Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits Is a Finalist for the NIEA Awards

Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits Is a Finalist for the NIEA Awards

A big Sunbury Press congratulations to Arthur Hoyle and Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits, a National Indie Excellence Award Finalist!

Please join us in celebrating Arthur Hoyle's latest achievement in being named a finalist for the renowned NIEA Awards! Only two books in each category get recognized each year (one winner and one finalist) among hundreds of entries, so we're terrifically proud of this accolade.

We're thrilled that Hoyle's amazing collection of American biographies is being recognized the way we knew it would, and we can't wait for this accomplishment to bring his great work in front of more readers.

To help amplify Hoyle's victory, we're reaching out to YOU to share more about the author as a person and more about the book that's been both a #1 Amazon bestseller and now an award finalist!

About the Author

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Arthur Hoyle is a writer, educator, and independent filmmaker. His documentary films have won numerous awards and have aired on PBS, and he received a media grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Before becoming an author, he produced corporate communications materials in print and video for a broad array of clients. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and taught English, coached tennis, and served as an administrator in independent schools.

He currently volunteers as a naturalist in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, leading interpretive walks on Chumash Indian culture. His biography of Henry Miller, The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur, was published in March 2014 by Skyhorse/Arcade. He has also published essays in Huffington Post, Empty Mirror, Across the Margin, Counterpunch, and AIOTB: As It Ought To Be. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

Learn more at his author website or this exclusive interview.

About the Book

Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits is a NIEA finalist!

Mavericks, Mystics, and Misfits: Americans Against the Grain takes the reader on a journey across American history from the colonial period to the present, through the life stories of exceptional men and women who have responded in unconventional ways to the challenges and circumstances of their time and place.

Biographies include:

  • Roger Williams: The First American
  • Anne Bradstreet: The First American Poet
  • Judith Baca: Chicana Muralist
  • And 7 more!

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FREE EBOOK: Bottom Feeders by Jerry Roth

FREE EBOOK: Bottom Feeders by Jerry Roth

From July 2 to July 5, 2020, Bottom Feeders by Jerry Roth is free to download on Amazon

About the Book

Bottom Feeders

Would you recognize the Devil if you met him?

A decaying prison hides a dark secret. Robert Deville, the youngest prison warden in the history of the state, never expected to feel a supernatural connection in a prison. After discovering a diary, Robert learns a prisoner, rumored to be the Devil, was hidden away under his feet.

Was this prisoner responsible for a fire that killed hundreds of prisoners? Did he play a part in the murder of a local family years earlier? Robert must learn the prisoner’s true identity and unravel why he hasn’t aged in decades.

Surviving a relationship with an abusive ex-husband, Jenny Deville is dealing with the pain of her past. Noticing a sudden change in her son’s behavior, and his horrifying drawings of murders, no child should ever witness, she must discover the cause.

As local children mysteriously disappear, there is little time to prove who the killer really is.


About the Author

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Jerry Roth is a graduate from The Ohio State University where he studied English Literature. He has written for Ohio newspapers and sports articles for the Disc Golf Pro Tour. His fiction career began as a screenwriter. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife Tricia and his three children Jesse, Lea, and Nick. After reading The Stand by Stephen King, he became passionate about creating his own work of fiction. Bottom Feeders is his debut novel.

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The First Decade of Terror: How Author Thomas M. Malafarina Wrote and Contributed to 15 Books of Horror Fiction

The First Decade of Terror: How Author Thomas M. Malafarina Wrote and Contributed to 15 Books of Horror Fiction

Welcome to the third installment of the Sunbury Press author journey series!

In every book, there's a story. And not just the one between its pages.

Every author has a different journey for how they ended up with the incredible book that landed in our inbox. Sure, we loved the book that they sent to us--enough to publish it and share with you all--but we wanted to know what it took for them to write that book, what drove them toward publication, and to get to know them better as artists.

And instead of keeping those answers to ourselves, we thought--to hell with it, let's share it with YOU.

We are thrilled to continue this new author-centric series with the inspirational Thomas M. Malafarina, horror author of The Ridge of Death and many more.


Now presenting...

