Monster Mania Con a blast for Sunbury Press horror authors Malafarina, Jordan and Rommel

Cherry Hill, NJ – Monster Mania Con was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ from Friday August 16th through Sunday August 18th, 2013.  Sunbury Press utilized its vendor space to promote the horror category.  Thomas Malafarina, Catherine Jordan and Keith Rommel were present to meet the crowds and sign free copies of their books.   The convention featured such celebrities as: Carrie Fisher, George Romero, Christopher Lloyd, Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Sam Witwer,  Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Jessica Clark, Claire Coffee, Chandler Riggs,
Dick Warlock, Gary Busey, and many more…

Thomas Malafarina gave away dozens of his books including Fallen Stones, Ghost Shadows, 13 Nasty Endings, 99 Souls, Eye Contact and Gallery of Horror. Tom was very pleased to meet some fans who were familiar with his work.

Catherine Jordan promoted her debut novel Seeking Samiel to her female target audience.  Dozens of copies of her book found enthusiastic readers as well of piles of bookmarks.

Keith Rommel promoted his novel The Cursed Man, now in the works as a major motion picture.  The booth also displayed a large poster, postcards and buttons regarding the movie.  Keith was careful to give his signed copies to readers who promised to talk about his book and/or write a review.  Lots of patrons picked up buttons and cards, too.  Keith was also fortunate to meet representatives from Fangoria magazine, who promised to follow up with a book review and coverage of the movie, as it is being released.

In all, it was a very successful weekend for Sunbury Press and the authors, who got to meet their target audience in person — by the hundreds.

Two gentlemen who dropped by to discuss their taste in literature.

Two gentlemen who dropped by to discuss their taste in literature.

The aisles were packed

The aisles were packed

Thomas Malafarina

Thomas Malafarina

Catherine Jordan

Catherine Jordan

Keith Rommel

Keith Rommel

Guy Graybill is Prince! Sunbury Press Book Awards for 2010

Lemoyne, PA – Sunbury Press, Inc. has released its bestseller list for the year 2010. Sales, year over year, have quintupled. The company released 38 new books during the year, and signed 23 new authors. The History category performed best, notching 4 of the top 6 spots, and 5 of the top 10. Five new releases are slated for this January.

Prohibition’s Prince: The Bizarre Life of America’s Millionaire Moonshiner, a recently  released biography by Guy Graybill about Prince Farrington, a famous bootlegger from the early 20th century, was the company’s best-selling book for the year, followed by the company’s top-selling book all-time – Chris Femwick’s the 100th human – a metaphysical tale about the ‘end of days’ of the Mayan calendar, December 21, 2012.

Guy Graybill, the author of Prohibition’s Prince, was named Author of the Year for 2010 by Sunbury Press.  The book was by far and away the bestselling book for the trade publisher based in Lemoyne, on the west shore of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

3492663 pubAbout Prohibition’s Prince:

Author and historian Guy Graybill presents the entertaining tale of one of America’s most prolific moonshiners and bootleggers, Prince David Farrington, who plied his trade through the early to mid 20th century. Graybill follows Farrington from his roots in Guilford County, North Carolina to Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, detailing the decades of illicit activity along the way. Farrington amassed a large fortune. His exploits remain legendary to this day. Relive the rollicking life of Prohibition’s Prince, as Graybill presents numerous tales, legends, testimonials, news accounts, and still locations. This volume includes 44 pages of vintage photographs and is indexed.

Prohibition’s Prince: The Bizarre Life of America’s Millionaire Moonshiner

Authored by Guy Graybill
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
284 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597200
ISBN-10: 1934597201
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Prohibitions-Prince-9781934597200.htm

Chris Fenwick won Fiction Author of the Year for 2010 for her novel The 100th Human, which continued to sell well in its fourth year since issue. At one point in recent years, the novel led all others in the visionary fiction category on Amazon.

