"Tigers by the River" recalls early professional football in Memphis, Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sunbury Press has released Tigers by the River: A True and Accurate Tale of the Early Days of Pro Football, Wylie McLallen’s history of early professional football in Memphis, Tennessee.

About the Book:
The Memphis Tigers were a professional football team in the early years of professional football. They were first organized by Early Maxwell, a well known Southern sportswriter, who quickly gave way by selling his interests to the wealthiest entrepreneur in Memphis, Clarence Saunders, who founded the Piggly-Wiggly grocery chain, the first self-service grocery stores in America. In keeping with the times, Saunders quickly bought the services of the finest players available, several of whom are early inductees of the NFL Hall of Fame, scheduled the best teams in the country, including the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. In fact, in 1929 their last game of the season was against the NFL champions Green Bay Packers, whom the Tigers beat before a packed stadium in Memphis to proclaim themselves as the national professional ball champions.

This is a story of the early years of professional football when players moved from team to team and the owners scratched out a living. Appearing throughout the manuscript are some of the most illustrious names in professional football: George Halas, Wellington Mara, Johnny Blood McNally, Curly Lambeau, Bronko Nagurski, Red Grange, and many others who are no less interesting if not so famous. It was a different time, the late 1920s and early 1930s, a segregated American society but with great changes happening that are reflected in this story. The research was extensive, microfilms of old newspaper, and yielded much gold.

About the Author:
WYLIE MCLALLEN grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where his family has deep historical roots. At the University of Tennessee he obtained a degree in History and English and, under a distinguished man of Southern Letters, Professor Robert Drake, studied Fiction and Composition: Dr. Drake was able to personally introduce his students to the poet and novelist James Dickey, and was a close friend of author Flannery O’Conner. Wylie worked as a programmer analyst at Malone & Hyde Inc. in Memphis and later owned a small business services center. He currently resides with his wife, Nickey Bayne, in Vancouver, British Columbia, where they have raised two now grown children. He continues to write both history and fiction.

Tigers by the River:A True and Accurate Tale of the Early Days of Pro Football
Written by Wylie McLallen
List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″   (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
180 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-10: 1620068044
ISBN-13: 978-1620068045
BISAC: History / United States / Football

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Tigers-by-the-River-9781…

Man saved from death by a mysterious supernatural stranger

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.Sunbury Press has released Ken Newman’s latest novel The Voice in my Ear, about a man who is saved from death by a supernatural woman who then involves herself in his life.

tvime_fcAbout the Book:
Mere moments from a gruesome death, Zack Cole makes a deal with a mysterious stranger. To live, Zack reluctantly becomes the guardian of Layla, an exotic woman struggling under a terrible curse.

Despite a rocky start, Layla discovers an intimacy and passion with the cocky, womanizing Zack that transcends her dreadful curse. Determined that Zack will be hers, Layla uses her vast power to help him solve the mysteries surrounding his attempted murder, unaware that Zack is the target of a vicious band of outcasts on a deadly mission for God.

Excerpt:
Without warning, the passenger-side door opened and a thoroughly soaked man plopped down on the seat.

“Who the hell do you think you are!” screamed the professor as his composure shattered. “Get out of my car before I have you arrested!”

Dressed in a pea coat and jeans, the slim, dark haired stranger gave the irate professor a warm smile and closed the door.

“Good weather for ducks. This thing have a heater?”

“Get out!”

Snarling, the old man balled up a pair of boney, liver-spotted fists, which had not seen combat since a humiliating defeat at the hands of a bully named Rebecca back in 1951.

The show of force made the stranger smile.

“Calm down, Professor Somerton, before you have a heart attack or something. I don’t want to get into a throw down with you; I merely want a smidgen of your time.”

“If you are one of my students trying to appeal a poor grade, you have just picked one hell of a wrong time! Congratulations, moron, you have just failed my class. In fact, I will have you expelled!”

“Not a student. Just a huge fan of your work.”

“A fan … of my work?” The professor slowly dropped his guard.

“You betcha. I read all five of your books from, THEY LIVE AMONG US, to WAS HITLER AN ALIEN?

Irritated at the intrusion and not in the mood for a conversation, Professor Somerton nonetheless managed a small smile.

“You read my books, young man?”

“From cover to cover.”

“I’m sorry, I didn’t catch the name.”

“Sorry, Professor. My name is Rex Brock.”

“While it is nice to meet someone who appreciates my work, you will have to excuse me. I am late to a very important meeting. Stop by my office tomorrow, and I will be happy to sign an autograph or pose for a photograph. Good day, Mr. Clock.”

“That’s Brock.”

“My apologies. Now if you will excuse me.”

“I am not here for a silly autograph or picture, Professor.”

About the Author:
Ken Newman has loved stories of the supernatural since listening to his grandmother’s tales of witches, haints, boogers, and catawamps when he was a child. Author of urban fantasy novels, The Paladin,The Ark, and now The Voice in My Ear, his fiction reflects his Tennessee roots. His speculative fiction will appear in upcoming editions ofHavok and Splickety magazines. A member of the Authors Guild of Tennessee, Ken lives in East Tennessee with his wife Christian and their three zany daughters.

The Voice in my Ear
Authored by Ken Newman
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
280 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064665
ISBN-10: 1620064669
BISAC: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural

Also available on Kindle and Nook

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Voice-in-My-Ear-9781…