“The 1932 New York Yankees” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 eBooks for April/May 2020

“The 1932 New York Yankees” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 eBooks for April/May 2020

Sunbury Press TOP 100 eBooks (April – May 2020)
# Imp Author — Title Imprint
1 * Ronald Mayer – The 1932 New York Yankees Sunbury Press
2 * Gerri Almand – The Reluctant RV Wife Brown Posey Press
3 Dan Joseph — Last Ride of the Iron Horse Sunbury Press
4 Lawrence Knorr, et al — After the Pandemic Sunbury Press
5 Jessica Weible — Dead Letters — Sunbury Press
6 Mike Campbell – Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last  2 ed Sunbury Press
7 Linda Schwab — Displaced — Sunbury Press
8 Joe Fair – Call Sign Dracula Sunbury Press
9 Mark Pendergrast – The Most Hated Man in America Sunbury Press
10 William Cook — Collision Course Sunbury Press
11 * Chris Fenwick — Fae — Hellbender Books
12 Paula Tucker – Surviving: A Kent State Memoir.. Sunbury Press
13 Chris Fenwick – Wolf Hellbender Books
14 Lawrence Knorr – Gettysburg Eddie Sunbury Press
15 Cynthia & W J Royce — The Road to Villa Page — Sunbury Press
16 * Barry Libin – The Vatican’s Vault Milford House Press
17 Doug Beed – Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam – Sunbury Press
18 Jerry Roth — Bottom Feeders Hellbender Books
19 Charles Kniffen – Fifty Years in a Fox Hole Sunbury Press
20 Jason Altmire – Dead Center Sunbury Press
21 Tom Copeland — My War and Welcome to It — Sunbury Press
22 Kristen Cunnane – Undoing Jane Doe Sunbury Press
23 * Fortress Publishing — Satan’s Petting Zoo — Verboten Books
24 Oxana Lapchuk — The Journalist — Sunbury Press
25 Glenn Schwartz — The Weathermaker — Milford House Press
26 Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California  K… Sunbury Press
27 * Michele Livingston – Living in the Afterlife Ars Metaphysica
28 John Rayburn — The Remarkable Big Band Era Sunbury Press
29 Brad Bumsted – Keystone Corruption Continues Sunbury Press
30 Jyssica Schwartz – You Are Not Alone Sunbury Press
31 * Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists Oxford Southern
32 Peter Gibbs — Murder at Henrys Fork — Milford House Press
33 William & Amy Blocher — Holocaust’s Child Sunbury Press
34 Mark Singel — The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens — Milford House Press
35 John Scanlan – Of Guilt and Innocence Milford House Press
36 Matt Ritter – Rainwalkers Brown Posey Press
37 Mark Carlson – The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422  Ki… Sunbury Press
38 Idle Minds — Pennsylvania Patriots — Sunbury Press
39 John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra Milford House Press
40 Virginia Rafferty – The Road to Lattimer Milford House Press
41 Michael Hawley – The Ripper’s Haunts Sunbury Press
42 Sharon Marchisello — Secrets of the Galapagos — Milford House Press
43 Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them Sunbury Press
44 J A Walsh – Purpose of Evasion Milford House Press
45 Cheryl Brooks – Chicken Bone Beach Sunbury Press
46 Larry Lehmer — Bandstandland Sunbury Press
47 Oliver Seneca — When the Sky Goes Dark Hellbender Books
48 Virginia Brackett — In the Company of Patriots — Sunbury Press
49 Scott Stevens — Twister Town Milford House Press
50 Victor Hart — Crossing with the Clarks Sunbury Press
51 Maryka Biaggio – Eden Waits Milford House Press
52 Carol Vento – The Hidden Legacy of World War II Sunbury Press
53 Dennis Herrick – Winter of the Metal People Milford House Press
54 Marlin Bressi – Pennsylvania Oddities Sunbury Press
55 Michele Livingston – Inspirational Creatures Ars Metaphysica
56 Miles Richards — Wrestling with George — Sunbury Press
57 Chris Williams — Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories … Sunbury Press
58 Jim Dohren — Windy City Stories — Brown Posey Press
59 William Lemanski – Lost in the Shadow of Fame Sunbury Press
60 Karim El Koussa – The Phoenician Code 2 ed Ars Metaphysica
61 Hugh Fox – Who, Me? Sunbury Press
62 Mark Mitten – Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Milford House Press
63 William Cook – Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s Sunbury Press
64 Joan West – Dying for Vengeance Milford House Press
65 Gronsky & Bohner – A Short Season Sunbury Press
66 Sharon Marchisello – Going Home Milford House Press
67 Nancy Williams — Pig — Milford House Press
68 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Autumn Milford House Press
69 William Cook – Diamond Madness Sunbury Press
70 Joan West – Courting Doubt & Darkness Milford House Press
71 Karim El Koussa – Pythagoras the Mathemagician Ars Metaphysica
72 Michael Hawley – Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety   … Sunbury Press
73 Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician Ars Metaphysica
74 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales Sunbury Press
75 William F Lee – Ded Reckoning Milford House Press
76 L D Knorr – The Leviticus Mission Milford House Press
77 John Scanlan – Victims of Circumstance Milford House Press
78 Karen Severson – Look, I Shrunk Grandma Sunbury Press
79 Helga Rist — The Blood Letter Sunbury Press
80 John L Moore — Against the Ice Sunbury Press
81 Eileen Obser — Only You — Brown Posey Press
82 Ben Myers — American Citizen — Sunbury Press
83 Sam Zygner — Baseball Under the Palms — Sunbury Press
84 PJ Piccirillo – The Indigo Scarf Brown Posey Press
85 Kyle Alexander Romines – The Keeper of the Crows Hellbender Books
86 Van Carter – REMF Sunbury Press
87 * Arthur Graeff — Conrad Weiser — Distelfink Press
88 John Cressler – Fortune’s Lament Milford House Press
89 Christina Burns – The Journey Called Life Sunbury Press
90 Joan West – Darkness at First Light Milford House Press
91 Idle Minds — Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 — Sunbury Press
92 Steve Kious – Sherlock Holmes and the Crater Lake Adventure Milford House Press
93 John Cressler – Shadows in the Shining City Milford House Press
94 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 2 Sunbury Press
95 Alan Mindell – The B Team Milford House Press
96 Joe Farley – Trumpet Call to Victory Sunbury Press
97 Michele Livingston — Spiritual Treasures Ars Metaphysica
98 Phyllis Hochstetler – Behind Barbed Wire & High Fences Sunbury Press
99 Fortress Pub – The Devil’s Grasp Hellbender Books
100 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 5 Sunbury Press
“After the Pandemic” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 print books for April/May 2020

“After the Pandemic” #1 on Sunbury Press TOP 100 print books for April/May 2020

Sunbury Press TOP 100 Print Books (April – May 2020)
# Imp Author — Title Imprint
1 * Knorr, et al — After the Pandemic Sunbury Press
2 * Clemmie Whatley — The Chubbs Oxford Southern
3 Jessica Weible — Dead Letters Sunbury Press
4 Helga Rist — The Blood Letter Sunbury Press
5 Dan Joseph – Last Ride of the Iron Horse Sunbury Press
6 * Jerry Roth — Bottom Feeders Hellbender Books
7 * JC Gatlin – H_NGM_N Milford House Press
8 John L Moore — Against the Ice Sunbury Press
9 Linda Schwab — Displaced Sunbury Press
10 * Gerri Almand – The Reluctant RV Wife Brown Posey Press
11 John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra Milford House Press
12 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Winter Milford House Press
13 Ronald Mayer – The 1932 New York Yankees Sunbury Press
14 Mike Campbell – Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last (2 ed Sunbury Press
15 Glenn Schwartz — The Weathermaker Milford House Press
16 William Cook – Collision Course Sunbury Press
17 Chris Williams — Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories Sunbury Press
18 Joe Fair – Call Sign Dracula Sunbury Press
19 Jeff Pappas — Ponies West Sunbury Press
20 Farrell, Farley, & Knorr – Pennsylvania Patriots Sunbury Press
21 Paula Tucker – Surviving: A Kent State Memoir Sunbury Press
22 Tom Copeland – My War and Welcome To It Sunbury Press
23 Lawrence Knorr – A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold … Sunbury Press
24 Marlin Bressi – Pennsylvania Oddities Sunbury Press
25 Rebecca Daniels – Keeping the Lights on for Ike Sunbury Press
26 Heather Paterno – H is for Hershey Sunbury Press
27 * Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician (PB Ars Metaphysica
28 Larry Lehmer – Bandstandland Sunbury Press
29 Knorr & Whatley – The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Sunbury Press
30 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Spring Milford House Press
31 Max Klinger – The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharin… Sunbury Press
32 Cynthia & William Royce — The Road to Villa Page Sunbury Press
33 Daniel Agatino – Mere Catholicism Sunbury Press
34 Jeffrey Zemler — A Family For a Time Oxford Southern
35 Matthews & Blank — What to Do about Mama? 2 ed Sunbury Press
36 Sue McGovern – Raising Monarchs Sunbury Press
37 William Marcum – The Foreman’s Boys Sunbury Press
38 Terry Ray – The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Or… Ars Metaphysica
39 Sheldon Munn – Freemasons at Gettysburg Sunbury Press
40 Mark Pendergrast – The Most Hated Man in America Sunbury Press
41 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Summer Milford House Press
42 Diane McCormick – Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History Sunbury Press
43 Matt Ritter – Rainwalkers Brown Posey Press
44 James Dohren — Windy City Stories Brown Posey Press
45 George Donehoo – Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania Sunbury Press
46 Dennis Clausen – The Sins of Rachel Sims Brown Posey Press
47 Mark Singel – The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens Milford House Press
48 Lawrence Knorr – Gettysburg Eddie Sunbury Press
49 Virginia Brackett – In the Company of Patriots Sunbury Press
50 Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists Oxford Southern
51 Jess Steven Hughes – The Wolf of Britannia Part I Milford House Press
52 Jess Steven Hughes – The Peacekeeper Milford House Press
53 Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them Sunbury Press
54 Mark Carlson – The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Sunbury Press
55 Sam Zygner – Baseball Under the Palms Sunbury Press
56 Guy Graybill – Prohibition’s Prince Sunbury Press
57 Kristen Cunnane – Undoing Jane Doe Sunbury Press
58 Donald Dewey — Franchisement Milford House Press
59 John L Moore – Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks Sunbury Press
60 Oxana Lapchuk – The Journalist Sunbury Press
61 Michelle Hoffer – The ABCs of Narcissism Ars Metaphysica
62 Cheryl Brooks – Chicken Bone Beach Sunbury Press
63 John Cressler – Shadows in the Shining City Milford House Press
64 * Fortress Pub — Satan’s Petting Zoo Verboten Books
65 William Lemanski – Lost in the Shadow of Fame (2 ed Sunbury Press
66 Jon Hochschartner – Ingrid Newkirk: A Biography of PETA’s Founder Sunbury Press
67 John Lindermuth – Digging Dusky Diamonds Sunbury Press
68 Farrell & Farley — Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 Sunbury Press
69 John Cressler – Fortune’s Lament – (PB Milford House Press
70 Benjamin Myers – American Citizen Sunbury Press
71 John Cressler – Emeralds of the Alhambra Milford House Press
72 Gronsky & Bohner – A Short Season Sunbury Press
73 Amy & William Blocher – Holocaust’s Child Sunbury Press
74 Sherry Knowlton – Dead of Autumn Milford House Press
75 Arthur Hoyle — Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits Sunbury Press
76 Joe Carvalko – Death by Internet Milford House Press
77 Maryka Biaggio – Eden Waits Milford House Press
78 Virginia Rafferty – The Road to Lattimer Milford House Press
79 BANG – The BANG Story Sunbury Press
80 Clarissa Jacobson – I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It Sunbury Press
81 Karim El Koussa – Jesus the Phoenician (HC Ars Metaphysica
82 Victor Hart — Crossing with the Clarks Sunbury Press
83 John L Moore – Bows, Bullets, & Bears Sunbury Press
84 PJ Piccirillo – The Indigo Scarf Brown Posey Press
85 Gratz Historical Society – History of Lykens Township Volume 1 Sunbury Press
86 Karim El Koussa – The Phoenician Code 2 ed Ars Metaphysica
87 Peter Gibbs — Murder at Henry’s Fork Milford House Press
88 Oliver Seneca – When the Sky Goes Dark Hellbender Books
89 John L Moore – Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires Sunbury Press
90 Carol Vento – The Hidden Legacy of World War II Sunbury Press
91 * J G Hohman – Der Lange Verborgene Freund: The Original German Vers… Distelfink Press
92 Farrell & Farley — Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 (e ed Sunbury Press
93 Karen Severson – Look, I Shrunk Grandma Sunbury Press
94 John L Moore – Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes Sunbury Press
95 Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California Sunbury Press
96 Michael Hawley – Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Sunbury Press
97 Miles Richards – Wrestling with George … Sunbury Press
98 Keith Pickering – The Lost Island of Columbus Sunbury Press
99 Josh Penzone – The Court of Vintage Woods Brown Posey Press
100 David Parmalee – The Sea is a Thief Milford House Press
Arthur Hoyle’s “Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

Arthur Hoyle’s “Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

SUNBURY PRESS / DISTELFINK PRESS / OXFORD SOUTHERN – Bestsellers for March 2020 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits Arthur Hoyle Biography
2 Do You Without Them Calvin Richardson Autobiography
3 7 The Blood Letter Helga Rist Memoir
4 1 Displaced Linda Schwab Holocaust Memoir
5 6 The Last Ride of the Iron Horse Dan Joseph Baseball History
6 NEW The Road to Villa Page Cynthia & William Royce Travel Memoir
7 Pennsylvania Patriots Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
8 NEW Ponies West Jeff Pappas Memoir
9 9 The Foreman’s Boys William Marcum History
10 20 Collision Course William Cook Basketball
11 NEW Crossing with the Clarks Victor Hart History
12 25 What Springs of Rain Lindsay Lough Nature
13 12 Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath Barbara Mancini Memoir
14 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
15 18 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
16 The 1932 New York Yankees Ronald Mayer Baseball History
17 28 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
18 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Phyllis Hochstetler WW2 Memoir
19 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
20 8 The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens Mark Singel History
21 The Most Hated Man in America Mark Pendergrast True Crime
22 10 The Journalist Oxana Lapchuk Holocaust Memoir
23 3 Surviving: A Kent State Memoir Paula Tucker Memoir
24 My War and Welcome to It Tom Copeland Vietnam Memoir
25 22 In the Company of Patriots Virginia Brackett Biography
26 Wrestling with George Miles Richards History
27 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski Biography
28 Terminal Disaster Radic & Fontana Business
29 27 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
30 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball History

Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits: Americans Against the Grain takes the reader on a journey across American history, from the colonial period to the present, through the life stories of exceptional men and women who have responded in unconventional ways to the challenges and circumstances of their time and place. The journey begins in Puritan New England, where the country’s roots were planted. It then visits America’s war of independence, before following the path of westward migration. It explores the struggle over slavery and the impact of the industrial revolution on the quality of American life. Chapters on the twentieth century take up the issues of war, alienation, and social inequity that haunt the American dream. The journey ends as we wrestle with the challenge of climate change and its implications for our economic system and agriculture.

The cast of characters reflects the diversity of the people who make up the American melting pot–Northern Europeans, Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, and Native Americans. Although these individuals represent widely varying cultural traditions and beliefs, they share a commitment to upholding the promise of liberty, equality, and opportunity that the New World held out to the Old. Their life stories, though often at variance with the direction of the mainstream society around them, exhibit certain enduring qualities of the American character–courage, experimentation, creativity, independence, compassion¾qualities that make them exemplars.

INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME:

  • Roger Williams: The First American
  • Anne Bradstreet: The First American Poet
  • Thomas Paine: The Voice of Revolution
  • Josiah Gregg: A Wanderer on the Prairie
  • William and Ellen Craft: Runaways To Freedom
  • Thorstein Veblen: An Adam Longing for Eden
  • Thomas Merton: The Restless Hermit
  • Brummett Echohawk: Plains Warrior
  • Judith Baca: Chicana Muralist
  • Warren Brush and Cynthia Harvan-Brush:.Revolution from the Ground Up

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

“We need a book like this at the current moment” — Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus, Columbia University.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Arthur Hoyle is a writer, educator, and independent filmmaker. His documentary films have won numerous awards and have aired on PBS, and he received a media grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Before becoming an author, he produced corporate communications materials in print and video for a broad array of clients. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and taught English, coached tennis, and served as an administrator in independent schools. He currently volunteers as a naturalist in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, leading interpretive walks on Chumash Indian culture. His biography of Henry Miller, The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur, was published in March 2014 by Skyhorse/Arcade. He has also published essays in Huffington Post, Empty MirrorAcross the Margin, Counterpunch, and AIOTB: As It Ought To Be. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

by Arthur Hoyle
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x .8
9781620062418
288 Pages
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz’s “The Weathermaker” repeats as Milford House Press bestseller for March

Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz’s “The Weathermaker” repeats as Milford House Press bestseller for March

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS  – Bestsellers for March 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Weathermaker Glenn Schwartz Climate Fiction
2 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical
3 NEW The Devil’s Palm Bob Knapp Murder Mystery
4 12 Voyage to the Planet of the Giant Bugs Wil Falconer Science Fiction
5 Purpose of Evasion J A Walsh Spy Thriller
6 The Survival of Sarah Landing Margaret Meacham Murder Mystery
7 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical
8 The Ghosts of Laurelford Margaret Meacham YA Mystery
9 7 The Road to Lattimer Virginia Rafferty Historical
10 10 The Vatican’s Vault Barry Libin Murder Mystery
11 15 Murder at Henry’s Fork Peter Gibbs Murder Mystery
12 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical
13 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical
14 NEW The Boater’s Club Deanne Baker YA Adventure
15 4 Secrets of the Galapagos Sharon Marchisello Murder Mystery

His father warned him not to do it. Neil Stephenson can control the weather—but should he? He is already a rising star TV meteorologist in Baltimore. During a snowstorm that isn’t producing as much snow as predicted, Neil discovers his gift: he can make the snow increase or decrease and make it start or stop raining.

The latest science shows that extreme weather has increased in frequency and severity due to climate change. Being able to prevent some of those disasters sounds great, but… weakening one hurricane in the Atlantic could strengthen a typhoon in the Pacific. Preventing floods in one country might lead to drought next door (“They stole our rain!”).

Neil is torn between preventing disasters that save the insurance industry billions and saving lives from drought in Africa. The most famous actress in Hollywood seduces him so he will do the latter. The military and organized crime want to use him, too. He becomes a national hero to many. On the other hand, lawsuits, criminal charges, and even death threats follow his actions.

The Weathermaker is a “cli-fi” genre-bending thriller, with the action aspects of Twister. It shows the tragic aspects of climate change (like The Day After Tomorrow) and “the cure is worse than the disease” (Snowpiercer). There is also evidence that controlling nature can lead to disaster (Jurassic Park). The added bonus is that the author is a meteorologist, and the science is accurate. Plus, 40 years on TV has given him lots of “inside TV news” stories.

What Others Are Saying:

Science doesn’t only belong in conferences and textbooks. It needs to be accessible to the public. The climate and extreme weather affect almost every aspect of our lives, yet the only scientist that many people encounter daily is their favorite TV meteorologists. Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is a respected and acclaimed scientist and communicator that has offered up a fascinating fictional narrative anchored in science. It is sneaky, effective and entertaining way to share weather and climate science to the masses. — Dr. Marshall Shepherd; Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography; Director, UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program; Full Professor, Department of Geography

The Weathermaker is both a cli-fi thriller and a who-dun-it, written by a professional TV meteorologist. In this age of eco-anxiety over floods, droughts and hurricanes, this novel is both a grippping read and an entertaining wake up call. — Dan Bloom, editor, The Cli-Fi Report

Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz gives us that true rarity in fiction: an entertaining story that also has great meteorology. Tornadoes, droughts, hurricanes, winter storms, and how climate change may be affecting them are all featured as the hero meteorologist travels the world. And the Hurricane Hunters should definitely not repeat the type of hurricane flight featured in The Weathermaker! — Dr. Jeff Masters, former Hurricane Hunter, co-founder of Weather Underground, and extreme weather and climate change writer for Scientific American

People are fascinated by meteorological phenomena, and Hurricane Schwartz has taken explaining extreme weather to another level. The Weathermaker is not just a page-turner, it showcases the ability of a science communicator to help people connect the dots. — John Morales, CBM, CCM, AMS Fellow Chief Meteorologist, WTVJ NBC 6, Miami, @JohnMoralesNBC6

It has been said that “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”. In The Weathermaker, however, Philadelphia’s legendary TV Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz spins an entertaining yarn about a meteorologist who does indeed do something about the weather. And in the process, Schwartz tells a cautionary tale about the threats posed both by human-caused climate change and perilous “geoengineering” quick fixes that have been proposed to deal with it. — Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University and author of The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Destroying the Planet, Ruining our Politics, and Driving us Crazy

The popular meme that truth is stranger than fiction often holds true. But in the increasingly strange world of long-term climate change and every-day weather — and especially in the words of a masterful practitioner and communicator of both — one can only hope that “Hurricane” Schwartrz’s story-telling remains just that: engrossing and creative fictiion, with a clarity and sense of purpose that sucks the reader in with tornadic zest. If his Weathermakers really come to be, we’ll all be in for far more than just stormy days ahead, but at least this wizened Philadelphia weathercaster will have given us a few needed laughs along the way. — Bud Ward, veteran journalist and Editor, Yale Climate Connections

About the Author:

Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, doing the weather on TV for 40 years of his 47-year career. His specialty has been in forecasting and severe weather, especially hurricanes. He co-authored the award-winning “Philadelphia Area Weather Book” in 2002 and was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2010.

He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Meteorology in 1972. His first forecasting job was at AccuWeather. From there, he went to the National Weather Service at the National Hurricane Center, working with many internationally-recognized authorities. After transferring to the NWS office in Atlanta, his title became “Disaster Preparedness Meteorologist” for the state of Georgia.

Glenn was recruited into TV in 1979 after doing a live interview on WAGA-TV in Atlanta as Hurricane Frederick approached. He has also worked in several other TV stations around the country. He covered Hurricane Andrew on his first day at WINK-TV in Ft. Myers and returned to his hometown of Philadelphia in 1995 where he has been a widely-recognized on-air presence in commercial television for the past 24 years.

In 1985-86 he became the first “storm chaser” at The Weather Channel and was one of their designated “Hurricane Specialists.” He got his nickname in New York City after an anchor saw video of him being blown around during one of his hurricane chases. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife, Sherry, and is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fanatic.

by Glenn Schwartz
MILFORD HOUSE PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620062586
194 Pages
FICTION / Action & Adventure
FICTION / Disaster
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Koscienski & Pisano take the top spot at Hellbender Books / Verboten Books for March with “Satan’s Petting Zoo”

Koscienski & Pisano take the top spot at Hellbender Books / Verboten Books for March with “Satan’s Petting Zoo”

HELLBENDER/VERBOTEN BOOKS  – Bestsellers for March 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Satan’s Petting Zoo Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Dark Humor
2 The Devil’s Grasp Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Dark Fantasy
3 Fae Chris Fenwick Supernatural Thriller
4 2 Wolf Chris Fenwick Supernatural Thriller
5 3 When the Sky Goes Dark Oliver Seneca Techno Thriller

Your inner beast may be an unpleasant surprise …

Chad and his friends have a bully problem. The quarterback who harassed them for years is now on their college football team and eager to pick up where he left off. The Ink Stains, a gang of local thugs, offer to help Chad. He’s grateful until he learns the truth – they are a pack of lycanthropes who slaughter and eat a few of the tormenting football players. Chad and his friends have fallen prey to all new problems.

In a misguided attempt to take control of their lives by releasing their own inner beasts, Chad and his friends discover a way to become lycanthropes. When they change, they do not transform into the powerful werecreatures they had hoped. Instead, their inner beasts are a rabbit, a pheasant, a ferret, and an ox. Life has taken a turn for the worst.

The Ink Stains are anxious to eat them. A group of football players want revenge for their missing teammates. A pair of lycanthrope hunters with dubious intentions could help them or turn on them. They’re still trying to keep this a secret from their parents. It’s one thing to act like an animal, but what happens when you become one?

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

“Say hello to my furry little friends!” — Baron Wertheimer, socialite and author of snobby art books

“If you’ve ever decided to stand up to a bully, failed gloriously but never given up — choosing self-induced lycanthropy may not be the best answer, as Chad and his friends discover. A humorous, gory look at how becoming the best you can be may require several tries.” — Jeff Young, author of Spirit Seeker

“Gather round, boys and girls, for a wonderful little story about some furry creatures …. alas I introduce to you: Satan’s Petting Zoo!” — Brahm Stroker, author of the Rated Z series

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano skulk the realms of south, central Pennsylvania. Brian developed a love of writing from countless hours of reading comic books and losing himself in the worlds and adventures found within their colorful pages. In tenth grade, Chris was discouraged by his English teacher from reading H.P. Lovecraft, and being a naturally disobedient youth he has been a fan ever since. They have logged many hours writing novels, stories, articles, comic books, reviews, and the occasional ridiculous haiku. To find out where they may be skulking next, visit them at www.novelguys.com.  If you happen to see them at one of the various conventions they participate in, feel free to stop by their table and say, “Hi.” They’re harmless!

by Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano
VERBOTEN BOOKS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620063934
250 pages
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Fantasy / Humorous
Fiction / Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Humorous / Black Humor
Karim El Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for March

Karim El Koussa’s “Jesus the Phoenician” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for March

ARS METAPHYSICA  – Bestsellers for March 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 4 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Religious History
2 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
3 The Phoenician Code Karim El Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
4 The ABCs of Narcissism Michelle Hoffer Self-Help
5 2 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical

Could it be possible that Jesus was not Jewish? What would that mean to the faithful? Jesus the Phoenician exposes, among other unprecedented certitudes, the origin of the Jewish faith and the true hidden identity of Jesus Christ.

Though the author claims no theological degree, as a Christian and a writer he has read and researched extensively and compiled a sound, compelling argument that the traditionally accepted story of Jesus the Jew, though largely undisputed by the faithful in favor of the biblical version, is actually an impossibility. By investigating the etymology of the name, Jesus, other questions arise regarding the incompatibility between the Great Annunciation and traditional Jewish practices, as well as the true lineage of the family of the Messiah. Then, by examining the lives of the family, friends, and Disciples of Jesus, the circumstances of Jesus’ birth are challenged, establishing which Bethlehem the child savior was born in and substantiating the origins—Galilean or Jewish—of Jesus and his Disciples. Furthermore, based on a new understanding of the true origins of Jesus and his apostles, Jesus the Phoenician reveals the truth about Jesus by showing the many holes in the traditional Jewish and biblical history that point to Jesus having been a Jew. And, finally, the reader is asked to consider the validity of the typically dismissed sources, the Apocrypha, the ex-biblical texts that suggest and support the theory of Jesus the Phoenician.

By investigating and analyzing the Old and New Testaments, as well as numerous other books, Apocrypha, and scholarly sources, Jesus the Phoenician systematically debunks the traditionally accepted Jewish story of Jesus and synthesizes a groundbreaking explanation for this historical and theological blunder. By delving into the history of the Canaano-Phoenicians and disproving the accuracy of the established story of Jesus Christ, Jesus the Phoenician begs the reader to think outside of biblical tradition and to consider, as have scholars, theologians, and writers throughout history, the proof herein that denies the identity of Jesus the Jew.

CONTENTS:

  • Part I
    • Etymology of the Savior’s Name
    • The Great Annunciation
    • The Family of Jesus
  • Part II
    • The Geographical Region: Mt. Carmel & Bet-Lahem of Galilee
    • The Historical Evidence of Jesus the Galilean
    • The Galilean Disciples of Jesus
  • Part III
    • The Cultural and Religious Entourage at the Time of Jesus
    • The Hypothetical Jesus the Jew Fails to Prove Himself Once Again
    • Which God and What Temple?
  • Part IV
    • The Extra-New Testament Sources
    • The Church New Testament
    • The Religion and Theology of Jesus the Phoenician
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix:
  • Maps
    • Authentic Maps of the Phoenician Bethlehem Bet(h)-Lahem (House of Bread)
    • Map 1 – Section of “Palestine”
    • Map 2 – Section of ancient “Soria”
    • (This is a section of the first scientific map of Syria (meaning Phoenicia). It was drawn by the geographer Ptolemy around 150 AD, basing it on the work of Arastonis and Marinos of Tyre.)
    • Map 3 – Section of “Bird’s Eye View of the Holy Land”
    • Map 4 – Section of “Israel”
  • Pictures
    • The Grotto of Makadoushi where Virgin Lady Maryām waited for her son to return from his missionary journeys in Jerusalem
    • The Lebanese Kana or Qana: the place of origin of the Virgin Lady Maryām and the famous wedding of Kana where the first miracle of turning water into wine occurred
  • Tables
    • Table 1 – Yāwshu Family Tree
    • Table 2 – The Apostles
    • Table 3 – The Approximate Timeline of the Most Important Christian Events and the Development of the Church New Testament