945956About the 100th Human:

December 2012 – The final day of the 5000 year old Mayan calendar nears. The world is in turmoil – as wars and international tensions continue. People everywhere seem lost in the complications of day to day struggles – poverty – misfortune – anger and greed. A small team of scientists have uncovered a riddle concerning this “End of Days”. As they reveal the symbolic meaning of the riddle, their serendipitous mission is discovered by the Ancient Fraternity of the Veni Victus – determined to thwart such revelations. These two powers – of good and evil – converge. Only the spirits of the ancients know the outcome. The 100th Human is a spiritual quest delving deeply into matters of physics, metaphysics, evolution and the human condition. Join Jack, Apu and Alana as they race against time searching for those who can assist in revealing the mystery of the ancient symbols – before time literally runs out.

The 100th Human

Authored by Chris Fenwick
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.; 1 edition (June 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976092557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976092551
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=100th
Author Thomas Malafarina was named Sunbury Press Emerging Author of Year for 2010. Thomas writes in the horror / thriller category, and debuted with three books this past year: 99 Souls, Burn Phone, and 13 Nasty Endings. While none of them made the top 10 bestsellers for the year, prior to 2010, the 100th Human was the company’s only work of fiction.
About his latest novel, Burn Phone:
3471160Charles Wilson, a traveling businessman in search of a prepaid cellular phone stumbles into a strange store where he is presented with a hideous phone that he discovers can open a portal to Hell, summoning demonic creatures to do his every bidding.
What is the origin of this device? Why was Wilson chosen to be the “Keeper of the Phone”? How will this newfound power affect Wilson? This is story of power, psychological terror, demonic temptations, and human greed.
This is Thomas M. Malafarina’s second full length for Sunbury press. He has also written the novel “Ninety-Nine Souls” and the short story collection called “Thirteen Nasty Endings” both published through Sunbury Press.
“Burn Phone” has plenty of suspense, terror, surprises and just enough gut wrenching gore to keep the author satisfied.
Burn Phone

Authored by Thomas M Malafarina
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
212 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597095
ISBN-10: 1934597090
BISAC: Fiction / Horror
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Burn-Phone-9781934597095.htm
Following is a list of all of the bestsellers for 2010:
SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for 2010 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill History / Biography
2 Art by Ione: Recent Works by Ione Citrin Baron Wertheimer Art
3 The Trevorton, Mahanoy, and Susquehanna Railroad Steve Troutman History
4 The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Valley Lawrence Knorr History / Biography
5 REAL Life Drawing: My Eye on Washington, D.C. Mary Gallagher Stout Art
6 The 100th Human Chris Fenwick Visionary Fiction
7 The German and Welsh Origins of the Charles and Lottie Fetterolf Family Steve Troutman History / Biography
8 The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch Max Klinger History / Biography
9 Letters from Bill Gloria O’Donnell History / Biography
10 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History

Following are the top sellers by category:
History / Genealogy – “Prohibition’s Prince” by Guy Graybill
Fiction / Poetry – “the 100th Human” by Chris Fenwick
Children’s – “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters
The Arts – “Art by Ione” by Ione Citrin
Self-Help – “A Young Adult’s Guide to Safety in the Digital Age” by Jeff Sechler

Thomas Malafarina's 2nd edition of "13 Nasty Endings" now available with new cover art

LEMOYNE, Pa.Lemoyne, PA – Sunbury Press has released a second edition of Thomas Malafarina’s short story compilation “13 Nasty Endings” with Alecia Nye cover art. The duo had previously paired up successfully on the author’s novels “Burn Phone” and “99 Souls”.

About 13 Nasty Endings:
13 Nasty Cover webNot all stories have a “happy ending”. Sometimes the forces of evil are just too strong to allow the characters, whether protagonist or antagonist, to survive unscathed. Sometimes it is because of revenge or sinister forces or simply bad Karma.

