Archive for October, 2013

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Terry Ray’s new series, “The Crossers”, just released by Sunbury Press, tells the epic story of a new religion forming in the northwestern United States. There are currently four books in the series, with more planned.

519+ToMmPfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book One: The Man in the Mountain

This American epic adventure begins with a young, insecure magazine writer on an assignment to locate still-existing Hippie communes that, allegedly, have survived since the sixties. The trail leads to the remote mountains of Montana. Marty Chapman could not possibly have imagined that this trip would turn his life upside-down and send shock waves throughout the entire world.

His chance encounter with a mountain man who has lived alone in the magnificent, Alp-like wilderness for fifty of his seventy years, leads not only to Marty finding the father-figure he has always yearned for but to a mystery that old Art has kept secret for many years and grudgingly reveals to Marty.

Together, they come up with a plan to crack the secret and end-up finding something that is, literally, beyond belief. It is so mind-altering that Marty’s father-figure dies from the shock and Marty is left trying to maintain his sanity while coping with something that that is so overwhelming, he cannot allow himself to even consider the possibility it could be real.

ISBN: 9781620062975  Price: $16.95


41J4apd6KPL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book Two: The Circle

There are many roads leading to hell and the members of the inner-circle follow their unique paths to misery, oblivion, and hopelessness – before they begin their long and hard journey back to the light.

With the exception of one, they are all just ordinary people, like you and me, who face the same torments in life, as do all human beings. The reader will have experienced many of the same life tragedies, as do these ordinary souls of the inner circle, and will feel their anguish as their paths draw them toward the darkness . . . and will think, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”

Only one story ends in happiness and self-satisfaction. John basks in the glow of the world he has built. His insatiable, unfeeling greed, sets in motion an unstoppable juggernaut, paving his way to power, fame, and wealth by crushing countless, innocent souls beneath its path. Readers will know this man. He has, at one time or another, crossed the path of all our lives.

Book Two of the Crosser’s Series will be as a mirror to the readers – in which they will, somewhere, see themselves. You will compelled, from time to time, to put down your book and simply ponder.

By this epic journey’s end, you may very well emerge a different, stronger, and happier person than when the journey began. You will never forget the people who walked by your side, nor the lessons you have learned along the twists and turns.

ISBN: 9781620063002  Price: $16.95


41+CkmGjkfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book Three: Crossing the Valley:

With grief, apprehension, and a new writing assignment, Marty Chapman returns to Montana. He is not alone this time. For the first time in his life he has fallen in love. Ginny Allen is a soft-hearted, straight-talking, very strong young woman with a girlish sense of humor, who not only loves Marty but provides him the courage he has always lacked. Without Ginny, Marty would not have had the strength to return to this frightening place where he had come perilously close to losing his mind. She is open, trusting, and unafraid while Marty is skeptical of all things and all people and he lives with an ever present sense fear, yet, somehow, they have found what they need, in one another.

A defrocked preacher, a paroled killer, a Canadian misfit, a female business magnate, a dysfunctional trial lawyer, a retired philosophy professor, a high-priced prostitute, and a gay survivor of a suicide attempt, also follow Marty to the magnificent mountains. They believe in the impossible that Marty cannot allow himself, and all have been mysteriously drawn to make this journey.

Not all of them survive the experience.

ISBN: 9781620063033  Price: $16.95


41v+E7N7B+L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book Four: Path to Armageddon:

As the journey makes its final turn, the forces – good and evil – move into position for the final act . . . all converging at breath-taking speed toward a certain place and certain time -setting the stage for an inexorable collision that will be witnessed by the entire world. The slightest breeze could bend the arc and dramatically change everything before the curtain falls.

John Hennessey is at the center of this vortex and uses all his blind power and ambition power make sure the forces obey his Leviathan will. He has never been beaten or bowed and he will make certain that he will, as always, emerge triumphant.

The reader will be swept-up in these raging currents, side-by-side with companions from the long journey that have become a part of life. Your heart will pound and your breath will be taken in gasps as the stage begins to darken and the end draws near.

It is Armageddon.

ISBN: 9781620063064  Price: $16.95


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NC#1_fcsmMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Sean Madden’s first issue in the “Normal Comix” series under the Verboten Books imprint.

FOR ADULTS ONLY!  Sean Madden brings to life a cast of very strange — and very sick characters in this first issue of what will be a long-running series for Verboten Books.

From Sean:

To kick-off this very 1st issue of Normal Comix, it’s important to tell you our philosophy of artistic expression. You see, many people would look at this comic and say, “What?!? Normal? This isn’t normal! This is sick!” People who’d say this are called, “conformists.” Conformists do what society tells them to do. They don’t think for themselves. This is VERY dangerous, and can lead to uniforms. It can also lead to organized religion. Religion and uniforms will eventually lead to WAR! So we take this seriously, and have decided to attack conformity through art. We do this as a sincere attempt to improve the planet. To have a mind, and to fearlessly (but wisely) use it is a beautiful thing. To have a mind and let others control it through shame and fear is indefensible.

In this Issue:


Num-Nums the Singing Bear

Shopping with LuLu

Bless Us!

