Gronsky and Bohner’s “A Short Season” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

Gronsky and Bohner’s “A Short Season” is the Sunbury Press bestseller for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for March. A Short Season, recounting the life of Josiah Viera, a baseball-loving youth battling progeria, climbed to 1st place upon its release.  Jeffrey Geiger’s German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California debuted at #2. Recently released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast took the third spot. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last held at #4. Joe Regenbogen’s brand new The Boys from Brookdale, about a group of WW2 veterans at the same nursing home, was #5.  Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula held the 6th spot. John L. Moore had ten of the spots in the bottom half with his books in the Frontier Pennsylvania and Revolutionary Pennsylvania series.


SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for March 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 9 A Short Season Jake Gronsky & David Bohner Sports Memoir
2 NEW German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California Jeffrey Geiger History
3 1 The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast Legal History
4 3 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
5 NEW The Boys from Brookdale Joe Regenbogen Biography
6 5 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
7 12 The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 Mark Carlson Aviation History
8 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
9 11 Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazelton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball Joe Farley Sports History
10 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks History
11 14 Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs Scott Zuckerman Military Memoir
12 8 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
13 23 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L. Moore History
14 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
15 19 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L. Moore History
16 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L. Moore History
17 25 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L. Moore History
18 17 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L. Moore History
19 21 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L. Moore History
20 Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas John L. Moore History
21 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
22 The Relations of Isaac Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
23 20 There Is Something About Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
24 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L. Moore History
25 22 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L. Moore History

A Short Season was boosted by regional support and author events. Geiger’s book was helped by author activities. The Most Hated Man has been bolstered by radio and media appearances by author Mark Pendergrast.  Call Sign Dracula benefited from the release of the audiobook. Moore’s books sell steadily thanks to author events and regional retailers.

John L Moore kicks off the "Revolutionary Pennsylvania" series

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Tories, Terror, and Tea, John L Moore’s first installment of his new Revolutionary Pennsylvania history series.

About the Book:
With the sesquicentennial of the American Revolution on the horizon, Tories, Terror, and Tea delves deeply into contemporary accounts of the times that so severely tried the souls of Rebels and Tories alike. Author John L. Moore paints a surprisingly fresh picture of the era. His true stories range from the eastern cities to the rustic frontier.

There’s a common misconception that the American Revolutionary War pretty much ended when the British surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781. Not true. More than eight months later, a force of Indians and British burned the western Pennsylvania settlement of Hannastown, then the Westmoreland County seat. The town was never rebuilt.

Everybody knows that American soldiers suffered terribly during the winter the Continental Army spent at Valley Forge. Few recall that Brigadier General Anthony Wayne couldn’t get Pennsylvania political officials to provide suitable clothing for the troops of the Pennsylvania Line although he repeatedly documented that hundreds of men lacked even “a single rag of a

Did you know that when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia as the British army approached, its members went first to Bethlehem and sought to make the Moravian town the U.S. capital for the duration of the war? Or that the wagon hauling the Liberty Bell away from the British broke down on the street in Bethlehem?

About the Author:
John L. Moore, a veteran newspaperman, said he employed a journalist’s eye for detail and ear for quotes in order to write about long-dead people in a lively way. He said his books are based on 18th and 19th century letters, journals, memoirs and transcripts of official proceedings such as interrogations, depositions and treaties.

The author is also a professional storyteller who specializes in dramatic episodes from Pennsylvania’s colonial history. Dressed in 18th century clothing, he does storytelling in the persona of “Susquehanna Jack,” a frontier ruffian. Moore is available weekdays, weekends and evenings for audiences and organizations of all types and sizes.

Moore has participated in several archaeological excavations of Native American sites. These include the Village of Nain, Bethlehem; the City Island project in Harrisburg, conducted by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission during the 1990s; and a Bloomsburg University dig in 1999 at a Native American site near Nescopeck. He also took part in a 1963 excavation conducted by the New Jersey State Museum along the Delaware River north of Worthington State Forest.

Moore’s 45-year career in journalism included stints as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal; as a Harrisburg-based legislative correspondent for Ottaway News Service; as managing editor of The Sentinel at Lewistown; as editorial page editor and managing editor at The Daily Item in Sunbury; and as editor of the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal in Bethlehem.

Tories, Terror, and Tea
Authored by John L Moore
List Price: $9.99
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
124 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067901
ISBN-10: 1620067900
BISAC: History / United States / Revolutionary War

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