The First Decade of Terror

"The First Decade of Terror"

by Thomas M. Malafarina

This year marks my 10th year writing horror for Sunbury Press/Hellbender Books. That’s right, I’m an author of horror fiction. Yep, the dreaded genre. In the eyes of many publishers that makes me the ugly three-headed stepchild. Regardless, I’ve written in various forms all of my life from newspaper reporting at the age of 19 to having created thousands of pages of technical documentation during my 43-year career (and still going strong) as a manufacturing engineer. But one thing I always wanted to do was to write and publish horror fiction.

One might wonder why I would choose a genre that most "serious" authors and publishers tend to frown upon. Most of those publishers are often happy to remind would-be authors that Stephen King, Clive Barker and Dean Koontz already do it better than anyone else, so why bother? I’ve had a life-long love of horror from my childhood days of watching the Universal Monster movies and reading Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines. My bedroom was decorated with posters of monsters and my dresser was covered with Aurora monster models, which I built and customized.

Thank goodness Sunbury Press saw past all the prejudice against horror and started me on a journey that has resulted in ten years of publishing with over thirteen books currently in print, close to two hundred short stories to my name, with much more terror on the horizon.

But let’s turn the clock back a decade or so. It was spring of 2010 and I was coming up on my fifty-fifth birthday in July. Having completed my first novel, 99 Souls as well as more than a dozen short stories, I was close to completing my second novel, Burn Phone. I had not yet found a publisher but was nonetheless having a blast writing blood-curdling prose.

After a few failed attempts to find a publisher, I had actually considered contracting with one of the vanity press companies (I was unaware of self-publishing websites, if in fact they existed at that time). The bottom line was, I wanted to know if the work I was doing was any good. Vanity press or self-publishing would not answer that question. Only acceptance by a traditional publisher would do that for me. I had works ready to publish but nowhere to publish them. I was like an atheist at his own funeral, all dressed up and no place to go.

Then one day while cruising Craigslist looking for potential gigs for my part-time blues band, I saw an ad for a publisher from Camp Hill called Sunbury Press that was in the process of growing its business and looking for new authors. I did some research and learned at that time, Sunbury was best known for non-fiction and historical types of books.

Never one to be afraid of having yet another door slammed in my face, I contacted Sunbury publisher Lawrence Knorr to see if he would have any interest in looking at my work, even though it was fiction and horror fiction to boot. To my surprise, he agreed. I prepared myself for yet another rejection letter to add to my growing stack. To my astonishment, he offered to publish three books; my novels 99 Souls and Burn Phone as well as a collection of short stories, which he decided to call 13 Nasty Endings.

I was blown away! I went from thinking I might never be published to becoming a published author with a three-book deal. Unfortunately, like all naive and uninformed writers new to publishing, I was mostly concerned about how I would spend all the money that came pouring in. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.

Now I can look back and laugh. Writing has not and likely will never make me financially rich (or even comfortable), but it has succeeded in filling my life with the sort of wealth you can only receive from the experience of creating something from nothing and seeing it in print with your name on it. For the record, the tenth or thirteenth book is no less exciting to hold in your hands than the first.

If you total all the books I've published through Sunbury and their imprint Hellbender Books, the number is actually much higher. Some of my earlier works are out of print. I reworked several of them over the years, which we retitled and re-released. 99 Souls is now available as What Waits Beneath. Burn Phone is now Burner. My large novel Fallen Stones has been re-written, streamlined and re-released as Circle Of Blood. 13 Nasty Endings is now available as 13 Deadly Endings and my dark and some say frustrating Eye Contact is now available under the title From The Dark. Three short story collections, Malafarina Malefacarum Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 as well as Gallery Of Horror have been discontinued. Their stories have been sprinkled in with new stories for my current series called Malaformed Realities.

Oh, and another thing, we published a collection of my bizarre cartoons called Yes, I Smelled It Too.

Hellbender has published my series of three zombie apocalypse novels called the Dead Kill series. Will there be a Book 4? Time will tell.

So, what does the future hold for me? What does my next decade of terror look like? Shortly, Hellbender will be releasing a short story collection I co-curated with Catherine Jordon (she did an excellent job of editing—thanks, Cathy!) called Hellbent, which consists of stories from many Hellbender authors. As I mentioned earlier, Malaformed Realities 4 and 5 are slated for 2020 release, unless COVID-19 screws that up. Also, scheduled to be released will be a new novel, which might become a series called, Death Bringer Jones, Zombie Slayer. He is a spinoff character from my Dead Kill Series.