Normal Comix No. 1
Authored & Illustrated by Sean Madden
List Price: $16.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Black & White on White paper
50 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062845
verboten logo 1ISBN-10: 1620062845
BISAC: Comics / Adult

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the short story compilation “Undead Living” edited by Thomas M. Malafarina.

ul_fcAbout the Book:

Horror master Thomas M. Malafarina brings you this compilation of short stories about the undead in comtemporary settings. Included in this volume:

Feeding Frenzy – Michael Collins

The Supreme Race – Catherine Jordan

The Storm – Kristina Mosley

The Collectors – Fallon Stoeffler

Trouble With The Tooth Fairy – Victoria Rowe

Angel Of Mercy – Joseph Rubas

Night Drive – C. Inferno

Encounter In The Dead Of Night… – Sergio Palumbo

Kittens With Chainsaws – Johannes Pinter

Even The Great Will Fall – Thomas M. Malafarina

Handsome Jack – C. M. Saunders

Richard The Vampire – Joshua Malbin

Responsibility – Paul Stansfield

The Benefits of Being Dead – Benjamin Blake

The Price Of Rice – Mark Slade

Undead Living

Authored by Thomas M. Malafarina, Edited by Thomas M. Malafarina, Authored by Catherine Jordan, Authored by Michael Collins, Authored by Kristina Mosley, Authored by Fallon Stoeffler, Authored by Victoria Rowe, Authored by Joseph Rubas, Authored by C. Inferno, Authored by Sergio Palumbo, Authored by Johannes Pinter, Authored by C. M. Saunders, Authored by Joshua Malbin, Authored by Paul Stansfield, Authored by Benjamin Blake, Authored by Mark Slade

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
186 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620062852
ISBN-10: 1620062852
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

Front and back cover art by Amber Russell.

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Wendy Lattys children’s book “Colors in the Garden” and the spiritual version “Colors in the Garden the Creator Made.”

citg_fcAbout the Book:

Colors in the Garden introduces the ROY G BIV color spectrum using plants and animals in natural environments which inspires children to see how these colors are displayed in the world around them.

About the Author:

Being an Illustrator of children’s books was Wendy Latty’s “impossible” dream. The book you are holding in your hands is the beginning of the hope that was not disappointed. After graduating with Art Honors from high school, Wendy moved to Philadelphia and received her Associates Degree in Visual Communications with a specialization in Illustration.  She currently lives in Harrisburg Pennsylvania with her husband two daughters and the family sidekick Sancha the cat.

Colors in the Garden
Authored & Illustrated by Wendy Latty

8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
34 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063095
ISBN-10: 162006309
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Colors

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citgtcm_fcColors in the Garden the Creator Made
Authored & Illustrated by Wendy Latty

8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
34 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063101
ISBN-10: 162006310
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Colors

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli’s third children’s book “Dinorific Poetry Volume 3: Even More Stories of Ancient Animals Created by a Father and Son.”  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks had previously reissued the first of two volumes.

Can you really ever have enough dinosaur poetry?  We don’t think so.  So here’s ANOTHER batch of clever, fact-packed dino rhymes that tell stories, deliver information and challenge some long-held beliefs…all while keeping you entertained.  Nineteen watercolor illustrations by Ethan, accompany his dad’s eleven original poems that feature the likes of Megalosaurus, Macrauchenia, Baryonyx and Cryolophosaurus.  Plus, nine dinos use their unique attributes and take to the baseball diamond for a rousing game.  Don’t sweat it, pronunciations are, of course, included.  Be careful…you might just learn something.

The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.
Dinorific Poetry Volume 3
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
54 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062364
ISBN-10: 162006236
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released author Karim El Koussa’s religious history “Jesus the Phoenician, ” placing Jesus’s origins in Galilee, outside of Judea.

jtp_fcAbout the book:

Jesus the Phoenician. A book of religious history that is sure to challenge conventional thinking about the origins of Jesus Christ, not only among Christians in the west, but in the entire world. It conveys important historical, geographical, archaeological, cultural and theological findings regarding the possibility that Jesus was not Jewish, but rather Phoenician.

Could Jesus have been a non-Jew? Of course!

He was Phoenician in every possible way.

Be ready to experience a World Revelation and a Christian Revolution…


Part I

Etymology of the Savior’s Name

The Great Annunciation

The Family of Jesus

Part II

The Geographical Region: Mt. Carmel & Bet-Lahem of Galilee

The Historical Evidence of Jesus the Galilean

The Galilean Disciples of Jesus

Part III

The Cultural and Religious Entourage at the Time of Jesus

The Hypothetical Jesus the Jew Fails to Prove Himself Once Again

Which God and What Temple?

Part IV

The Extra-New Testament Sources

The Church New Testament

The Religion and Theology of Jesus the Phoenician




Authentic Maps of the Phoenician Bethlehem

Bet(h)-Lahem (House of Bread)

Map 1 – Section of “Palestine”

Map 2 – Section of ancient “Soria”

This is a section of the first scientific map of Syria (meaning Phoenicia). It was drawn by the geographer Ptolemy around 150 AD, basing it on the work of Arastonis and Marinos of Tyre.

Map 3 – