Robin Donaruma's "The Undecided" wins the 2014 Literary Classics Award

From Literary Classics:

clc sealLiterary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, The Undecided by Robin Donaruma, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design. 

In the battle between good and evil Lucas Aarons is on the front-line. Only he doesn’t know it . . . that is until his 18th birthday. Lucas, a high-school senior, has moved more times than he cares to remember. Each move is preceded by a series of foreboding dreams. But when his 18th birthday approaches, his parents finally fill him in on the inconceivable truth behind the dreams and their connection to his role in projecting light into a darkening world. — It would appear that Lucas is predetermined to be the leader of a White Army whose mission it is to save the undecided. The undecided are neither good nor evil; they are the grays, those who have yet to choose between light and darkness.

The Undecided is an exceptionally inventive work of young adult fantasy fiction. Author Robin Donaruma has created a cast of characters that run the gamut from endearing and genuinely likable to downright chilling. Her use of symbolism and spiritual parallels help forge a depth to this novel which makes it all the more praiseworthy. This book is highly recommended.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com

clcawardThe book was subsequently given a 2014 award as the best in the Special Interest category Inspirational/Visionary.

About The Undecided:

“There was a lot that I still wasn’t sure of, but there were three things that I would bet my life on. One, the darkness had finally found me. Two, the war between the dark and the light had begun, and three, the leader of the Dark Army just moved in next door.”

On his 18th birthday, high school senior, Lucas Aarons, is told that he is the leader of the White Army. He thinks it’s a joke until the powers of evil begin to haunt his dreams, forcing him to wake up and fight for those he loves and all that he knows is right. The white birthmark that encircles his wrist begins to glow. It’s getting more and more difficult to fly under the social radar. School becomes a gauntlet of black, white and the coasting “greys” who have yet to choose. Music moves from a passionate hobby to a calling and a mission. A class is no longer just a class. A date is no longer just a date, and the stakes are raised to a whole new level.

tu_fcThe Undecided

Authored by Robin Donaruma

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
284 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063965
ISBN-10: 1620063964
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
For more information, please see: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Undecided-9781620063965.htm
For a complete list of winners: http://www.clcawards.org/2014AwardRecipients.html

Revolt is in the wind! Sunbury Press bestsellers for May 2014

revolt_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestseller list for May, 2014. Terry Ray’s novel “Revolt!” led the way.

About Revolt!

Jihad arrives on American shores. The President lacks the courage to effectively confront the terrorists and would rather negotiate and capitulate than fight. The court system allows terrorists, represented by the ACLU, to use our own constitutional rights to tighten the noose around America’s neck.

It becomes clear that a terrorist victory is almost certain unless Americans are freed of a federal government that refuses to protect them and a court system that aids and abets the enemy.

When the U.S. military is unsuccessful in convincing the president to change course and engage the enemy in a state of war, the patient American people face the most fundamental question every country must answer at some moment its history – What are we willing to do to save our beloved homeland?

After much heart-wrenching discussion and debate, Americans finally decide. They must . . .  Revolt!

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May, 2014 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 Revolt! Terry Ray Political Fiction
2 GXM731 Terry Ray Science Fiction
3 7 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
4 9 The Undecided Robin Donaruma YA Fiction
5 Song Poems in Search of Music Joe Farley Poetry
6 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
7 Rockabilly Rebel Mack Allen Smith Music History
8 The Bear Wendy Latty Childrens
9 6 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
10 We’ll I’ll Be Hanged Tim Dempsey History
11 1 Keystone Tombstones V3 Farrell & Farley History
12 4 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
13 Fatal Snow Robert Walton Action Fiction
14 The Oxygen Factory Renee des Lauriers YA Fiction
15 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
16 The Cogan Legend Robert Miller Historical Fiction
17 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Medical Memoir
18 The Lurking Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
19 Keystone Tombstones V1 Farrell & Farley History
20 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell & Farley History

tof_fcSunbury Press enjoyed the best May ever. Sales were up 17% over last year. This month we have expanded the bestseller list to 20 to account for the higher number of titles we are managing, and the upward trend in unit sales. Last month’s rankings included only 10 books, 5 of which did not make the top 20 this month.

Terry Ray’s novels, Revolt! & GXM731 were helped by author events. Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man & The Lurking Man charted thanks to strong sales at Rocky’s Hardware and interest in The Cursed Man movie. Robin Donaruma’s The Undecided grabbed #4 thanks to bookstore orders. Joe Farley’s Song Poems in Search of Music was #5 thanks to author activity, as were Sheldon Munn’sFreemasons at Gettysburg & Mack Allen Smith’s Rockabilly RebelThe Bear, by Wendy Latty, benefitted from being the featured book in the Sunbury Store on First Friday in May. Alan Mindell’s The Closer slipped a bit due to a number of returns from bookstores. Tim Dempsey’s Well I’ll Be Hanged debuted on the chart thanks to strong sales in Nebraska. The Joes, Farrell & Farley, took three spots with three of their Keystone Tombstones volumes — I, III, and Civil War. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last hung on thanks to sales in Arizona. Robert Walton’s Fatal Snow returned to the rankings thanks to sales at Bob’s Bagels. Renee des Lauriers’ The Oxygen Factory debuted at #14 thanks to ecommerce sales in both print and ebook. Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People & Robert Miller’s The Cogan Legend, grabbed spots thanks to author appearances. Brandon Musgrave’s Hour 30 continues to be the top ebook, ranking #17 overall.

The company released nine new titles during the month of May:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for May, 2014
A Darker Shade of Freedom C James Gilbert Historical Fiction
Sanctuary Dishonored Robin Lee Art History
Pit Bulls II Anthony Julian History
Well I’ll Be Hanged Tim Dempsey History
Song Poems in Search of Music Joe Farley Poetry
Revolt! Terry Ray Political Fiction
Dead Kill 1: The Ridge of Death Thomas Malafarina Horror Fiction
The Oxygen Factory Renee des Lauriers YA Fiction
The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping William Cook History

For a list of Sunbury’s all-time best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm

 

 

High school senior discovers his mystical powers in Robin Donaruma novel

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Robin Donaruma’s visionary fiction novel The Undecided.

Excerpt:
“There was a lot that I still wasn’t sure of, but there were three things that I would bet my life on. One, the darkness had finally found me. Two, the war between the dark and the light had begun, and three, the leader of the Dark Army just moved in next door.”

tu_fcAbout the Book:
On his 18th birthday, high school senior, Lucas Aarons, is told that he is the leader of the White Army. He thinks it’s a joke until the powers of evil begin to haunt his dreams, forcing him to wake up and fight for those he loves and all that he knows is right. The white birthmark that encircles his wrist begins to glow. It’s getting more and more difficult to fly under the social radar. School becomes a gauntlet of black, white and the coasting “greys” who have yet to choose. Music moves from a passionate hobby to a calling and a mission. A class is no longer just a class. A date is no longer just a date, and the stakes are raised to a whole new level.

About the Author:

Robin Donaruma was born in Virginia and raised in Texas where she lived life in the 70’s to her fullest.  At the ripe age of nine she relocated to Florida, where she remained for many hot, hair curling years.  She obtained a degree from Florida State University and the University of Central Florida after which she secured a position with the Backlot Production Unit at Universal Studios Florida where she remained until opting out for motherhood.

Robin has written several award winning short films including a musical short, Gotta Get Out recently showcased at the Cannes Short Film Corner and has authored an historical romance novel, Sweetest Confection.  Robin currently resides in South Bend, Indiana with her adoring husband, four children, two cats, and a turtle named George.

donarumab_wThe Undecided

Authored by Robin Donaruma

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
284 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063965
ISBN-10: 1620063964
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

Also available on Kindle and Nook

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Undecided-9781620063…