Welcome to “Thirteen Nasty Endings”, a collection of short horror stories by Thomas M Malafarina. In this disturbing world of terror and foreboding, virtually every story has the potential to end badly for someone. There will be no “happily ever afters” in this collection! This is definitely not a “feel good” compilation. Thirteen Nasty Endings guarantees that someone, whether deserving or not, will get it in the end.

Thomas has put together an incredibly upsetting anthology of some of his most gory, horrifying, disturbing and bizarre tales for your reading pleasure.

…from the book:
…A second later, her eyes flew open covered in a grey film. She sat up in bed, her emaciated form visible under the nightgown, which now hung from her bony shoulders. Long gone was the look of loving affection, also gone was the catatonic stare, both replaced by a savage look of hunger Roger knew was reserved for the warm-blooded walking lunch wagons formerly known as the human race.  And he had just made it to the top of the menu.

Other Alecia Nye covers:
“99 Souls” by Thomas Malafarina
“Burn Phone” by Thomas Malafarina
“Pythagoras the Mathemagician” by Karim El-Koussa
… more to come!

Thomas Malafarina’s collection of short stories includes:
For Eternity
Bright of the Living Dead
Breakfast of Champions
The Lurkers
Whence Cometh the Wolf?
The Demon of Coogan’s Mine
Happy Valentines Day
Bordello of the Bizarre
Deer Gap
Buzzards
Devil’s Den
The House on the Hill
Retribution

…thirteen entertaining tales of horror and the macabre — ALL with very very nasty endings!

Praise for Burn Phone:
“…one hell of a rollicking horror house ride.”
George Andrade, Horror News

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
156 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597279
ISBN-10: 1934597279
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/13-Nasty-Endings-9781934597279.htm?categoryId=-1

Author Thomas Malafarina Signed by Sunbury Press — Three Books Scheduled

Thomas_M_MalafarinaCAMP HILL, Pa. — Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press, Inc. announced today the signing of horror fiction author Thomas Malafarina for three works to be titled Ninety-Nine Souls, Thirteen Nasty Endings and Burn Phone. Thomas resides in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. These are the first published works by the author.

See http://www.sunburypress.com for details.

Regarding Ninety-Nine Souls:
Thomas Malafarina’s first novel is set in 1965 in his native Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

A young boy is savagely disemboweled in the presence of his friends at an abandoned coal mine by an unidentified creature. During the investigation, which follows, a Philadelphia television reporter learns from an eccentric old codger a terrible legend about the disastrous history of the mine – a tale about a mine disaster many years ago in which three coal miners were trapped a mile below the surface. Out of desparation, one of the miners sold his 99 Souls Frontsoul to Satan in order to get revenge for the disaster. In return, Satan transformed this man into an immortal soul-feeding demon that must remain trapped in the mine until he gathers ninety-nine souls.

How do you kill what can’t be killed? How do you stop the unstoppable? Welcome to a place where terror reigns, where unspeakable horror and demonic savagery is the norm; where lost souls writhe and struggle for a freedom that may never come.

Welcome to Coogan’s mine; the home of Devil Dan.

ISBN/EAN13: 1453653716 / 9781453653715
Page Count: 160
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Horror

Regarding Thirteen Nasty Endings:

13 Nasty Endings coverNot all stories have a “happy ending”. Sometimes the forces of evil are just too strong to allow the characters, whether protagonist or antagonist, to survive unscathed. Sometimes it is because of revenge or sinister forces or simply bad Karma.

Welcome to “Thirteen Nasty Endings”, a collection of short horror stories by Thomas M Malafarina. In this disturbing world of terror and foreboding, virtually every story has the potential to end badly for someone. There will be no “happily ever afters” in this collection! This is definitely not a “feel good” compilation. Thirteen Nasty Endings guarantees that someone, whether deserving or not, will get it in the end.

Thomas has put together an incredibly upsetting anthology of some of his most gory, horrifying, disturbing and bizarre tales for your reading pleasure.

ISBN/EAN13: 1453655700 / 9781453655702
Page Count: 160 (estimate)
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Language English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Horror