list of Sunbury’s best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm