PCCA's "Strange Magic" anthology is Sunbury Press bestseller for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.— Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for December. The short story anthology Strange Magic edited by Catherine Jordan took the top spot. Seinsoth by Steven K Wagner was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for December, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Strange Magic Catherine Jordan, et al Literary Fiction
2 3 Seinsoth Steven k Wagner Sports Biography
3 4 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
4 14 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
5 2 Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
6 NEW The Small Book of Practical Wisdom Terry Ray Reference
7 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical Fiction
8 9 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
9 43 Pink Flamingos All Around Matt Anderson Childrens
10 Return to the Valley Terry Ray Metaphysical Fiction
11 50 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
12 6 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
13 NEW Skunks, Nuts, and Other Stories John L Moore Memoir
14 In the Shadow of a Mountain Susan Daigneault History
15 The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction
16 8 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
17 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
18 16 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
19 Modern Realism According to Fritz Lawrence Knorr Fine Art
20 Dying for Vengeance J M West Thriller Fiction
21 13 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
22 1 A Year if Change and Consequences Mark Singel Memoir
23 Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Thriller Fiction
24 22 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
25 35 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
26 20 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
27 17 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
28 40 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
29 H is for Hershey Heather Paterno Childrens
30 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
31 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Thriller Fiction
32 41 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
33 11 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
34 24 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
35 45 Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
36 The Best of Keystone Tombstones Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
37 18 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
38 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
39 36 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
40 Rising Sun Descending Wade Fowler Historical Fiction
41 30 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
42 34 Pit Bulls II Anthony Julian History
43 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History
44 10 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
45 44 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography
46 From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
47 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
48 15 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
49 25 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
50 Beagle Tales Bob Ford Humor

sm_fcThe Perry County Council of the Arts’ writers workshop anthology “Strange Magic” was #1 due to advance sales leading up to the release party on January 21 at the Landis House in Newport, PA. Steven K Wagner’s biography “Seinsoth” about the Dodger who almost was took #2 due to bookstore sales. Lawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib – The Youngest Player in American League History” continued to sell briskly due to seasonal interest, taking #3. Brad Bumsted’s “Keystone Corruption Continued” grabbed #4 following a revision about the Kathleen Kane trial. Beth Lancione’s “Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper” took #5 thanks to holiday orders.

The company released two new titles in December:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for December, 2016
Strange Magic  Catherine Jordan, et al  Literary Fiction
Skunks, Nuts, and Other Stories  John L Moore  Memoir

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

Perry County Council of the Arts and Sunbury Press sponsor short story anthology

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Strange Magic, a short story compilation from writers in the A Novel Idea Workshop sponsored by Perry County Council of the Arts. Catherine Jordan was the editor.

From PCCA:
sm_fcIn the late 1980s, I wrote a nifty little novel and signed on with a veteran agent who peddled it all over New York City.

I papered the wall of my office with scores of rejection letters, licked my wounds, and went on to other pursuits. But I always wondered why my story went nowhere.

Fast forward thirty years. In collaboration with the Perry County Council of the Arts, author Don Helin assembled a stellar faculty of successful, published authors to teach A Novel Idea, a year-long class for aspiring novelists. I signed on for that first year, half to represent PCCA, and half hoping I might learn what I did wrong three decades ago.

A Novel Idea didn’t disappoint. I learned many reasons why my book never got out of the starting blocks, all the time wishing I could have avoided these pitfalls by taking such a course before I ever started writing.

But there was an unanticipated bonus. My 18 classmates demonstrated a gift for the written word that made each session a joy. As they read aloud the fruits of their writing exercises, I marveled at their talent and inspiration. They made me laugh, pulled hard at my emotions, or transported me to places that I had never been.

That is why I was so excited when author and facilitator Catherine Jordan and publisher Lawrence Knorr approached us with the idea of this anthology. I wanted to read the tales that my peers, and those from the class that followed, had to spin. Please relish them with the knowledge that they were written by ordinary people who believed they had a story to tell and had the courage to start writing.