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

«The New Testament is a Phoenician call that has nothing to do with the Jewish religion. Conclusively, Jesus was not the son of David nor was he Jewish, but Canaanite/Phoenician. His Father was not YHWH but Ēl-Ēlyon. His name “Immanuel,” as written in the New Testament, does not mean “YHWH with us” but “Ēl (God) with us.” In his 342 pages book, author Karim El Koussa is going to decode the Old Testament and New Testament, passing by Apocryphal works, tens of books and hundreds of references, using the geography of the region at the time along with the etymology of names and places to support his theory. A lot of research related to the subject is yet to be done, meanwhile, his book will cause more spilled ink.» — Lebanese Senior Culture Editor, Maroun Salhani, wrote during a review of the book and an interview with the author on NOW. Lebanon, February 1, 2014.
«This is a highly controversial subject. Karim’s thesis is revolutionary but quite possibly true. He sets out to prove by the Bible itself – New and Old Testaments – that Jesus of Nazareth was not a Jew and that the God he called “his Father” was the Canaanite “EL”, not the Jewish YHVH. (Jehova). This should be a very provocative and enlightening discussion — so tune in and get Salvation Phoenician style.» — American author and Host Poke Runyon reviewing and discussing the new book by the Lebanese Christian author Karim el Koussa «Jesus the Phoenician» on Radio (blogtalkradio) in a program called The Hermetic Hour, January 9, 2014.

9 x 6

348 pages  w/maps and photos

James Dohren’s “Windy City Stories” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for March

James Dohren’s “Windy City Stories” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for March

BROWN POSEY PRESS  – Bestsellers for March 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Windy City Stories James Dohren History
2 2 The Reluctant RV Wife Gerri Almand Travel Memoir
3 1 Rainwalkers Matt Ritter Climate Fiction
4 5 The Court of Vintage Woods Josh Penzone Literary Fiction
5 Searching for Roy Buchanan Tory Gates YA Literary Fiction

Windy City Stories is a gathering of non-fiction stories created by the author, James Dohren, with the intent of making one of the greatest cities in the world memorable to visitors as well as life-long residents. Inside Windy City Stories the reader will discover scoundrels and visionaries, music and technology, great beauty and great terror, names famous and those lost to popular knowledge. The author has chosen his stories randomly to avoid the familiar and mundane with enjoyable and informative narratives which give depth and breadth to the twenty subjects found in his book. Even stories with seemingly familiar subjects will contain content which will inform and surprise. The author has written his stories in a light and often humorous vein when the subject allows or a darker style when the subject is more serious. You will find this a highly readable book.

CONTENTS:

  • “The 77”: Chicago’s Neighborhoods
  • Getting Around Town: Chicago’s Street Railroads
  • The Windy City: Chicago Political Conventions
  • The City by the Lake: Chicago’s Front Yard
  • A Chicago Lakefront Gem: The Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Lakefront Legacy of Lenox Lohr
  • Vanity Fair
  • From Pleasure to Terror: Part One—The Iroquois Theater Fire
  • From Pleasure to Terror: Part Two—The Sinking of the SS Eastland
  • Chicago in the Air: A Tale of Three Airports
  • The Show Is Over: Chicago Neighborhood Movie Palaces
  • “Laugh Your Troubles Away”: Thrills and Chills at Riverview Amusement Park
  • A Captain’s Nation: Streeterville
  • The River Now Runs to the Sea
  • Chicago’s Railroads Sinks to New Depths: The Chicago RR CTA Subway and The Great Chicago Flood
  • Fire on the Water: The Terrible Crib Disaster of 1909
  • Chicago on the Air: Early Chicago Radio and Television
  • The Prairie Farmer Station: The WLS National Barn Dance
  • The Windy City’s Musical Gift to the World: Chicago Style Blues
  • Building the Ike: Construction of the Eisenhower Expressway
  • Spooky Chicago: Ghosts, Graveyards, Tragedy, and Murder

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Dohren is a long-retired public school history and government teacher. He grew up in Aurora , Illinois and taught 33 years in Downers Grove, IL. He and his wife of 52 years split their year between an independent living facility in Lancaster,PA and their winter home in a retirement community in Central Florida. James and his wife, Susan, have two daughters. Jen is a IT leader working for the Disney corporation in Orlando. Sarah is a vet tech in Lancaster.

James has a long-time affinity and experience with Old Time Radio. Once a month during the winter he prepares and presents an OTR program  for friends featuring shows and background information. He is a successful free-lance writer specializing in memoir pieces for nostalgia magazines. He has one previously published book, Letters From A Shoebox published by Sunbury Press. It is based on a collection of Civil War battlefield and home front letters with commentary.

