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

Mark Singel's memoir leads the polls as the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for August. Mark Singel’s political memoir A Year of Change and Consequences took the top spot. Wonder Boy by Lawrence Knorr was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 3 A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
2 1 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
3 19 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
4 5 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
5 NEW Hatched Robert Barksy Literary Fiction
6 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Thriller Fiction
7 10 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
8 9 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
9 6 The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction
10 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
11 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
12 22 Bitter Sweet Catherine Jordan et al. Short Stories
13 NEW Taking Lady Gibraltar Dick Schwirian Historical Fiction
14 18 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
15 The Mask of Minos Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
16 Fatal Snow Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
17 12 Dying for Vengeance J M West Thriller Fiction
18 23 Murder in Tuxedo Park William Lemanski Thriller Fiction
19 7 Maybe Tomorrow Mela Suśe Vigil Duran Carvalko Memoir
20 Of Guilt and Innocence John Scanlan Thriller Fiction
21 Home Is a Long Time Ago William F Lee Historical Fiction
22 4 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
23 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
24 2 The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure Sherri Maret Childrens
25 13 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
26 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Thriller Fiction
27 16 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
28 Pink Flamingos All Around Matt Anderson Childrens
29 Stink Bomb Ricky Bruce YA Fiction
30 14 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
31 26 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
32 NEW Ice Canyon Monster Keith Rommel Climate Fiction
33 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography
34 21 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
35 Well I’ll Be Hanged: Early Capital Punishment in Nebraska Tim Dempsey History
36 32 Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin Blank Biography
37 15 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
38 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
39 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scouts John L Moore History
40 Darkness and First Light J M West Thriller Fiction
41 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
42 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
43 24 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
44 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
45 36 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski History
46 48 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
47 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
48 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
49 20 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
50 Prince and the Paupers Guy Graybill Biography

msayocac_fcMark Singel’s memoir “A Year of Change and Consequences” was #1 due to media attention and planned events. 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. Brad Bumsted’s expose “Keystone Corruption Continues” showed #3 due to interest in the Kathleen Kane trial, and Brad’s numerous media appearances. July’s #1 by Michele Livingston – “Living in the Afterlife” – continued to sell well, holding at #4. Her “Messages from Beyond” nabbed the 49th spot. Robert Barsky’s new novel “Hatched” debuted at #5 thanks to release publicity.

The company released two new titles in August:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for August, 2016
Hatched Robert Barksy Literary Fiction
My Brother’s Mountain John Timmerman YA Fiction

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

Cash Payoffs, Porngate and the Kathleen Kane Scandal headline "Keystone Corruption Continues"

kcc_fcHARRISBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Keystone Corruption Continues: Cash Payoffs, Porngate and the Kathleen Kane Scandal, Brad Bumsted’s latest compilation of Pennsylvania state government malfeasance.

About the Book:
Once again, a crime wave swept through Pennsylvania state government. During a 17-month period from early 2015 through mid-2016,  a sitting state treasurer, and a former state treasurer, both statewide elected officials who were guardians of taxpayers’ money, were charged with crimes, as was an ex-Governor’s chief of staff and the attorney general, the state’s chief law enforcement officer. It was preceded by a sting investigation that resulted in state legislators videotaped taking cash from an undercover operative posing as a lobbyist and an alleged pay to play scheme at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Porn and off-color emails  on government computers took out two Supreme Court justices. It’s all in Brad Bumsted’s latest book: Keystone Corruption Continues: Cash Payoffs, Porngate and the Kathleen Kane Scandal.

Contents:
Foreword by John Baer
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Sting
1. Lost Opportunity
2. Turnpike Scandal
3. “I’m Your Guy”
4. Business As Usual
5. “Make Work” and Big Bucks
6. “I Am the Fucking Senator”
7. An Ivy League Shakedown
8. “Not Prosecutable”
9. The Sprague Threat
10. “I Am An Attorney”
11. The Sandusky Report
12. Seth
13. The Lex Street Massacre
14. The Very Questionable Accident
15. “Happy Birthday Ron Waters”
16. Bizarre 24 Hours
17. Difficult to Manage
18. “Political Peep Show”
19. “Unholy Mess”
20. Risa
21. The Cartels
22. The Supremes
23. Porn Warfare
24. Citizen Kane?
25. LCB’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Culture
26. The Final Sting
27. In the Final Analysis
Epilogue by R.B. Swift
Reflections by Franklin Kury

bradbumstedAbout the Author:
Brad Bumsted is a prominent journalist in Pennsylvania, working for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He is noted for writing “reform minded stories” about the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

In 2005, he was named one of “Pennsylvania’s Most Influential Reporters” by the Pennsylvania political news website PoliticsPA. In 2008, the political website PolitickerPA.com named him one of the “Most Powerful Political Reporters” in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Report named him to the 2009 “The Pennsylvania Report 100” list of influential figures in Pennsylvania politics and described him as a “mainstay in the halls of the capitol.”

Keystone Corruption Continues: Cash Payoffs, Porngate and the Kathleen Kane Scandal
Authored by Brad Bumsted
List Price: $17.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
278 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066935
ISBN-10: 1620066939
BISAC: Political Science / Government / State & Provincial

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Corruption-Cont…