I'm also working on a new novel (which has the potential to become yet another series), a novella or two and a ton of short stories so new, this is the first I’ve mentioned them. I'm always writing something. I love to write. I never tire of writing and never seem to run out of ideas. Professional writers take vacations to get away from writing; I look forward to writing while on vacation. Writing is actually a sort of vacation for me.

So now you know why the past ten years with Sunbury Press have been so rewarding to me. It's not about the money. Publishing my books allows me to share my crazy ideas with many readers. It permits me to proudly call myself a published author. Most importantly, it offers me a platform from which I can launch many, many more stories for as long as I can keep coming up with fresh new ideas. Be ready, folks. The next decade of terror is right around the corner.


About the Author

Thomas Malafarina

Thomas M. Malafarina is a horror author from Berks County, Pennsylvania. He has been featured in over 15 books, including seven novels and even one book of often-strange single panel cartoons called Yes I Smelled It Too. Learn more on his website.

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FREE EBOOK: After the Pandemic: Visions of Life Post COVID-19

FREE EBOOK: After the Pandemic: Visions of Life Post COVID-19

From May 15 to May 17, 2020, After the Pandemic: Visions of Life Post COVID-19 is free to download on Amazon!

About the Book

Twenty-five Sunbury Press authors contributed twenty-seven chapters about the possible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society. Based on their experiences in a variety of fields, they provide their projections about the changes facing us, many of which have already been underway for some time.

Included in this volume: 

 

  • "Change and Embracing It" by Tory Gates
  • "The Role of Plagues in Human Enlightenment" by Mark Carlson
  • "The Pandemic of 1918" by Wylie McLallen
  • "How Are Future Pandemics Likely to Be Different?" by Thomas Malafarina
  • "COVID-19: Through the Eyes of a Grandmother" by Barbara Matthews
  • "Fighting Solo: Covid-19 and the Single Parent" by H.A. Callum
  • "An Essential Optimist" by Joseph Mazerac
  • "Medicine in the Post-Coronapocalypse Era" by Scott Zuckerman
  • "The Looming Health Insurance Problem" by Will Delavan
  • "Politics Makes No Bedfellows" by Pat LaMarche
  • "COVID-19 Effects on Higher Education" by Virginia Brackett
  • "The Coronavirus and Homeschooling" by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks
  • "The New ACEs: At-home COVID-19 Effects on Youth" by Wynne Kinder
  • "Coronavirus, Instrument of Change: How the Arts Will Usher in a New Era" by Marianne Bickett
  • "The Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Sports" by Merrill Shaffer
  • "Tourism in the Post-Pandemic World" by Maia Williamson
  • "The Various Economic Impacts of COVID-19" by Lawrence Knorr
  • "Materialism vs. Spirituality" by Penny Fletcher
  • "Creativity—Necessity is a Mother" by Chris Fenwick
  • and 10 more!

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Interview with Keith Rommel

Interview with Keith Rommel

Meet author Keith Rommel:

This is the author photo of keith rommel, author of The Thanatology Series

Keith Rommel is a multi-award-winning author and screenwriter best known for his Thanatology dark suspense series. In addition to writing thirteen books, he also had the honor of co-writing The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man movies which have garnished over 160 awards combined, including best screenplay and best feature film.

The Thanatology Series


Interview with Keith Rommel

Q: Keith Rommel, author of the Thanatology series, thanks for chatting with me!

A: Thank you for having me.

Q: Let’s hear that elevator pitch. How would you describe the series to someone who knew nothing about it?

A: The Thanatology series is a collection of realistic and supernatural novels that explore humanity and its inherently corrupt nature. Some people don't seem to care until they're forced to face the unthinkable, so what does it look like when the unthinkable happens? What sacrifices would you be willing to make to undo your wrongs?

Q: At this point, we’re six books deep into the series. It might feel like a while since it’s all started, but put yourself in that early writer’s shoes. What made you first begin this project?

A: The project started with my desire to tell a story that hasn't been told before. As an avid reader, I've felt the market has been saturated with stories that have been told many different times. I always strive for unique storytelling, and six books later, I'm pleased to say that people are still interested in what I have to say.

Q: We’ve heard quite a few reviewers telling us how much they enjoyed The Sinful Man (among others of course). But I’m curious: what is it about that book that resonates best with you?

A: Like most books in the Thanatology series, there are universal truths in which the story of The Sinful Man is based off of. I'm particularly attached to that one because the stories of sin and hopeful redemption have affected people I know, meaning this book is a sort of outlet for me to share these important truths. 

Q: Two of the novels in the series (The Lurking Man and The Cursed Man) were turned into award-winning films. How exciting is that! What was it like seeing your characters and story come to life on screen like that?

A: It is truly an honor to have had my works brought to life. At times the feeling is surreal. I remember being nervous, excited, suspended by disbelief, and ultimately satisfied. The price is long, and it teaches you patience. Above all things I mention, I remain humble and remain focused on telling great stories. I have many more to tell and hopefully one of them will be worthy enough for film adaptation.

Q: Where can we watch those movies?

A: The Lurking Man is the first released title and is available on Amazon Prime TV.VUDU and many other platforms are forthcoming. That is a great intro to the film series.

Q: Sure, these novels are suspenseful, but there always seem to be something innately human about them. What feelings do you aim to evoke in readers as they finish your book(s)?

A: Realism is important to me, and that is why I always incorporate truth within my fiction. I feel when you blend truth, it allows the reader in to connect to each emotion running through the characters, so in my series, you can expect to feel desperation, fear, motivation, and eventually, elation.

Q: Are you working on anything right now? Can we expect more out of the Thanatology series?

A: I'm currently in the middle of what I believe to be my best book yet. I'm hoping to see it completed and renewed by year end 2020. This book is raw, emotional and very VERY personal. For now, the title will remain a secret. Visit keithrommel.com to stay informed.


Thanks for checking out my interview with Keith Rommel! If you dare, take a chance on the first book in the series (The Sinful Man). When you close the last page, I'm confident you'll be crawling back for more.

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4 Terrifying Horror Novels to Make You Keep the Lights On

4 Terrifying Horror Novels to Make You Keep the Lights On

4 tales of terror from Sunbury Press

You're reading by the light of the fire, and you hear a sound behind you. But when you turn around, no one is there. Then when you return to your book, you see this:

  • A vampire with a thirst for the Virgin Mary
  • The haunting of an ancient burial ground
  • An intelligent, elusive serial killer in your backyard
  • Mutant pig people watching you

If you're ready to be spooked, check out 4 of Sunbury Press's most terrifying horror novels.


About these Horror Novels

About the Book

Join author JB Toner in this creepy, spine-tingling paranormal horror novel.

What if the Virgin Mary was bitten by a vampire? Danyaela Morrigan is an ex-Catholic, ex-college student, and ex-human seeking to share her eternal curse with the Mother of God.

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About the Book

An evil serial killer hell-bent on accomplishing his brutal agenda unleashes his venom on the citizens of Boston. Ruthless, methodical, and with a taste for the ancient ways, this killer eludes Boston's finest and feels like he'll never be caught.

But The Watchmaker, a man guided by naturalistic methodology, must stretch boundaries and stop the villain before it's too late.

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About the Book

When Stephanie Wright and her family inherit a luxurious rural farmette in Schuylkill County, she believes all of her worries are over. Then, her husband stumbles upon an ancient family burial site, destroys it, and sends the dead knocking at their door.

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Pig

About the Book

In a small college town nestled at the foot of a strange mountain, a sinister group of mutant pig people are said to steal women in the night.

Carrie Owens has heard the story, but she doesn't believe it. She knows terror has other faces, for she volunteers at the local battered women's shelter, but she refuses to give credence to the boogeyman.

Until one night it becomes her reality.

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3 Fascinating Literary Novels about Puerto Rico

Former New York Daily News reporter Robert Friedman pens three fascinating literary novels about Puerto Rico 

Ready for a trip to the Caribbean?

Crime, corruption, colonialism, and compassion. The Puerto Rico Trilogy by Robert Friedman consists of three separate character-driven novels that focus on this Caribbean island and its complex political and social relationship with the US.

Whether you want to see what it's like to live in Puerto Rico or you're in the mood for a well-written literary fiction series, former New York Daily News reporter Robert Friedman's got you covered


Praise for the Puerto Rico Trilogy

Book 1

"Well-written, well-paced, and thoroughly satisfying."

Book 2

"A gripping account of lost love, the temptations of the drug trade, and the struggle to survive in a difficult world."

Book 3

"A wonderful novel that gives you an inside look at what it was like in [1980s] Puerto Rico."

The Odyssey of Pablo Camino

About the Book

The Odyssey of Pablo Camino was inspired by a real-life incident when a stateside doctor, sent to the island for research, claimed in a letter that he purposely killed eight of his patients because of his disgust with the "natives."