James enjoys volunteering. After his retirement while still living in Illinois he was a generalist interpreter at a working history farm. He took central roles in Independence Day and Decoration Day programs as well as weekly activities. He also worked on a crew which fought invasive  plants on a  wetland prairie. In PA he volunteers at the acclaimed Landis Valley Museum and Farm where again he is an interpreter of the country store and the Landis Brothers House. James enjoys trivia games and is really good at Jeopardy.

by Jim Dohren
BROWN POSEY PRESS
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x .5
9781620063378
176 Pages
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest
HISTORY / Modern / General
Linda Schwab and Todd Mealy’s “Displaced” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for February

Linda Schwab and Todd Mealy’s “Displaced” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for February

SUNBURY PRESS / DISTELFINK PRESS / OXFORD SOUTHERN – Bestsellers for February 2020 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Displaced Linda Schwab Holocaust Memoir
2 10 I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It? Clarissa Jacobson Self-Help
3 8 Surviving: A Kent State Memoir Paula Tucker Memoir
4 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
5 Baseball Under the Palms Sam Zygner Baseball
6 5 The Last Ride of the Iron Horse Dan Joseph Baseball
7 NEW The Blood Letter Helga Rist Memoir
8 24 The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens Mark Singel History
9 26 The Foreman’s Boys William Marcum History
10 16 The Journalist Oxana Lapchuk Holocaust Memoir
11 As the Paint Dries Carrie Wissler-Thomas History
12 7 Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath Barbara Mancini Memoir
13 NEW Golden Beauty Boss Cheryl Brooks Biography
14 20 Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists Scott Hendrix Science
15 NEW What to Do About Mama? 2 ed Barbara Matthews Self-Help
16 1780: Year of Revenge John L. Moore History
17 29 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
18 11 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
19 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
20 23 Collission Course William Cook Basketball
21 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography
22 In the Company of Patriots Virginia Brackett Biography
23 American Citizen Benjamin Myers Biography
24 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
25 6 What Springs of Rain Lindsay Lough Nature
26 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
27 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
28 15 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
29 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
30 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History

Displaced: A Holocaust Memoir and the Road to a New Beginning

Displaced is Linda Schwab’s Holocaust memoir, a retelling of her experience surviving 18 months in a man-made cave, another year as an exile in Poland and Germany, and three years as a refugee in a displaced persons camp. Just six years old when a band of Nazi soldiers arrived in her tiny shtetl in Myadel, Poland, Linda observed atrocities no child ever needs to witness. With her parents and two brothers, during the summer of 1942, Linda was forcibly relocated into a ghetto where most of the Jewish men were led to the nearby forest and killed in a pogrom. After the massacre, Linda escaped with her family into the Ponar Forest, but only after evading Polish nationals and Nazis that patrolled Poland’s countryside. Deep in the woods, Linda’s family lived in a cave. They survived brutal winters, eluded partisan fighters that might force Linda’s father to leave the family, and remained out of sight from Nazis and Polish police, who at one point, came only feet from their dugout.
Written with historian Todd M. Mealy during a time when Holocaust deniers aim to rehabilitate the Nazi ideology and as roughly 400,000 survivors remain with us, Displaced presents Schwab’s singular voice. Her narrative will help maintain—if not bolster—Holocaust knowledge, as her story of surviving the Polish wilderness during WWII and in a Displaced Persons Camp after the war is unique from most accounts. Displaced will inspire the rest of us to confront hatred in its many forms.
by Linda Schwab and Todd M. Mealy, Ph.D.
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x .8
9781620063866
128 Pages
HISTORY / Holocaust
HISTORY / Jewish
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz’s “The Weathermaker” repeats as Milford House Press bestseller for February

Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz’s “The Weathermaker” repeats as Milford House Press bestseller for February

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS  – Bestsellers for February 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Weathermaker Glenn Schwartz Climate Fiction
2 13 The Ghosts of Saratoga Ossont & Dampf Historical YA
3 15 Miss Feezenschneezen Is Ill David Parmalee YA
4 3 Secrets of the Galapagos Sharon Marchisello Murder Mystery
5 NEW Deadly Roses Scott Stevens Crime Thriller
6 NEW The Eye of the Gargoyle Wendy Webb Murder Mystery
7 10 The Road to Lattimer Virginia Rafferty Historical
8 The Peacekepper Jess Steven Hughes Historical
9 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical
10 9 The Vatican’s Vault Barry Libin Murder Mystery
11 NEW Twister Town Scott Stevens Climate Fiction
12 NEW Voyage to the Planet of the Giant Bugs Wil Falconer Science Fiction
13 Eden Waits Maryka Biaggio Historical
14 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical
15 NEW Murder at Henry’s Fork Peter Gibbs Murder Mystery

His father warned him not to do it. Neil Stephenson can control the weather—but should he? He is already a rising star TV meteorologist in Baltimore. During a snowstorm that isn’t producing as much snow as predicted, Neil discovers his gift: he can make the snow increase or decrease and make it start or stop raining.

The latest science shows that extreme weather has increased in frequency and severity due to climate change. Being able to prevent some of those disasters sounds great, but… weakening one hurricane in the Atlantic could strengthen a typhoon in the Pacific. Preventing floods in one country might lead to drought next door (“They stole our rain!”).

Neil is torn between preventing disasters that save the insurance industry billions and saving lives from drought in Africa. The most famous actress in Hollywood seduces him so he will do the latter. The military and organized crime want to use him, too. He becomes a national hero to many. On the other hand, lawsuits, criminal charges, and even death threats follow his actions.

The Weathermaker is a “cli-fi” genre-bending thriller, with the action aspects of Twister. It shows the tragic aspects of climate change (like The Day After Tomorrow) and “the cure is worse than the disease” (Snowpiercer). There is also evidence that controlling nature can lead to disaster (Jurassic Park). The added bonus is that the author is a meteorologist, and the science is accurate. Plus, 40 years on TV has given him lots of “inside TV news” stories.

What Others Are Saying:

Science doesn’t only belong in conferences and textbooks. It needs to be accessible to the public. The climate and extreme weather affect almost every aspect of our lives, yet the only scientist that many people encounter daily is their favorite TV meteorologists. Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is a respected and acclaimed scientist and communicator that has offered up a fascinating fictional narrative anchored in science. It is sneaky, effective and entertaining way to share weather and climate science to the masses. — Dr. Marshall Shepherd; Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography; Director, UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program; Full Professor, Department of Geography

The Weathermaker is both a cli-fi thriller and a who-dun-it, written by a professional TV meteorologist. In this age of eco-anxiety over floods, droughts and hurricanes, this novel is both a grippping read and an entertaining wake up call. — Dan Bloom, editor, The Cli-Fi Report

Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz gives us that true rarity in fiction: an entertaining story that also has great meteorology. Tornadoes, droughts, hurricanes, winter storms, and how climate change may be affecting them are all featured as the hero meteorologist travels the world. And the Hurricane Hunters should definitely not repeat the type of hurricane flight featured in The Weathermaker! — Dr. Jeff Masters, former Hurricane Hunter, co-founder of Weather Underground, and extreme weather and climate change writer for Scientific American

People are fascinated by meteorological phenomena, and Hurricane Schwartz has taken explaining extreme weather to another level. The Weathermaker is not just a page-turner, it showcases the ability of a science communicator to help people connect the dots. — John Morales, CBM, CCM, AMS Fellow Chief Meteorologist, WTVJ NBC 6, Miami, @JohnMoralesNBC6

It has been said that “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”. In The Weathermaker, however, Philadelphia’s legendary TV Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz spins an entertaining yarn about a meteorologist who does indeed do something about the weather. And in the process, Schwartz tells a cautionary tale about the threats posed both by human-caused climate change and perilous “geoengineering” quick fixes that have been proposed to deal with it. — Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University and author of The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Destroying the Planet, Ruining our Politics, and Driving us Crazy

The popular meme that truth is stranger than fiction often holds true. But in the increasingly strange world of long-term climate change and every-day weather — and especially in the words of a masterful practitioner and communicator of both — one can only hope that “Hurricane” Schwartrz’s story-telling remains just that: engrossing and creative fictiion, with a clarity and sense of purpose that sucks the reader in with tornadic zest. If his Weathermakers really come to be, we’ll all be in for far more than just stormy days ahead, but at least this wizened Philadelphia weathercaster will have given us a few needed laughs along the way. — Bud Ward, veteran journalist and Editor, Yale Climate Connections

About the Author:

Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, doing the weather on TV for 40 years of his 47-year career. His specialty has been in forecasting and severe weather, especially hurricanes. He co-authored the award-winning “Philadelphia Area Weather Book” in 2002 and was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2010.

He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Meteorology in 1972. His first forecasting job was at AccuWeather. From there, he went to the National Weather Service at the National Hurricane Center, working with many internationally-recognized authorities. After transferring to the NWS office in Atlanta, his title became “Disaster Preparedness Meteorologist” for the state of Georgia.

Glenn was recruited into TV in 1979 after doing a live interview on WAGA-TV in Atlanta as Hurricane Frederick approached. He has also worked in several other TV stations around the country. He covered Hurricane Andrew on his first day at WINK-TV in Ft. Myers and returned to his hometown of Philadelphia in 1995 where he has been a widely-recognized on-air presence in commercial television for the past 24 years.

In 1985-86 he became the first “storm chaser” at The Weather Channel and was one of their designated “Hurricane Specialists.” He got his nickname in New York City after an anchor saw video of him being blown around during one of his hurricane chases. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife, Sherry, and is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fanatic.

by Glenn Schwartz
MILFORD HOUSE PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620062586
194 Pages
FICTION / Action & Adventure
FICTION / Disaster
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Kyle Alexander Romines takes the top spot at Hellbender Books / Verboten Books for February with “Keeper of the Crows””

Kyle Alexander Romines takes the top spot at Hellbender Books / Verboten Books for February with “Keeper of the Crows””

HELLBENDER BOOKS  – Bestsellers for February 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 1 Wolf Chris Fenwick Supernatural Thriller
3 2 When the Sky Goes Dark Oliver Seneca Techno Thriller
4 Malaformed Realities v1 Thomas Malafarina Horror Stories
5 Malaformed Realities v2 Thomas Malafarina Horror Stories

The Keeper of the Crows

No evil can remain buried forever, as disgraced journalist Thomas Brooks discovers when a wave of death grips the rural Kentucky town of Gray Hollow in terror.

Following a very public humiliation, Thomas is looking for a story to get him back on the map—and free of the small-town newspaper where he serves out his exile. The apparent murder of a stranger seems to be just what the opportunistic reporter needs until he discovers the death is merely the start of something bigger.

Also investigating the murder is Sheriff Jezebel Woods, who doesn’t approve of Thomas’s sensationalist intentions. Mounting deaths force the pair to set aside their differences to confront a force that threatens to destroy the entire town.

At the center of the mystery is the disappearance of a boy named Salem Alistair, who designed a series of grotesque scarecrows for his parents’ farm—scarecrows that are turning up at each subsequent crime scene. Thomas begins to doubt his uneasy alliance with the sheriff when he realizes Jezebel has her own secret history with Salem Alistair.

Thomas and Jezebel are completely unprepared to face the supernatural force at odds with Gray Hollow. As the killings continue, and the town slowly begins to yield its dark secrets, the truth will pit Thomas and Jezebel on a collision course with true evil.

About the Author:

Kyle Alexander Romines is a teller of tales from the hills of Kentucky. He enjoys good reads, thunderstorms, and anything edible. The Keeper of the Crows is his first published book. His writing interests include fantasy, science fiction, horror, and western.

Kyle’s lifelong love of books began with childhood bedtime stories and was fostered by his parents and teachers. He grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes, RL Stine’s Goosebumps series, and Harry Potter. His current list of favorites includes Justin Cronin’s The Passage, Hard Country by Michael McGarrity, and Red Rising by Pierce Brown. The library is his friend.

Kyle discovered a passion for writing after graduating high school, which resulted in the completion of three novel-length manuscripts before The Keeper of the Crows. These fledgling attempts at writing taught him a great deal, and since writing Keeper he has worked to continue honing his skills. He hopes to continue writing as long as he has stories to tell.

He is currently a medical student at the University of Louisville.

by Kyle Alexander Romines
HELLBENDER BOOKS
Trade Paperback – 5.5 x 8.5 x .7
9781620066461
284 Pages
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural