"The Joes" are Sunbury Press Authors of the Year for 2012 — Other "Sunnies" winners announced

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Sunbury Press has announced the winners of their annual book awards, dubbed the “Sunnies.” Keystone Tombstones Volume One, by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley was the top selling book of the year.  The Joes also grabbed the #7 spot with the 2nd volume in the series. The strong finish for the series earned the pair Sunbury Press Authors of the Year. The duo had been Sunbury Press Emerging Authors in 2011.

About Keystone Tombstones Volume One:

kt_pubFamous Graves Found in Pennsylvania Joe Farrell and Joe Farley explore the cemeteries (and pubs) of Pennsylvania in search of interesting graves and stories about the interred. Included in this volume:

  • William Law Anderson “Golf’s Forgotten Legend”
  • James Buchanan “Pennsylvania’s Only President”
  • Pearl Buck “The Good Earth”
  •  John Burns “The Hero of Gettysburg”
  • Simon Cameron “Pennsylvania’s Political Kingmaker”
  • James Crowley & Harry Stuhldreher “Half the Horsemen”
  • Congressman Dan Flood “Dapper Dan”
  • Benjamin Franklin “The First American”
  • John White Geary “An American Success Story Few Have Heard”
  • Frank Gorshin “What Does It All Mean?”
  • Zane Grey “Rider of the Purple Sage”
  • Harry Norbert Kalas “That Ball’s Outta Here!”
  • Mary Jo Kopechne “What If?”
  • David L. Lawrence “Pittsburgh’s Renaissance Man”
  • Lincoln Colored Cemetery “Gone But Not Forgotten”
  • Connie Mack “The Tall Tactician”
  • Jayne Mansfield “The Blonde Bombshell”
  • Vance Criswell McCormick “A Harrisburg Hero”
  • George Meade “The Old Snapping Turtle”
  • Thomas Mifflin “A Pennsylvania Patriot”
  • The Molly Maguires, Black Jack Kehoe and Franklin Gowen
  • Gifford Pinchot “Pennsylvania’s Forester”
  • Bob Prince & Myron Cope “The Voices of Pittsburgh”
  • General John Fulton Reynolds “A True American Hero”
  • Frank Rizzo “The Cop That Would Be King”
  • Jim Thorpe “The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century”
  • Bill Tilden “Big Bill”
  • Ginne Wade “A Tragic Love Story”
  • Andy Warhol “The Pope of Pop”
  • Fred Waring “The Man Who Taught America How to Sing”

… and some very Unusual Tombstones

List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
196 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597675
ISBN-10: 1934597678
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Keystone-Tombstones-Volume-One-9781934597675.htm
Following is a ranking of all bestsellers at the publisher in 2012:
SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for 2012 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Keystone Tombstones Volume One Joe Farrell & Joe Farley History / Biography
2 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
3 There is Something About Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
4 My Husband Has ADD Linda Rosenbaum Self-Help
5 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill History / Biography
6 The Amish Rebel Preston Nuttall Historical Fiction
7 Keystone Tombstones Volume Two Joe Farrell & Joe Farley History / Biography
8 A Community of Writers Ann Elia Stewart, et al Literary Fiction
9 Why Aren’t You Sweet Like Me? Carrie Nyman Historical Fiction
10 Howl of a Thousand Winds Morris Workman Horror / Thriller
11 The Hidden Legacy of World War II Carol Schultz Vento History / Biography
12 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
13 Fireproof Moth: A Missionary in Taiwan’s White Terror Milo Thornberry History
14 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Medical Memoir
15 My Wheels Gave Me Wings Willow Rockwell Autobiography
16 Beagle Tales 2 Bob Ford Pets / Humor
17 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanksi History / Biography
18 Education Behind Bars Christopher Zoukis Reference
19 The Final Charge Charles “Ken” Godfrey Historical Fiction
20 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Helen Angeny History / Memoir

 

Preston Nuttall, the author of the Civil War novel The Amish Rebel, earned the honor of Sunbury Press Fiction Author of the Year for 2012.

About The Amish Rebel:

TAR_fcover_pubFall, 1861. America has entered a deadly civil war to settle the issue of the rights of the states – notably the right to allow slavery – versus the rights of the central government. From bases at Hampton Roads and elsewhere, warships of the powerful Federal Navy patrol the southern coast enforcing a naval blockade against the South.
In Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries are a primary hunting ground for Union gunboats ferreting out supplies destined for the rebel army. Raids on the farms, plantations and towns bordering the rivers and inlets are commonplace.

When a Union gunboat ascends the Mattaponi River and raids the Amish farm of the Buckner family, Jacob Buckner’s long-standing doubts about the Amish way of life reach the boiling point. Violence breaks out, and in a fit of rage, Jacob ignores his parents’ admonition to “turn the other cheek”. His action unleashes a chain of events that carry him into the Confederate Navy and a world of deadly combat, betrayal and romance as far removed from the Amish way of life as he could possibly imagine. But it is a world that places him on the stage of history and unveils the true Jacob Buckner.

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
254 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620060421
ISBN-10: 1620060426
BISAC: Fiction / Historical
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Amish-Rebel-9781620060421.htm
Jess Steven Hughes was honored with Sunbury Press Emerging Author for 2012. Jess is the author of The Sign of the Eagle, a historical novel based in Roman times.  A series is expected.
About The Sign of the Eagle:

sote_pubThis breathtaking historical novel of action and suspense is set in the year 71 A.D. amid the exotic and vibrant streets of Ancient Rome. Macha, the strong-willed daughter of a legendary Celtic British king and wife of the Roman tribune, Titus, is the only one who can prove her husband innocent of treason, solve the murders of two slaves who possessed information that could have exonerated Titus, and ultimately save the life of the Roman Emperor Vespasian.

Vivacious and iron-willed, Macha undertakes a dangerous journey and fight for her life to evade assassins through the city’s treacherous back alleys, notorious bath houses, and the awe-inspiring palaces of the Roman elite. With time running out to save her husband and the emperor from certain death, Macha can count on only two allies, the esteemed Senator Bassus-a family friend-and her faithful slave, a resolute and clever Moorish woman, Shafer.

Arrayed against Macha and Titus are the wealthy and wicked Pollia, once scorned as a bride by Titus, and Falco, a military tribune and womanizer, who offers to be Macha’s protector once Titus is condemned and executed.

Join Macha in her quest to exonerate her husband…and discover the real threat against the Emperor…

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
308 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620060360
ISBN-10: 1620060361
BISAC: Fiction / Historical
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Sign-of-the-Eagle-9781620060360.htm
Specific category winners are below:
SUNBURY PRESS – Top Titles by Category – 2012
Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
Keystone Tombstones Volume One Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Biography / Memoir
My Husband Has ADD Linda Rosenbaum Self-Help
Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Medical
Winged Manor Cheryl Tall Art / Music / Dance
Beagle Tales 2 Bob Ford Humor
Education Behind Bars Christopher Zoukis Reference
A Community of Writers Ann Elia Stewart, et al Literary Fiction
The Amish Rebel Preston Nuttall Historical Fiction
The Devil’s Palm Bob Knapp Mystery / Detective
Howl of a Thousand Winds Morris Workman Horror / Thriller
The Ghost of Laurelford Margaret Meacham YA Fiction
Goodnight Sammy Amanda Brown Childrens Fiction