In this first novel, the doctor's fictional son, a well-known but troubled Puerto Rican artist, goes on a search for the truth of his father's possibly murderous past.

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The Defining Sea

About the Book

The Defining Sea was also sparked by US-Puerto Rico history. Its plot is derived from the US Navy's decades-long fire and bombing exercises on the inhabited offshore Puerto Rico island of Vieques, which caused death and serious illness.

This story concerns a 20-year-old University of Puerto Rico student who delivers drugs between the island and the states to raise money for a scholarship that will be named after his girlfriend, killed by police during a protest.

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Ulysses in San Juan

About the Book

The year is 1980, and Wolf, a survivor of Auschwitz, is trying once again to build a new life, this time in Puerto Rico. As the final novel in the trilogy, Ulysses in San Juan tells of a captivating relationship between a Jewish concentration camp survivor and a Puerto Rican female drug addict.
It takes the reader on a trip into the San Juan underworld, as well as to other island sites to meet crooked, poignant, and colorful characters.

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8 Captivating Nonfiction Books About Frontier Pennsylvania

John Moore's Books about Frontier Pennsylvania


About the series

Return to the days of black powder, of trappers, and of mountainmen in the Frontier Pennsylvania book series. Roam the woods with natives as you discover what it was like living in Pennsylvania during the frontier days.

This eight-book nonfiction series contains true stories of real people caught up in the struggles that took place along the PA frontier throughout the 1700s.

Using journals, letters, official reports, and first-person accounts, John Moore's frontier PA series is your go-to account for entertaining and informative tales of the time.

Save $10 on the whole bundle!

Since we know you can't get enough books about frontier Pennsylvania, you can get all eight books from John L. Moore's series for a discounted price here.

Encounter real-life experiences and stories along the PA frontier with books like:

This is the cover of bows, bullets, and bears by John L. Moore

About the book

Rough-and-tumble frontier trader uses sharp business practices to get the job done, but he antagonizes one too many Indians along the way.

In this book, find out what happens when he enters the woods and never comes out--and many more stories from the PA frontier.

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About the book

Captain Patrick Work leads troops up Peters Mountain (north of present-day Harrisburg) where he finds a group of Indians around a fire.

Captain Work and his party approach the group, thinking they're friends, until the Indians start firing. Learn this story and more in Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks.

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Praise for the Frontier Pennsylvania Series:

"...overall about a lost world of encounters in the forest between the colonial Americans and the Iroquis. It's a world worth visiting."

-- Robert B. Swift, author of The Mid-Appalachian Frontier

"For those looking for a relaxing evening with a good read and a strong cup of tea, I recommend picking up Bows, Bullets & Bears. You'll be glad to peruse the lives of old and hear about the adventures that not only entertain, but did actually happen.
--Catherine Felegi, writer and editor

About the Author

This is an author photo of John L. Moore, also known as Susquehanna Jack

A veteran newspaperman, John L. Moore has a journalist eye for detail and ear for quotes in order to write books of long-dead people in a lively way.

Also a professional storyteller known as "Susquehanna Jack," a frontier ruffian, his 45-year storytelling career includes The Wall Street Journal, The Sentinel at Lewistown, and more.

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Since we know you can't get enough books about frontier Pennsylvania, you can get all eight books from John L. Moore's series for a discounted price here.


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Thanks for checking out these amazing books about frontier Pennsylvania! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

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4 Thrilling Climate Fiction Books to Keep You Warm This Winter

4 Thrilling Climate Fiction Books to Keep You Warm This Winter

Feeling a little under the weather? Check out this 4-book climate fiction bundle to tide you over!

A TV weatherman who can control the weather? Check. ✔️

A not-so-distant future of sinking coastal cities and debilitating heat? Check.✔️
Four climate fiction books to entertain and inform you? You better believe it! ✔️✔️✔️✔️

For a limited time, we are lowering the price tag on this 4-book cli-fi book bundle to $49.95 to show you the special work we've been up to over at Sunbury Press. Fans of Twister and The Day After Tomorrow, get ready. Books are coming.


#1. The Weathermaker

by Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

The Weathermaker by Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz is a cli-fi novel with plenty of action.

About the book

Baltimore TV meteorologist Neil Stephenson can control the weather. But should he?

During a light snowstorm, TV meteorologist Neil Stephenson discovers that he can predict more snow on TV to match his prediction. With a power like this, he could be soaring in his profession in no time.
But in a world already struggling with climate change, Neil has to battle his own conscience, recognizing that when he weakens a hurricane in the US, a typhoon could worsen in the Pacific.

This cli-fi genre-bending thriller has the action aspects of Twister--with accurate science, organized crime, and death threats making their way to his doorstop.

Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz author headshot for novel The Weathermaker

About Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

In 1985-86, Glenn Schwartz became the first "storm chaser" at The Weather Channel and was one of their designated "Hurricane Specialists." He got his nickname in New York City after an anchor saw video of him being blown around during one of his hurricane chases. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife, Sherry, and is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fanatic.

Advance Praise for The Weathermaker

"The Weathermaker is both a cli-fi thriller and a who-dun-it, written by a professional TV meteorologist. In this age of eco-anxiety over floods, droughts, and hurricanes, this novel is both a gripping read and an entertaining wake-up call."
-- Dan Bloom, editor, The Cli-Fi Report

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#2. The Heatstroke Line

by Edward L. Rubin

This is the yellow cover photo of the book The Heatstroke Line a cli-fi novel by Edward L. Rubin

About the book

Coastal cities are flooding. The US is sweltering under debilitating heat. This is our future in climate change.

In an imaginable future, not so different from our own, coastal cities are flooding and the world is feeling the sweaty effects of record heat.

In addition to being a smart, entertaining novel with sharp characters, The Heatstroke Line motivates people who believe that climate change is real to take action and to induce those who deny climate change to re-think their position.

This is the author photo of Edward L Rubin, author of The Heatstroke Line

About Edward L. Rubin

Edward Rubin is a Professor of Law and Political Science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is the author of an academic book titled Soul, Self, and Society, and The Heatstroke Line is his first novel.

Advance Praise for The Heatstroke Line

"Mad Max...The Hunger Games...Waterworld...The Walking Dead. Movies and TV series like these attract large audiences with their portrayals of future society devastated by war, disease, calamity, or supernatural disaster. Rubin wants to place his own cli-fi footprint in the sands of time and aims for this book to serve as a kind of warning flare for readers now and in the future."
-- Dan Bloom, The Cli-Fi Report

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#3. The Rainwalkers

by Matt Ritter

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About the book

Chronic droughts sweep a near-future US. But what happens when the solution is even worse?

To combat chronic droughts, scientists use genetically engineered bacteria to create regular rain. Only problem? The rain is lethal to humans, and there are only a few people who can withstand it: the rainwalkers.

In the not-so-distant future, war hero Willie Taft's wife is killed during an escape from the administration, and his daughter is on the verge of being screened in the deadly rain. Can Willie save his daughter--and this messed-up system--before it's too late?

This is the author photo for Matt Ritter, author of The Rainwalkers

About Matt Ritter

Matt Ritter is a biology professor in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the author of several best-selling books of non-fiction about California's natural history. His most recent book, California Plants, won the Northern California Bookseller's Golden Poppy Award.

Advance Praise for The Rainwalkers

"A terrific novel of climate change and genetic engineering; a first-rate cautionary read set against the backdrop of an all-too-probable future."
-- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids.

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#4. Twister Town

by Scott Stevens

This is the book cover for Scott Stevens's tornado novel Twister Town

A tornado has never swept through Tolland, Kansas. Until now.

Tolland, Kansas has never had a tornado directly hit their small town. But Emma Green, the local meteorologist, has information that suggests their lucky streak is coming to an end.

And yet, her boss threatens her job if she airs her predictions. So she's left with a choice: save her job, or save her town.

This book brings to life exactly what it's like to live in a small mid-western town during the height of tornado season.

This is the author photo for Scott Stevens, author of Twister Town

About Scott Stevens

Scott grew up in New York and is an avid sports fan. He was a sportscaster and then a sportswriter. His work has been enjoyed more than 125 million readers, and he loves working on his craft.

Twister Town is an Amazon bestseller!

Straight from its readers:

  • "Breathtaking. Did not want to put it down. Almost makes you scream."
  • "Had me holding my breath, crying and cursing all at the same time. A must read."
  • "Twister Town is a finely crafted attention grabber that places you nicely on the edge of your seat, that you find yourself firmly gripped to, as you lose yourself in its fantastic story."

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