Our Team

Meet the Team

Lawrence Knorr

Founder & CEO

Lawrence Knorr has been involved with book publishing since 2000. He holds an MBA from Penn State University, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Lawrence’s 30+ year career in information technology, as a programmer, analyst, project manager, CEO, and Chief Information Officer has prepared him well for the “Age of Content” – the new era of eBooks, data integration, eCommerce and networks. Lawrence has taught business and project management courses for over fifteen years, and is the author or co-author of seventeen books. He is also an award-winning digital artist. For 2013, Lawrence was the President of the MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association (MBPA).  Lawrence often speaks or is a panelist at regional writers conferences and book fairs.

 

Tammi Knorr

Vice President

Tammi Knorr, a former Deloitte consultant, has been with Sunbury Press since 2010.  She “retired” from her 20+ year career in information technology to manage our e-Commerce store and internal operations.  Tammi is also a very talented photographer and graphic artist and designs many of the marketing materials for our books.

 

Jennifer Cappello

Managing Editor

Jennifer is an editor, writer, and mother of three—five, if you count the dogs—living with her husband and family in Linglestown, PA. She holds an AA in Secondary English Education from Harrisburg Area Community College, a BA in English from Penn State, and an MFA in Creative Writing with a certificate in publishing from Chatham University. Her partial novel, “Fixed,” won runner-up for best thesis in Chatham University’s 2013 fiction category. She established an independent press while at Chatham, publishing a poetry chapbook (Chalk & Fire, Melrose Publishing, 2012) for an up-and-coming poet. Jennifer has served as editor for two college literary journals, has had poems published in HACC’s Wildwood Journal, and serves annually as a Scholastic Writing Contest judge. She loves to read, write, knit, cook, and travel. Jennifer has been editing for Sunbury Press since 2011 and managing the editing staff since 2015.

Crystal Devine

Production Manager

Crystal coordinates our interior book designs and proofing.

Terry Kennedy

Social Media, Publicity, and Graphic Artist

Terry wears a number of hats, assisting with our social media campaigns, company publicity, and various graphic designs. Terry has a BA in Art from Shippensburg University and is an international fine artist.

 

 

Janice Rhayem

Assistant Editor

Janice Rhayem graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013 with a degree in English, and has been working as an assistant editor for Sunbury Press since 2012. Her tenure with Sunbury began as an intern before she signed on as a permanent employee post graduation. Janice is looking to continue her studies in the near future by entering into a master’s program for education.

 

 

Allyson Quinn

Assistant Editor

Allyson Quinn has been with Sunbury Press since 2011, and she also works as a technical writer. She holds a BA in English from Penn State. Allyson lives in Florida with her husband where their house is a series of home renovation projects. Her children are the guinea pigs she fosters through St. Pete Critters.

 

 

Erika Hodges

Assistant Editor

Erika discovered her love of the written word as a child, reading to elderly neighbors and peers in the small Amish town where she grew up in western Pennsylvania. She received her BA from Clarion University in English with a concentration in creative writing, and is pursuing her MA in English Literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her rescued furchild, Ambrose, taking care of her 30+ houseplants, and crafting. Erika has been working with Sunbury Press since 2017.

 

 

Kate Matson

Assistant Editor

Kate is a rising senior at Franklin and Marshall College, where in the spring she will receive her BA in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in History. She has been writing ever since she could form letters and is a walking encyclopedia of inspirational quotes. In addition to editing, reading, and writing, she likes to spend her time dancing, playing soccer, and hosting karaoke concerts while driving. Kate is interning as an assistant editor at Sunbury Press for the summer of 2017.

 

 

Olivia Swenson

Assistant Editor

Olivia picked up an inherent sense of grammar and story line from a childhood spent reading the works of Jane Yolen, Roald Dahl, Avi, Tamora Pierce, T. A. Barron, and others–usually multiple times. Formal classes in grammar, organization, and style at Brigham Young University solidified her knowledge of character, scene, plot, and world development. Since graduating with a minor in editing in 2013, Olivia has worked with publishers and authors to edit more than 80 novels, a handful of memoirs, and a few dissertations in a variety of fields. She has been with Sunbury Press since 2017.

 

 

Amber Rendon

Cover Designer

Amber is a writer and graphic designer, who has been involved in creative art for over a decade. She owns her own business, Novel Idea Design, and truly enjoys working alongside authors to produce stunning covers that are competitive with the current market. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and spending time with her family and friends.