Dennis Clausen’s “The Accountant’s Apprentice” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for January

Dennis Clausen’s “The Accountant’s Apprentice” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for January

BROWN POSEY PRESS – Bestsellers for January 2019 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 8 The Accountant’s Apprentice Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
2 Whispers in the Alders H A Callum Literary Fiction
3 9 The Heatstroke Line Edward Rubin Climate Fiction
4 Darker Gifts Stefan May Poetry
5 Sacred Sites of Native Americans … Patricia Waldygo Art
6 6 The Sins of Rachel Sims Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
7 1 My Christmas Attic Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
8 Roadman Stefan May Poetry
9 10 Happiness is in the Kitchen Giulio Alberoni Culinary History
10 7 The Search for Judd McCarthy Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
“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
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
Dennis Clausen’s “The Accountant’s Apprentice” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for October

Dennis Clausen’s “The Accountant’s Apprentice” is the Brown Posey Press bestseller for October

BROWN POSEY PRESS – Bestsellers for October 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW The Accountant’s Apprentice Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
2 NEW The Blue, the Gray, and the Red Catherine Jordan, et al Literary Fiction
3 9 Hatched Robert Barsky Literary Fiction
4 5 The Sins of Rachel Sims Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
5 1 Whispers in the Alders H A Callum Literary Fiction
6 Frost! Guy Graybill Short Stories
7 Pass the Pierogies Mike Breslin Cultural Memoir
8 2 Happiness Is in the Kitchen Giulio Alberoni Culinary History
9 6 Darker Gifts Stefan May Poetry
10 Life Signs and Fortune Cookies Melanie Simms Poetry
PCCA’s artistic “Downtown Details” repeats as Brown Posey Press bestseller for May

PCCA’s artistic “Downtown Details” repeats as Brown Posey Press bestseller for May

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May for its literary fiction imprint, BROWN POSEY PRESS. The Perry County Council of the Arts architectural exhibition guide Downtown Details: An Artful Perspective of Newport, Pennsylvania repeated in the top spot. San Diego’s Dennis Clausen grabbed the next two spots with his novels The Search for Judd McCarthy and The Sins of Rachel Simms. Michael Barton’s humorous fictional ethnography of the Shipoke, aka Shitepoke, a neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was #4.  Sharon Marchisello’s Going Home was #4.

BROWN POSEY PRESS – Bestsellers for May 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 Downtown Details: An Artful Perspective of Newport, Pennsy… PCCA Architecture
2 NEW The Search for Judd McCarthy Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
3 NEW The Sins of Rachel Simms Dennis Clausen Literary Fiction
4 3 Shitepoke Michael Barton Literary Fiction
5 4 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Murder Mystery

PCCA’s book was boosted by ongoing sales at the associated photography exhibition in Newport, Pennsylvania. Clausen’s books were helped by author activities.  Barton’s book was boosted by sales to local bookstores in the Harrisburg area. Marchisello’s title received activity due to social media mentions.