"Wonder Boy" caps wonderful month as Sunbury Press bestseller for July

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for July. Lawrence Knorr’s baseball biography of Carl Scheib, Wonder Boy, took the top spot. The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure by Sherri Maret was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for July, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 7 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
2 NEW The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure Sherri Maret Childrens
3 2 A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
4 10 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
5 1 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
6 The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction
7 NEW Maybe Tomorrow Mela Suśe Vigil Duran Carvalko Memoir
8 The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle and the Grist Mills of the Mahantango Valley Steve Troutman History
9 NEW Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
10 20 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
11 24 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
12 Dying for Vengeance J M West Thriller Fiction
13 26 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
14 19 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
15 30 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
16 13 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
17 There Is Something about Rough and Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
18 21 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
19 NEW Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
20 4 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
21 29 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
22 3 Bitter Sweet Catherine Jordan et al. Short Stories
23 Murder in Tuxedo Park William Lemanski Thriller Fiction
24 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
25 Adventures in Distant and Remote Places William Lemanski Memoir
26 22 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
27 25 OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellan & Ruth Watson Metaphysical Fiction
28 The Politics of Prevailing William Miller Memoir
29 11 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa Religious History
30 The 10 Second Shift Bill Foley Self-Help
31 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George P Donehoo History
32 Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin Blank Biography
33 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell & Joe Farley History
34 23 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
35 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Joe Farrell, Joe Farley & Lawrence Knorr History
36 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski History
37 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psycho Thriller
38 The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch Max Klinger Genealogy
39 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
40 Howl of a Thousand Winds Morris Workman Thriller Fiction
41 8 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
42 Keep It Blue Haley Dean Literary Fiction
43 27 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
44 Flying Pants Lola James Childrens
45 General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words, and Relations Lawrence Knorr, Michael Riley, & Diane Watson History
46 The Hidden Legacy of World War II Carol Schultz Vento History
47 Rabid Philanderers, Inc. Nancy Williams Thriller Fiction
48 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
49 Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
50 Fireproof Moth Milo Thornberry History

wb_fcLawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib – The Youngest Player in American League History” nabbed the top spot thanks to a well-attended event in Gratz, PA honoring the former Philadelphia Athletic. The event also received substantial media attention. Knorr also grabbed #17 with “There is Something about Rough and Ready,” #35 with “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” in tandem with Joe Farrell and Joe Farley, and #45 with “General John Reynolds.” Sherri Maret’s new childrens hardcover “The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure” placed thanks to advance purchases. Mark Singel’s memoir “A Year of Change and Consequences” held strong at #3 due to media attention and planned events. Alan Mindell’s “The B Team” #4 and “The Closer” #14 continue to benefit from author events. Last month’s #1 by Michele Livingston – “Living in the Afterlife” – continued to sell well, holding at #5. Her “Messages from Beyond” nabbed the 20th spot.

The company debuted a top 50 bestseller list this month. History / Memoir / Biography / Genealogy titles took 25 of the positions. Thriller Fiction was the next most prevelant category.

The company released eight new titles in July:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for July, 2016
The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure Sherri Maret Childrens
Maybe Tomorrow Mela Suśe Vigil Duran Carvalko Memoir
Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
The Making of a Don Charles Ursitti Thriller Fiction
Franni and the Duke Ann E Johnson YA Fiction
Ice Canyon Monster Keith Rommel Climate Fiction
Taking Lady Gibraltar Dick Schwirian Historical Fiction

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

Former English teacher/ librarian releases second book for kids

Author Sherri Maret (right) on her visit to the Shippensburg Area Intermediate Unit. Illustrator Noelle Ziegler (Help Me!) is on the left. Librarian Beth Jones is in the cage.

Author Sherri Maret (right) on her visit to the Shippensburg Area Intermediate Unit. Illustrator Noelle Ziegler (Help Me!) is on the left. Librarian Beth Jones is in the cage.

NEWVILLE – Sherri Maret is a newly published author living her dream.

“I taught for 20 years as an English teacher and library media specialist in Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, and Shippensburg school districts,” Maret said in a press release. “I loved teaching, but I wanted to write children’s books, too.”

In April 2016, Maret released her first book, “Help Me!”, about a lady who loves animals who flies to Africa for an amazing animal adventure. When it is time to go home, she decides she wants to take a baby animal home with her. The lady ends up having a very different kind of adventure that wasn’t at all what she had planned.

Maret’s new book, “The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure,” will be released Aug. 1.  She said she wrote it primarily for the kindergarten teachers she worked with at James Burd Elementary School in Shippensburg. In it, a gingerbread man who fears he will be eaten by two children or their mother finds himself at an elementary school seeking help from many of the people who work there.

“Originally, it was to introduce kindergartners to elementary school, but then I decided to adjust it so it serves as a back-to-school book, too,” Maret said.

As an educator she knows teachers and librarians are busy, so she created multiple follow-up activities that are available on her website, www.sherrimaret.com.  “I spent so much time creating lessons and activities for my students when I taught.  I know how hard teachers/ librarians work, so I wanted to help them.”  Parents who homeschool their children might also find the activities helpful, she said.

tgmsa_fc“I wish I could draw but I don’t have the talent,” Maret said. “I was lucky to find two very talented students when I taught at the Shippensburg Area Senior High School.”

Noelle Zeigler,a 2016 SASHS graduate, illustrated “Help Me!” Emily McMichael, a 2015 SASHS graduate, illustrated “The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure.”

“Noelle and I did eight school presentations on our publishing journey in Shippensburg. We had a great time.  I hope we get to do more,” Maret said.

The author also worked for the Chambersburg Area School District at Faust and Chambersburg Area Senior High schools from 1997 to 2003. “Sometimes I run into former CASD students, which is fun,” she said. “It doesn’t happen very often since I now live in Newville.”

Maret will have a reading at Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg, from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and a book signing from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Her books may be purchased from the author, online through Sunbury Press or through major online/ traditional bookstores.

(from The Public Opinion July 21, 2016: http://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/life/2016/07/21/former-english-teacher-librarian-releases-second-book-kids/87420566/)

Children's book "Help Me!" by former teacher Sherri Maret is the Sunbury Press bestseller for April

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April. Sherri Maret’s children’s book Help Me! earned the top spot. Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess by Barbara Trainin-Blank was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for April, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Help Me! Sherri Maret Childrens
2 NEW Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
3 4 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
4 1 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
5 NEW Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
6 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
7 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
8 7 Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
9 NEW The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
10 The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Childrens
11 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
12 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
13 20 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
14 11 Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
15 NEW The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
16 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
17 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
19 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
20 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
21 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
23 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
24 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
25 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
26 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
27 Dying for Vengeance J M West Murder Mystery
28 26 Darkness at First Light J M West Murder Mystery
29 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Murder Mystery
30 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History

hm_fcSherri Maret’s Help Me!, about a humorous wildlife expedition to Africa, was the top seller thanks to author promotional activities. Mary Sachs by Barbara Trainin-Blank placed second due to a large order from a charitable organization. M. A. Richards’ Choice of Enemies inched up to #3 thanks to bookstore sales ahead of author appearances. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last slipped from the top spot to #4, as sales tailed a bit following release. Former Admiral Scot McCauley’s thriller Israel Under Siege debuted at #5 due to author activities. Where Elephants Fought, the Civil War historical fiction by Bridget Smith, returned to the list at #6 thanks to author events. Alan Mindell’s sports fiction titles The Closer (#7) and The B Team (#12) both returned to the list thanks to author appearances in California. Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure held steady at #8 due to promotional events. Michael Hawley’s The Ripper’s Haunts debuted at #9 thanks to excitement among ripper-aficionados. Dan Shutters’ The Mouse with the Broken Tail returned to the rankings at #10 due to a bulk order. Sheldon Munn’s Freemasons at Gettysburg notched #11 due to continued interest in the subject. Tory Gates’ A Moment in the Sun climbed to #13 thanks to author events. R. Michael Phillips’ thriller Between Good and Evil held steady at #14 due to author appearances. Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man benefited from the new movie-themed cover, just released, boosting the book to #15. Terry Ray’s Orange Orbs book jumped to #16 due to an order from MUFON. Jess Stephen Hughes’ The Sign of the Eagle was #17 as the author continued to tour the Pacific Northwest. John L Moore took #’s 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26 with his Frontier Pennsylvania series. Moore’s books have received heavy orders from various retail outlets in the Susquehanna Valley. Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People returned to #20 due to orders from New Mexico. J. M. West’s Carlisle Crime Capers series took #’s 27, 28, & 29 thanks to author activities. Ernie Marshall returned to the rankings at #30 with his naval history That Night at Surigao.

The company released seven new titles in April:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for April, 2016
The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
Help Me! Sherri Maret Childrens
Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess (paperback) Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
The Cursed Man (movie cover) Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
Death by Internet Joe Carvalko Speculative Fiction
What Do You Say? James Campbell Pastoral Resources

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

Woman on a safari trapped in a cage by mountain gorillas! Help Me!

hm_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa.April 23, 2016 — Sunbury Press has released Sherri Maret’s Help Me!  The book was illustrated by Noelle Zeigler..

About the Book:
A lady who loves animals flies to Africa for an amazing animal adventure.  When it is time to go home, she decides she wants to take a baby animal home with her.  The lady ends up having a very different kind of adventure that wasn’t at all what she had planned.

About the Author:
Sherri Maret has a B.A. degree in English and a M.S. degree in Education. Her educational career spanned twenty years teaching English for three years and the rest as a school library media specialist. She has lived in Pennsylvania since 1996 but misses her family and friends she left behind in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming. She hopes to return to all those states to do author visits and explore some new states wherever author visits take her.

About the Illustrator
Noelle Zeigler, a 2016 high school graduate, has had a passion for drawing and writing as well.  She will be pursuing a degree in art and education.  Her goal is to attain a teaching position so she can pass on her enthusiasm for art to her students.

Help Me!
Authored by Sherri Maret, Illustrated by Noelle Zeigler
B&W on White paper
24 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Childrens / Animals
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1620067321
List Price: $9.99
8″ x 10″ Trade paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1620067338

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Help-Me-hardcover-978162…

Check out the author’s website at: http://www.sherrimaret.com/