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

 

Elvis the dinosaur? (no offense Baby Boomers!) Cryolophosaurus one of many featured in Dinorific 3

"Elvisaurus"

“Elvisaurus”

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli’s third children’s book “Dinorific Poetry Volume 3: Even More Stories of Ancient Animals Created by a Father and Son.”  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks had previously reissued the first of two volumes.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Can you really ever have enough dinosaur poetry?  We don’t think so.  So here’s ANOTHER batch of clever, fact-packed dino rhymes that tell stories, deliver information and challenge some long-held beliefs…all while keeping you entertained.  Nineteen watercolor illustrations by Ethan, accompany his dad’s eleven original poems that feature the likes of Megalosaurus, Macrauchenia, Baryonyx and Cryolophosaurus.  Plus, nine dinos use their unique attributes and take to the baseball diamond for a rousing game.  Don’t sweat it, pronunciations are, of course, included.  Be careful…you might just learn something.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.
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Dinorific Poetry Volume 3
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
54 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062364
ISBN-10: 162006236
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Introducing Speckled Egg Press!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has announced a new imprint for their children’s category — Speckled Egg Press.

speckledegg-logo“We want to stir up some more interest in this category, which has been lost among our many books for adults,” said VP of Marketing and Author Relations, Tammi Knorr.

Speckled Egg shall include elementary and pre-school age products.  The Young Adult category will remain under the Sunbury Press brand.   Following are the authors and books moved to the category:

Ashley Lucas: “Boo, Bat and Pumpkin Throw a Party”
Joanne L S Risso: “In the Field” and “Over the Sea”
Stephanie Slahor: “Meteors”
Amanda Brown: “Goodnight Sammy” and “Flying Courage”
Carole LaPlante: “Night Noises” and “The Magic Within You”
Michael & Ethan Sgrignoli: “Dinorific Poetry” series
Dan Shutters: “The Mouse with the Broken Tail”

The following titles are planned for the imprint:
Matt Anderson: “Pink Flamingos All Around”
Wendy Latty: “Colors in the Garden”
Amanda Brown: “Max’s Clips”

In the Field

In the Field

For more information about Speckled Egg Press, please see:
http://www.speckledeggpress.com
The company is currently searching for a part-time managing editor for Speckled Egg Press who will make decisions about which titles to publish and to assist in the publishing process.  Please send any inquiries to LKnorr@sunburypress.com.

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com

"Dinorific Poetry Volume 2" has 14 more dinosaur poems just for you…

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks has reissued the first of two volumes, to be followed by a third currently in the works.

dp2_fcABOUT THE BOOK:
We’re upping the ante folks…14, count ‘em, 14 new dinorific ditties designed to dazzle dino lovers. You’ll meet Carnotaurus, Argentinosaurus and Megatherium (a 20 foot long sloth. Really.) We even delve into the ocean’s depths to meet Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and Kronosaurus. And did you hear the one about the dinos playing poker? You will.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

Dinorific Poetry Volume 2
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
60 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062357
ISBN-10: 162006235
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Father & son duo Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli are one Dinorific pair!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks has reissued the first of two volumes, to be followed by a third currently in the works.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
dp1_fc“Dinorific Poetry Volume 1: Stories of Ancient Animals Created by a Father and Son” features ten delightful poetic stories conceived by Michael coupled with twenty-two of Ethan’s imaginative watercolors. You’ll meet Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Styracosaurus, Pachycephalosaur and a host of other unique and admittedly obscure dinosaurs. There’s even a story about where the skull of a Plesiosaur got mistakenly placed. Dig in!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

Dinorific Poetry Volume 1
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
58 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062340
ISBN-10: 162006234
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

One Dinorific deal! Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli sign with Sunbury Press

Mechanicsburg, PA — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks plans to reissue the first two volumes, followed by a third currently in the works.

The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.  Mike has made numerous media appearances, and will be joining Sunbury Press at Book Expo America in New York, May 30 to June 1.

purple logoAbout Dinorific Poetry:
Volume 1:
10 delightful poetic stories conceived by Michael coupled with 24 of Ethan’s imaginative watercolors. You’ll meet Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Styracosaurus, Pachycephalosaur and a host of other unique and admittedly obscure dinosaurs. There’s even a story about where the skull of a Plesiosaur got mistakenly placed. Dig in!

Volume 2:
We’re upping the ante folks…14, count ’em, 14 new dinorific ditties designed to dazzle dino lovers. You’ll meet Carnotaurus, Argentinosaurus and Megatherium (a 20 foot long sloth. Really.) We even delve into the ocean’s depths to meet Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and Kronosaurus. And did you hear the one about the dinos playing poker? You will.

About the Authors:
Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job.
Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

For more information about Dinorific Poetry and the Sgrignolis:
http://dinorhymes.com/

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com/