–Rog Smith, executive director
Perry County Council of the Arts

Contents:
Stories from the Perry County Council of the Arts Writer’s Workshop:
• Paint by Numbers, Maria V. Snyder
• On a Full Moon Night, Rachel Sink
• The Dragon’s Eye, Samantha Coons
• Haunting in Shipoke, Lori M. Myers
• The Lollipop Angel, Brenda Tadych
• The Black Dress, Donna Leiss
• The Candy Factory, Catherine Jordan
• The Light of Night, Mark Boerma
• A Logical Man, Sandy Nork
• Breakfast, Interrupted, Ann Elia Stewart
• Scent and Scentability, Angela Binner
• Feral, Lynne Reeder
• Murder in the Upper Galery, Don Helin
• Little Whirlpools, Carrie Jacobs
• Angel in the Midst, Laurie J. Edwards
• Petrus of Aldrintown, Tom Galvin
• Terra’s Eyes, Teddy Maurer
• Aphrodite, J. A. Thomas

Book Release Reception:

Landis House
Newport, PA
Noon on Saturday January 21, 2017

Strange Magic
Edited by Catherine Jordan
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
170 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620068496
ISBN-10: 1620068494
BISAC: Fiction / Anthologies

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Strange-Magic-9781620068…

Michele Livingston's "Living in the Afterlife" is the Sunbury Press bestseller for June

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for June. Michele Livingston’s record of her channeled spirit encounters, Living in the Afterlife earned the top spot. A Year of Change and Consequences by former governor Mark Singel was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for June, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
2 NEW A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
3 NEW Bitter Sweet Catherine Jordan et al. Short Stories
4 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
5 1 What Do You Say? James Campbell Pastoral Resources
6 What Springs from Rain? Lindsay Lough Nature
7 NEW Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
8 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
9 From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
10 6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
11 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Religious History
12 The Phoenician Code Karim El Koussa Metaphysical Fiction
13 15 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
14 4 Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
15 9 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
16 Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Medical Memoir
17 19 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
18 Dinorific Poetry Volume 1 Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli Childrens
19 20 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
20 8 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
21 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
22 23 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
23 3 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
24 2 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
25 NEW OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan & Ruth Watson Metaphysical Fiction
26 11 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
27 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
28 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
29 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
30 24 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History

lita_fcMichele Livingston’s “Living in the Afterlife” debuted in the top spot thanks to advance sales prior to her appearance at the Lily Dale Assembly in Lily Dale, NY in July. Her “Messages from Beyond” also took #4. Former Pennsylvania governor Mark Singel’s new release, “A Year of Change and Consequences”shot out of the gate to #2 thanks to attention in the press. “Bitter Sweet,” the short story anthology shepherded by editor Catherine Jordan, who led the writing workshop at the Fredericksen Library in Camp Hill, rocketed to #3 due to strong sales at the library’s release celebration. All author proceeds and profits were donated to the library. “What Do You Say?,” last month’s bestseller, hung onto #5 thanks to author activities. The late Lindsay Lough’s previously discontinued pictorial compilation of the Ecuadoran rain forest, “What Springs of Rain,” placed at #6 thanks to a large order from the family to be shared in remembrance with those who attended her memorial service. Lawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib” took #7 in advance of the book release party in Gratz in early July. Kyle Romines “The Keeper of the Crows” returned to the rankings at #8 thanks to author activities. “The Blue Ground,” by Joe Harvey, grabbed #9 as interest increased thanks to reviews. Alan Mindell’s “The B Team” took #10 and “The Closer” #19 thanks to author appearances in southern California. Karim El Koussa netted #11 and #12 with “Jesus the Phoenician” and “The Phoenician Code” thanks to export orders. Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls” held at #13 as interest in the breed continues to be strong. Admiral McCauley’s international thriller “Israel Under Siege” slipped to #14 following his book release party at Bay Books in Coronado, California. Bridget Smith’s historical fiction “Where Elephants Fought,” about a Confederate general, rode in at #15 as the author continued her speaking rounds. Ken Mercurio’s “Head Over Wheels,” recounting his cycling mishap and subsequent medical recovery, returned to the rankings at #16 due to seasonal interest. Sheldon Munn’s “Freemasons at Gettysburg” held at #17 thanks to steady orders from gift shops in Gettysburg. The Sgrignoli’s “Dinorific Poetry Volume 1” re-appeared in the rankings at #18 thanks to author activities. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” continues to sell well at #20 as readers acquire this second edition. Sue Fox McGovern’s “Raising Monarchs,” instructing us how to save the butterfly species, charted at #21 thanks to sales to lawn and garden stores in the midwest. Ernie Marshall’s “That Night at Surigao” moved up to #22 due to continued interest in the subject matter. M A Richards’ spy thriller “A Choice of Enemies” slid to #23 as his tour of bookstores in the northeast wound down. “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick held at #24 due to sales in New Mexico. “OneWay: The Oracle” by Robin McClellan and Ruth Watson debuted at #25 thanks to interest in the Harrisburg area. Joe Fair’s Viet Nam memoir “Call Sign Dracula” continues to sell well among the veterans, ranking #26. Sherry Knowlton’s publicity efforts yielded #27 & #28 for “Dead of Autumn” and “Dead of Summer.” Increasing concern about tensions at the Mexican border has caused Bob Stout’s “Hidden Danger” to rise onto the chart at #29. Michael Hawley’s “The Ripper’s Haunts” held on at #30 as it continues to get interest from Ripper fans.

