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New York, NY – There’s a new book out that’s the anti-dieting book, with a mission to not perpetuate the dirty word “skinny” (yes, skinny is a dirty word), but rather to call attention to the many societal ways in which our country emphasizes a body type that is not only unattainable, but also, actually, unhealthy.

Scared Skinny No More!

Scared Skinny No More!

In an unlikely and refreshing pairing, comedienne Mary Dimino and Dr. Brad Johnson have teamed up to write Scared Skinny No More: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss. Dimino, most famous for her critically acclaimed solo show “Scared Skinny,” winner of The New York International Fringe Festival Best Solo Show Award, in addition to many other TV roles, national commercials and standup shows, and Johnson, a research doctor with more than 20 years in the wellness and fitness fields, realized that by combining forces they could write a smart, thought-provoking book on the state of health and perceived beauty in our country. Naturally, there are also some classic “aha” moments from Dimino, delivered with humor and levity.

The title of the book originates from Dimino’s hit solo show, “Scared Skinny.” Growing up fat, funny and afraid in an Italian family from Queens, food … and then more food … was a part of the daily routine. After years of what turned into emotional eating, Dimino was quite literally scared skinny. One day, after an alarming visit to her doctor and overhearing some cruel comments in a park, Dimino took responsibility, got to work and lost 115 pounds. Her hilarious journey is documented in this award-winning one woman show

“There was a time in my life when I worshiped the word ‘skinny’ and wanted to be known as that,” says Dimino. “After reflecting on my own experiences, and teaming up with Brad, I realized that the emphasis in our society should be on living a healthy life, not by trying to become a size zero overnight. We hope that this book will give women a fresh outlook on their weight and body image and hopefully push the nation in the right direction.”

Scared Skinny is divided into myths about weight, body image and health, including:

• If you’re overweight, you’re unhealthy.
• If you want to lose weight, you need to cut out carbs.
• If you’re thin, you automatically have a low BMI.

“I’ve spent my life’s work researching all aspects of weight and health, and I quickly realized that our society is at a gross disadvantage with all of the misinformation out there,” says Dr. Johnson. “I hope that readers will breathe a sigh of relief after reading this book and learn that there are many factors, both of a societal and personal nature, that contribute to one’s weight. Once we understand these factors, we can move forward towards a healthier future.”

Scared Skinny No More!: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss
Authored by Dr. Brad Johnson, Authored by Mary Dimino
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
144 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061855
ISBN-10: 1620061856
BISAC: Health & Fitness / Weight Loss

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Scared-Skinny-No-More-97…

Also available on Kindle and Nook

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HOLLYWOOD, CA — Sunbury Press has released Shelly Frome’s latest novel “Tinseltown Riff.”

Tinseltown Riff

Tinseltown Riff

About the Book:
Tinseltown Riff centers on Ben Prine, a thirty-something hack screenwriter who, on a Labor Day weekend, finds himself in desperate straits. Latching on to a dubious last-minute opportunity, he unwittingly embarks on a collision course with a Montana tracker connected with a Vegas mob; an odyssey which culminates in a fateful showdown on an abandoned Western movie set.

“Tinseltown Riff is a twisty tale of quirky characters in a dangerous world of shadows and subterfuge, that company town called Los Angeles. Shelly Frome opens the door on a fascinating and all-too-real scene of hustle and hope. One lovely riff.”
– Donald E. Westlake, Oscar nominated and three-time Edgar Award winner, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, author of over a hundred crime novels, many of which have been made into motion pictures.

“Tinseltown Riff is a kick — a funny, well-told tale about the world’s most insane business.”
– Peter Lefcourt, Emmy Award winner, screenwriter and best-selling novelist specializing in the Hollywood scene.

“Shelly Frome’s Tinseltown Riff takes us on a ride along the Hollywood fringe that is equal parts gritty intrigue and social comedy. In a subculture where get-rich-quick screenwriting workshops are a con and even the Santa Ana winds can be an illusion, Frome’s characters are heartbreakingly real. Under this pulp fiction lurks an unsettling yet compelling truth about the Dream Factory and its high-risk allure.”
– John Fusco, mainstream Hollywood screenwriter of Young Guns, Thunderheart, The Forbidden Kingdom, winner of two Bronze Wrangler awards and the Spur Award for Hidalgo, an Academy Award nominee for Best Screenplay and showrunner for Marco Polo.

