“The Accountant’s Apprentice” by Dennis Clausen wins the Sunny Award for Brown Posey Press Bestseller in 2018

“The Accountant’s Apprentice” by Dennis Clausen wins the Sunny Award for Brown Posey Press Bestseller in 2018

Dennis Clausen’s urban literary fiction novel was the 2018 bestseller for Brown Posey Press, an imprint of Sunbury Press, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

About the Book:

Justin Moore, a young Catholic priest, witnesses a crime he believes he might have prevented if he had intervened to assist the victim. The incident destroys his faith in himself and undermines his mental health. He takes a leave of absence and moves into a rundown studio apartment on the edge of downtown San Diego, where he lives a reclusive lifestyle without a computer, telephone, or anything that connects him to the outside world. He spends most of his time in the loneliness of that apartment reading and pondering his life’s mission. One day he spots a note advertising a part-time position as a driver for a wheelchair-bound resident of the same apartment. He answers the ad and is introduced to a mysterious elderly gentleman who identifies himself as an “accountant for an international business firm.” He tells Justin to call him A. C., an abbreviation for Accountant, and he refuses to divulge anything more about himself or his business activities. Justin soon questions whether his elderly employer might be involved in drug trafficking and other illegal activities under the guise of corporate respectability. As Justin becomes increasingly obsessive about his new employer, he speculates that A. C., who is an enigmatic and elusive character, might have an even more mysterious past. When Justin plunges deeper into the abyss of doubt and confusion concerning his life and A. C., his emotional crisis and obsessive state of mind worsen. Those self-doubts and suspicions about his enigmatic employer build as he struggles to learn A. C.’s real motives for coming to “America’s finest city.”

About the Author

Dennis M. Clausen grew up in west central Minnesota. There, he gained a close, intimate knowledge of the small towns and the lives they harbored. They provide the inspiration for The Search for Judd McCarthy (2018), which was a best-selling paperback original when first published under a different title in 1982. The Sins of Rachel Sims (2018), set in another small town, is a sequel to The Search for Judd McCarthyThe Accountant’s Apprentice (2018), a story that explores mysterious events that occurred in San Diego, California, in the mid-2010s, is his first novel with an urban setting. My Christmas Attic (2018), the story of a young boy in the early 1950s who struggles with dyslexia and the loss of his father in the Korean War, is set in the nearby mountain town of Julian, California. Clausen is also the author of Prairie Son (1999), a book that was the winner of Mid-List Press’s “First Series: Creative Nonfiction Award.” This book recreates his father’s struggles as an adopted child to survive the Great Depression in a farm home where he was treated more as a worker than a son. In addition to his creative work, Clausen has authored textbooks, including Screenwriting and Literature (2009), which explores the relationships between writing screenplays and writing novels. For over thirty years, he has taught literature and screenwriting courses at the University of San Diego. He enjoys writing stories that combine and transcend traditional literary genres. He has several other works in progress.

by Dennis Clausen
BROWN POSEY PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x .7
9781620060919
174 Pages
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Psychological
FICTION / Urban
“Inspirational Creatures” by Michele Livingston wins the Sunny Award for Ars Metaphysica Bestseller in 2018

“Inspirational Creatures” by Michele Livingston wins the Sunny Award for Ars Metaphysica Bestseller in 2018

Michele Livingston’s collection of readings regarding pets communicating from the other side was the 2018 bestseller for Ars Metaphysica, an imprint of Sunbury Press, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

About the Book:

Have you ever lost a beloved pet and wondered if they go to Heaven like humans do?

Have you felt the presence of a departed pet or animal or had dreams about them?

Has your pet healed you, taught you lessons, helped you through a difficult time with unconditional love?

Do you have a pet that seems like the reincarnation of a departed pet?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, or if you just love animals, you will love the many true, heartfelt stories Michele Livingston has carefully selected for this book.

There is an enduring love that pets and humans feel towards each other, whether your pet is a cat, dog, reptile, rabbit, horse, bird or another species of animal. The “bond of love” between human and animal can never be broken. Pets love us unconditionally.

About the Author

Michele A. Livingston is a world-renowned visionary, psychic medium, gifted artist and author. In addition to being a spiritual medium, she is also an avid animal lover who has donated her time, energy, and fund-raising skills to local animal rescues. She has also trapped, neutered and spayed homeless cats, some of whom she has adopted herself while helping to find homes for the others.

by Michele Livingston
ARS METAPHYSICA
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620061183
168 pages
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Spiritualism
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Channeling & Mediumship
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Afterlife & Reincarnation
“The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters wins the Sunny Award for Speckled Egg Bestseller in 2018

“The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters wins the Sunny Award for Speckled Egg Bestseller in 2018

Dan Shutter’s Old Testament allegory turned into a contemporary tale was the 2018 bestseller for Speckled Egg Press, an imprint of Sunbury Press, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

About the Book:

Join Sam the mouse as he leads his mouse tribe from the dangers inside the house to the promised land Outside. Will they finally escape Faro the cat? Will they finally be free? Along the way, the group learns about hard work, creative thinking, and the benefits of self-sacrifice. However, the Outside is not without its own challenges! This charming tale gently deals with various issues that face children, the power of evil vs. the power of God, the reasons for warnings, faithfulness, and the ability to change among others. Rev. Dan Shutters wrote this parable of the Book of Exodus for use as a series of children’s sermons.

About the Author

Rev. Dan Shutters was ordained in 1969 after graduating with a Master of Divinity degree from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario. He is a pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has been delivering messages for children for most of his ministry. Always in search of unique ways to communicate, he is a member of the Society of American Magicians, performing the stories from his book, “Magic in Ministry”. In the early days of home computers, he wrote “Farway” as an educational program for Lutheran World Relief which illustrated the problems encountered by bringing wells to African villages. In 1979, the Red Cross asked him to help with the children in the Hershey, PA shelter set up during the accident at nearby Three Mile Island.