The company released four new titles in June:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for June, 2016
OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan & Ruth Watson Metaphysical Fiction
Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
Bitter Sweet Catherine Jordan et al. Short Stories

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

"Bitter Sweet" anthology benefits Camp Hill's Fredericksen Library

CAMP HILL, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released Bitter Sweet, a short story and poetry compilation edited by Catherine Jordan. The anthology benefits Camp Hill’s Fredericksen Library.

Bittersweet_fcAbout the Bbook:
Stories from the the Natalie D. Craumer writer’s workshop at the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, PA:

Love and Persimmons by Jessica Moyer
My Temper, a poem by Ramon Pineda
Land of the Free by Ann Elia Stewart
The Graveyard Shift by Marisa Corser
Guardian Angel by Deanne Burch
For Clarence, a poem by Lynn E. Davis
Dinner for Two by Lisa M. Black
Rebel Without a Claus by Larry C. Kerr
The Night in the Bar by Mike Kosarowich
Hibakusha by Catherine Jordan
Room 231 by Madelyn Killion
Unrequited Love, a poem by Gina Napoli
Full of Grace by Justin Tappan
Connie and McPhee by Kathy Johnson
The Ballgame by M.R. Blocher
Angel by C.A. Masterson
Well I Try, a poem by Ramon Pineda
Missing by Carol A. Lauver
The Cry Room by Susan Girolami Kramer
A Penthouse Stay by Alice Steele
The New Tin Man by Mike Kosarowich
Living Will by Christopher Plummer
The Door to Paradise by Debra A. Varsanyi
Ducks Ltd. by Kathy Johnson
My Frozen Rose, a poem by Gina Napoli
Whispering Angel by Fred J. Lauver
Broken Dreams by Deanne Burch
The Hhaze by M. R. Blocher
Stones by Duffy Batzer

Bitter Sweet
Edited by Catherine Jordan
List price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & white on cream paper
212 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067857
ISBN-10: 1620067854
BISAC: fiction / anthologies

For more information, please see:
Http://www.sunburypressstore.com/bitter-sweet-9781620067857.htm

Catherine Jordan's devilish series continues with "The Bookseller's Secret"

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Catherine Jordan’s supernatural thriller The Bookseller’s Secret, the sequel to Seeking Samiel.

About the Book:
tbss_fcSome secrets are meant to be shared; this magic book is one of them, and it will haunt you for the rest of your life. Mason Barry is an American reporter who has risked his life writing and whistle-blowing. His last venture ended with his friend and photographer murdered, and a bounty on his head. Regardless, he dives into the deep web, searching for his next great story. He catches a blurb about the anti-Christ, a woman alive and well, living in South Africa. Supposedly, she has written a magic book. Readers claimed the author’s words not only opened doors to the supernatural, but also compelled them to murder and suicide. Mason heads to Llandudno, a wealthy suburb of Cape Town, to find the book, meet the author, and expose whatever truths he might find. He meets more than a few sketchy characters along the way, and becomes lost in a world he never knew existed.

Excerpt:
Surprisingly, the magic shop was in a nice section of Cape Town, situated among upscale stores. A tall, formidable bank was across the street. A family restaurant, The Albert, stood on the corner by the bank.

No sign hung over the sangoma’s awning-covered door, but the storefront window was filled with sexless voodoo dolls, male and female candle figures, incense sticks arranged in color-coordinated piles, prayer beads, and faceted candles hanging from strings.

Inside was like most of the other sangoma shops I’d wandered into: old and a little run down. It seemed tacky and clichéd; exactly what I expected. Strong patchouli and clove scented the air. An old man reclined on a yellow couch in the middle of the room. He was clothed in a full-length, white robe. His feet were bare, yet remarkably clean. The couch looked like something discarded and rescued. His long, gray, beaded hair hung in braids across his shoulders and past his chest. I assumed him to be the bookseller I was looking for, the sangoma. I felt his eyes on me while I quickly toured the room.

V0025811ETR Witchcraft: witches and devils dancing in a circle. Woodcut,Glass display cases lined the walls. Price stickers asked enough money to be afforded by tourists and suckers. All kinds of thoughts bounced inside my head, and each bizarre thing reminded me of another. Tarot cards made me think of a magician’s pack I played with as a child, performing card tricks for friends, spreading them out to show a normal deck, then flipping through the deck to reveal all aces. Dried herbs reminded me of my pot-smoking, college days. Crystal necklaces brought to mind a necklace I had bought for a girlfriend. Muti—wet guck contained in various glass jars with handwritten “medicine” labels—looked like plasma from a science-fiction movie I once saw called The Blob.

The blogger warned the book would be authenticated by its odor when opened, and I would need the key to unlock it. “Excuse me,” I said to the old man on the couch. “I’m looking for a book.”

“I have books,” he said. “Over there.” He pointed toward a curtained-off room.

“Can I go in and look? It’s a magic book, written by a local woman. It’s banned, so I don’t know if you’ll have it.” The sangoma raised his brow. “The book is supposed to have weather spells and alchemy,” I said.

He stood, more quickly and agile than I thought he was capable of doing.

“Waza nami,” the sangoma said. “Follow me.”

His bare feet slapped across the floor, and I followed him. He swept his hand through a part in the curtain, revealing a room filled with shelves of books.

“Must be heavy,” I said as the sangoma struggled to pull the thick, leather volume off the shelf, his hands lost in his robe’s billowy sleeves. The beads in his hair clicked every time he moved.

“Not for me,” the sangoma said. “Books are heavy for the ignorant, for the strangers, never for their loving owners. And this is my book.”

I screwed my forehead into a frown. “I’m a book collector,” I said a little too defensive and loud for even my ears.

“Do you read all the books you acquire?” he asked.

“Some aren’t meant to be read,” I said. “They’re to be admired.”

“Do you ever wonder what secrets lay between those covers?” the sangoma asked, one eyebrow cocked as he gave a hint of a smile. “What omniscience is inside and what benefit will be conveyed upon you?”

“No,” I said. “They look nice on my shelf. I appreciate them for their value.”

He lowered his eyebrow and widened his smile. “Value is what you are after? Then this book is for you,” the sangoma said, making the next approach, asking for the open offer, the old, tricky, Mesopotamian way to trade, hiding the price, testing the customer’s desire. “If you really want it.”

I reached out.

The sangoma turned slightly to avoid my hand. He caressed the book in the most sensual way and seemed to be in love.

“It is signed,” said the sangoma. “Inside by the author, Eva van Hollinsworth.”

I hadn’t been able to find much information about the author. The book itself was so clouded in mystery, I began to wonder if she even existed. At best, I figured she was some sort of a scientist who attempted to transform the alchemist’s dreams into reality. But according to the missionary who tried to kill himself, she was more than that—a witch.

About the Author:
IMG_6913-WMCatherine Jordan is a Pennsylvania author of paranormal thrillers. She is a wife and mother of five children.  Born in Indiana, she lived many years in the South, and was raised in Northeastern PA.  A native of Mountaintop, PA and a graduate of Penn State University with a BS in Finance and Statistics, she has been writing stories since she learned to hold a pencil.

Catherine is a member of the Thriller Writers Association and the Horror Writers Association. Her short story, The Green Eyed Monster, was published in the anthology, A Community of Writers. She writes in different genres and strives to write thought-provoking, consequential stories. Blurring the line between reality and fiction is a goal she hopes to indulge in the near future with readers through interactive fiction.

The Bookseller’s Secret
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
262 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065389
ISBN-10: 162006538X
BISAC: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Booksellers-Secret-9…

February is Women in Horror Month

IMG_6913-WMFebruary is Women in Horror Month. For me, this means I have a great opportunity to learn about other authors as well as promote myself. Sunbury Press has published a few of these women, such as: The Weeping Woman, a ghostly mystery centered on Mexican legend, by Patricia Santos Marcantonio; The Ghosts of Laurelford, a paranormal suspense, by Margaret Meacham; and Seeking Samiel, a supernatural quest where the anti-Christ seeks the devil—Samiel, her lover by, Catherine Jordan.

Then, there are the women characters of horror. Studying them has been a great lesson and who doesn’t love the bad-ass chicks, such as: Alma/Eva in Ghost Story, Annie in Misery, Miriam in The Hunger, Lucy in Dracula, and Rynn in The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane. Claudia in Interview with the Vampire, Rebecca and Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca, and last but not least, The Bible’s Jezebel.

Those women are not delicate, sensitive or passive. They are good and bad, sweet and salty, and they will dish out whatever they are backhanded. They have dark feelings and fears that every woman can identify with in some capacity. Like reaching out and taking something, no matter what the violent cost, just because they want it.

Which brings me to my novel titled, Seeking Samiel, where the female antagonist, Eva, is the self proclaimed anti-Christ, the Lamia, seeking out her long lost lover, Samiel. She is based on the Lamia folklore and is half serpent, half female, demon and human. All men, with the exception of one, play a role in her life as surrogate chumps and wind up on her dinner table when she is finished them. Burp.

Women are not supposed to like violence or gore, or be overly aggressive. We are usually the weaker sex, sensitive—the victim. But, what am I to take away from a book that portrays my gender as a victim of circumstances, silly and weak and thereby deserving of the predictable fate on the pages? Eva is no victim. She is a horrible woman. I loved writing about her and fleshing out her nature. As a horror writer, I don’t know how successful I am at scaring, but my favorite female authors and female characters have influenced my writing, for the better, I hope.  

Oh What a Night! Mechanicsburg comes out in droves on First Friday to support Sunbury Press authors…

Mechanicsburg, PA — Friday November 1, besides being All Saints Day, was First Friday in this borough — an evening to emphasize the arts.  Sunbury Press, the trade publisher headquartered on West Main Street, participated with a program of six authors from a variety of categories.  The author readings ran from 7 to 9 PM.  Sunbury’s showroom was packed with patrons — standing room only.  Many people lingered on the street outside in order to listen in.  Following are some pictures from the event:

Standing room only...

Standing room only…

Some of the young patrons...

Some of the young patrons…

Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli presenting "Dinorific Poetry Volume 3"

Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli presenting “Dinorific Poetry Volume 3”

Thomas Malafarina reading from "Undead Living"

Thomas Malafarina reading from “Undead Living”

Wendy Latty presenting "Colors in the Garden the Creator Made"

Wendy Latty presenting “Colors in the Garden the Creator Made”

Karim El Koussa in front of his sign

Karim El Koussa in front of his sign

Karim El Koussa in front of the Sunbury office

Karim El Koussa in front of the Sunbury office

Karim El Koussa, Mike Sgrignoli and Wendy Latty after the show.

Karim El Koussa, Mike Sgrignoli and Wendy Latty after the show.

Fred Burton reads from "The Old Songs"

Fred Burton reads from “The Old Songs”

Karim El Koussa presents "Jesus the Phoenician"

Karim El Koussa presents “Jesus the Phoenician”

Karim El Koussa signs a copy of "Jesus the Phoenician" for a patron

Karim El Koussa signs a copy of “Jesus the Phoenician” for a patron

Cathy Jordan reads her story from "Undead Living"

Cathy Jordan reads her story from “Undead Living”

Karim El Koussa on West Main Street

Karim El Koussa on West Main Street

 

Just out! Stories about those who have lived beyond life… "Undead Living"

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the short story compilation “Undead Living” edited by Thomas M. Malafarina.

ul_fcAbout the Book:

Horror master Thomas M. Malafarina brings you this compilation of short stories about the undead in comtemporary settings. Included in this volume:

Feeding Frenzy – Michael Collins

The Supreme Race – Catherine Jordan

The Storm – Kristina Mosley

The Collectors – Fallon Stoeffler

Trouble With The Tooth Fairy – Victoria Rowe

Angel Of Mercy – Joseph Rubas

Night Drive – C. Inferno

Encounter In The Dead Of Night… – Sergio Palumbo

Kittens With Chainsaws – Johannes Pinter

Even The Great Will Fall – Thomas M. Malafarina

Handsome Jack – C. M. Saunders

Richard The Vampire – Joshua Malbin

Responsibility – Paul Stansfield

The Benefits of Being Dead – Benjamin Blake

The Price Of Rice – Mark Slade

Undead Living

Authored by Thomas M. Malafarina, Edited by Thomas M. Malafarina, Authored by Catherine Jordan, Authored by Michael Collins, Authored by Kristina Mosley, Authored by Fallon Stoeffler, Authored by Victoria Rowe, Authored by Joseph Rubas, Authored by C. Inferno, Authored by Sergio Palumbo, Authored by Johannes Pinter, Authored by C. M. Saunders, Authored by Joshua Malbin, Authored by Paul Stansfield, Authored by Benjamin Blake, Authored by Mark Slade

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
186 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620062852
ISBN-10: 1620062852
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

Front and back cover art by Amber Russell.

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Undead-Living-9781620062…

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

Book Expo America a blast for Sunbury Press authors, owners and staff

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“Power Readers” pour into BEA on Saturday June 1, 2013

New York, NY — Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in North America, was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Thursday May 30 through Saturday June 1, 2013.   The exposition highlighted the latest technology and developments in the book publishing industry, and was a showcase for star and emerging talent.  All of the big publishers including Simon & Schuster, Hachette, McGraw-Hill, Penguin, Random House, Scholastic and others, joined with leaders in publishing services such as Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Createspace, Sony, Kobo and many others.  Notables such as Chris Matthews, Stephen King, Jim Carey, Ann Romney and Rick Atkinson were just a small number of the multitudes of well-known authors and personalities present.

Sunbury Press joined with the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) and other independent publishers in aisle 2300. Sunbury had a slate of authors appear at their table. Several were photographed or interviewed by the media. Appearing at this year’s expo were:

Thursday May 30: Carole LaPlante, Robert Miller and Ernest Marshall

Friday May 31: Mary Dimino, Thomas Malafarina, Cathy Jordan and Margaret Meacham

Saturday June 1: Mike Sgrignoli, Shelly Frome and Joanne Risso

 

 

 

BEA - Carole LaPlante

Carole LaPlante

BEA - Ernest Marshall

Ernest Marshall

BEA - Maggie Meacham

Margaret Meacham

BEA - Mary Dimino

Mary Dimino

BEA - Mike Sgrignoli

Mike Sgrignoli

BEA - Robert Miller

Robert Miller

BEA - Shelly Frome

Shelly Frome

BEA Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan

BEA- Joanne Risso

Joanne Risso

BEA Tom Malafarina

Thomas Malafarina