“Shelly Frome writes with loving attention to the moment and the milieu of Hollywood and the aridity that surrounds it. Some of the best scenes give us a real taste of the Hispanic world most tourists never see. A fast moving and intriguing book with real energy.”
– Lee Jacobus, book critic, Connecticut Public Radio.

Tinseltown Riff
Authored by Shelly Frome
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
244 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062050
ISBN-10: 1620062054
BISAC: Fiction / Literary

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Tinseltown-Riff-97816200…

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released David Parmelee’s first novel “The Sea Is a Thief.”

The Sea is a Thief

The Sea is a Thief

About the Book:
“The Sea is a Thief” is set on Chincoteague, Virginia during the Civil War. It tells the story of a dangerous courtship between Sam Dreher, a young Union sailor on a gunship sent to protect the island, and Anna Daisey, a Chincoteague girl whose gifts as a wildlife artist are beginning to blossom. By the time a jealous rival exposes the clandestine romance, their love has grown so strong that they ignore an approaching gale to steal one last day together before a long enforced separation, narrowly cheating death.

As the war rages, Anna awaits her sailor’s return, refining the artistic skills passed on to her by her mentor, the island’s reclusive medicine woman. Sam must fight his way back; stranded behind Confederate lines and injured terribly, he survives by stealth, courage, and a most fortunate encounter with the Underground Railroad. Over the course of years the two are reunited to rekindle their love.

Students come to know the American Civil War as series of political events: debates, campaigns, and battles won or lost. The Sea is a Thief offers a new perspective from the dusty lanes and muddy channels of an oystering island in Virginia, chronicling its effects on a captivating local crew of hardy watermen, rogue hunters, moonshiners and merchants. At the center of the storm stand an unlikely young couple who desire only to love each other in peace.

Of course, the beloved wild ponies of Chincoteague play a central role.

The Sea Is a Thief
Authored by David Parmelee
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
240 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062128
ISBN-10: 1620062127
BISAC: Fiction / Historical

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Sea-Is-a-Thief-97816…

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Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas M. Malafarina’s latest horror short story compilation “Ghost Shadows.”

Ghost Shadows

Ghost Shadows

About the Book:
Like a dark cloud of foreboding, stories of horror can cast their ghostly silhouettes across our very souls. Ghost Shadows is a collection of thirteen such stories by modern day master of the macabre, Thomas M. Malafarina. From tales of psychological terror to those involving the demonic tortures of Hell itself, Malafarina seeks to cast his own ghost shadows across the souls of his legion of devoted readers.

About the Author:
Thomas M. Malafarina (www.ThomasMMalafarina.com)   is a horror fiction writer from Berks County, PA. He has published four novels, “99 Souls”, “Burn Phone”, “Eye Contact” and most recently, “Fallen Stones” and story collections called “13 Nasty Endings”, Gallery Of Horror”, “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume One” and “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume Two” through Sunbury Press of Camp Hill, PA. (www.Sunburypress.com). He has also published a collection of single-panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too: Cartoons For The Slightly Off-Center” through Sunbury. He has written dozens of short stories, which have been featured in numerous anthologies as well as on internet audio podcasts.

Ghost Shadows
Authored by Thomas M Malafarina
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
170 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620061930
ISBN-10: 1620061937
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Ghost-Shadows-9781620061…

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Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released “MONAD 12.21.12 – The Awakening of Stella Steinar”, the first book of the Stella Steinar series. This is the first novel for Canadian author T. Anderson.

MONAD

MONAD

About the Book:
Stella Steinar, the adopted but privileged daughter of two renowned scientists is embarking on a new chapter in her life. Ignoring her steadily increasing headaches and visions, Stella is anxious to leave everything in Minnesota behind and anonymously begin again. Headed for Berkeley, fate has other plans for her. What’s about to happen in California will change everything she knows about herself and the world–forever. MONAD, the largest scientific research firm in the world, seems to be hiding a top-secret project. And who is in charge? Stella’s adoptive father and Berkeley alumni , Dr. Erling Steinar. On her quest for the truth, Stella finds herself deeply entwined in the project–but is it too late? Will she have time to change the future and escape her inevitable destiny? From meeting the family she’s always wished for, to exploring her spiritual beliefs surrounding life and death–follow Stella’s story as it takes mysterious loops through time and reality.

MONAD: The Awakening of Stella Steinar
Authored by T Anderson
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
228 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062005
ISBN-10: 1620062003
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

About the Author:
T. Anderson hails from northern Minnesota and draws much inspiration from her Scandinavian roots. With paternal ties to Norway and maternal ties to Sweden, details such as character names and story settings hold great meaning for the author.

Diving deeply into metaphysical and global religious symbolism, Anderson considers herself to be a seeker of the truth—where have we come from and where are we going? While luring readers into a mysterious science fiction thriller, at the same time she asks them to open their minds to new spiritual possibilities.

An artist of many mediums including clay, photography, and paint, T. Anderson is grateful for the opportunity to finally realize her passion for writing as well. She lives outside of Toronto, Canada with her soul mate, Kevan and her adopted canine son, Chico. Anderson is currently writing the second book in the MONAD series and cannot wait for you to read what happens next!

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Monad-The-Awakening-of-S…

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Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released Sean Madden’s painting compilation “The Boy from Saturn: The Surreal Paintings of Sean Madden” under the Verboten Books imprint.

The Boy from Saturn

The Boy from Saturn

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sean Madden is a special multi-faceted artist and thinker. It always amazed me how he is able to develop his creativity in so many areas, and in such intelligent ways. As an artist myself and a writer on the subject of art, I feel lucky to have written about him and his unusual vision. I am also happy to say I know him personally. Like many artists and musicians (and he is both) who venture into realms of darkness through their work, he has at times been misunderstood. He is one of the most compassionate and interesting creators I’ve met along the way. His work is laced with social commentary and realistic observations about life (and this is the very thing that makes him a real artist), but also leaves him open to misunderstanding. I understand and admire him. I am grateful for that, as are so many others. — Lana Gentry–artist and writer for various arts publications, including Catapult art magazine, December 2012

The Boy from Saturn: The Surreal Paintings of Sean Madden
Authored by Sean Madden
List Price: $24.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color on White paper
94 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062043
ISBN-10: 1620062046
BISAC: Art / Individual Artist

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Boy-from-Saturn-9781…

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Mechanicsburg, PA – “Of Guilt and Innocence”, John Scanlan’s debut police-procedural mystery,  was #1 in print thanks to regional media interest. Carol Schultz Vento’s “The Hidden Legacy of World War II,” revealing the affect of PTSD on her famous father, Arthur Dutch Schultz and their family, ranked 2nd due to continued media interest in the book.

Of Guilt and Innocence

Of Guilt and Innocence

Sunbury Press experienced its best February yet, after seeing sales decline slightly in 2012 versus 2011, as eBooks cannibalized print.  Sales for February 2013 were up 59% over the prior year, with growth in eBooks outpacing growth in print. “We are off to a fantastic start this year,” said publisher Lawrence Knorr. “Sales are up 54% year-to-date. EBook sales are nearly double last year, and 9x 2011 during the same period. Our best-seller sold more units as an eBook for the first time.”

Sunbury has decided to stop reporting separate rankings for print and eBooks, instead combining the unit totals.

“There is Something About Rough & Ready: A History of the Village at the Heart of the Mahantongo Valley” ranked #3, as regional sales continued to be brisk.

“Rockabilly Rebel: Known and Unknown Stars I’ve Known”, Mack Allen Smith’s recollection of the numerous musical talents he interacted with during his Rock-a-Billy Hall-of-Fame career,  was #4 thanks to regional bookstore sales.

Lane Heymont’s debut novel “The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s Staff” jumped to #5 out of the gate thanks to a steady stream of author appearances and media coverage.

Jess Steven Hughes’ novel “The Sign of the Eagle,” set in ancient Rome, was #6 in unit sales.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” held 7th thanks to those seeking the truth about Amelia’s disappearance.

Robert Miller’s “The Cogan Legend,” a novel set in antebellum Pennsylvania, ranked 8th thanks to author activity.

“Flying Courage,” a children’s story written by Amanda Brown and illustrated by Jose Archeval, climbed to 9th thanks to author appearances.

“Hour 30,” Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s testimonial about life in medical school continued to sell well, holding #10.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “The Hidden Legacy of WW2” by Carol Schultz Vento
Fiction  – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Horror/Mystery – “Of Guilt and Innocence” by John Scanlan
Children/YA – “Flying Courage” by Amanda Brown
The Arts – “Contemporary Photo Impressionists” by T K McCoy
Self-Help – “Linnea’s Kitchen” by Linnea Jepson
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Education Behind Bars” by Chris Zoukis

The company released five new titles during the month of February:
“The Hackman Story” by Dorothy Elaine Grace and Lawrence Knorr
“The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters
“The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s Staff” by Lane Heymont
“Spiritual Body or Physical Spirit?” by Philip Benjamin
“We Were Beautiful Once” by Joe Carvalko

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

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