Diane McCormick’s “Well-behaved Taverns Seldom Make History” repeats as the Sunbury Press bestseller for December

Diane McCormick’s “Well-behaved Taverns Seldom Make History” repeats as the Sunbury Press bestseller for December

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for December 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Well-behaved Taverns Seldom Make History Diane McCormick History
2 7 Illegal Among Us Martine Kalaw Immigration Memoir
3 18 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
4 6 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
5 8 The 1932 Yankees Ronald Mayer Baseball
6 5 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
7 NEW Graves of Our Founders volume 1 Knorr, Farrell, and Farley Biography
8 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
9 11 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
10 4 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
11 2 A Super Steelers Journey Merrill Shaffer Football
12 9 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
13 20 Bows, Bullets, & Bears John L Moore History
14 NEW The Pennsylvania Dutch Richard Orth History
15 26 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
16 Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Mike Hawley True Crime
17 13 Captain Hooter’s Guide to Amsterdam Coffeeshops Captain Hooter Travel
18 30 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
19 Scorched Earth John L Moore History
20 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
21 12 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
22 Penn’s Manor at Spread Eagle Steve Troutman History
23 NEW Mere Catholicism Daniel Agatino Religion
24 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L Moore History
25 27 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
26 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
27 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Helen Angeny Memoir
28 There is Something About Rough and Ready Knorr, Troutman, et al History
29 Geology of the Mahantango Valley Steve Troutman Natural History
30 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
Job Leach’s “As the Raven Flies” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for December

Job Leach’s “As the Raven Flies” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for December

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for December 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW As the Raven Flies Job Leach Crime Thriller
2 The Broken Lance Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
3 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
4 The Wolf of Britannia part 1 Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
5 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 3 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical
8 6 All the Aliens in the Neighborhood Donald Dewey Short Stories
9 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical
10 The Fantasy League Murders Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
11 15 A Lenape Legacy Doris Wilbur Historical
12 Atonement Kyle Alexander Romines Western
13 The Wolf of Britannia part 2 Jess Stephen Hughes Historical
14 2 Three Rogues in Gettysburg J Geoffrey Barber Historical
15 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Historical
16 The Titan Strain Virginia Soenksen Dystopian
17 8 Moon Games Shelly Frome Detective Thriller
18 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical
19 9 Fortune’s Lament John Cressler Historical
20 12 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
Keith Rommel takes the top spot at Hellbender Books for December with “The Cursed Man”

Keith Rommel takes the top spot at Hellbender Books for December with “The Cursed Man”

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for December 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
2 2 Dark Entry John Kachuba Supernatural Thriller
3 The Lurking Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 The Sinful Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
5 3 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
John Wayfarer’s “Remove the Thorns from Your Life” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for December

John Wayfarer’s “Remove the Thorns from Your Life” is the Ars Metaphysica bestseller for December

ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for December 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Remove the Thorns from Your Life John Wayfarer Buddhist Philosophy
2 2 The ABCs of Narcissism Michele Hoffer Relationships
3 3 Jesus the Phoenician Karim el Koussa Religious History
4 1 The Phoenician Code Karim el Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
5 8 Pythagoras the Mathemagician Karim el Koussa Historical Fiction
6 10 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Metaphysical
7 4 Der Lange Verborgene Freund John George Hohman Folk Magic
8 9 Inspirational Creatures Michele Livingston Metaphysical
9 5 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
10 Stalked by a Demon Tess Rutjens Paranormal
Dennis Clausen’s “My Christmas Attic” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for December

Dennis Clausen’s “My Christmas Attic” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for December

BROWN POSEY PRESS – Bestsellers for December 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW My Christmas Attic Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
2 Shitepoke Michael Barton Humor
3 3 Hatched Robert Barsky Literary Fiction
4 2 Live from the Cafe Tory Gates Literary Fiction
5 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates Literary Fiction
6 The Sins of Rachel Sims Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
7 The Search for Judd McCarthy Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
8 5 The Accountant’s Apprentice Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
9 The Heatstroke Line Edward Rubin Climate Fiction
10 Happiness is in the Kitchen Giulio Alberoni Culinary History
Dan Shutter’s “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” is the Speckled Egg Press bestseller for December

Dan Shutter’s “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” is the Speckled Egg Press bestseller for December

SPECKLED EGG PRESS – Bestsellers for December 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 4 The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Juvenile Christian
2 3 Pink Flamingos All Around Matt Anderson Juvenile Animals
3 5 Colors in the Garden the Creator Made Wendy Latty Juvenile Christian
4 The Bear Wendy Latty Juvenile Adventure
5 Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure Beth Lancione Juvenile Adventure
Donald Dewey’s detective mystery “Green Triangles” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for November

Donald Dewey’s detective mystery “Green Triangles” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for November

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for November 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 Green Triangles Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
2 Three Rogues in Gettysburg J Geoffrey Barber Historical
3 2 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical
4 The Ghosts of Laurelford Margaret Meacham YA Thriller
5 3 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical
6 All the Aliens in the Neighborhood Donald Dewey Short Stories
7 8 Death Knell of the Caliphate Scot McCauley Spy Thriller
8 6 Moon Games Shelly Frome Detective Thriller
9 7 Fortune’s Lament John Cressler Historical
10 Plus and Minus Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
11 Wake Up and Smell the Bees Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
12 1 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Murder Mystery
13 15 The Bartered Body J R Lindermuth Murder Mystery
14 Who’s Killing the Brooklyn Dodgers? Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
15 14 A Lenape Legacy Doris Wilbur Historical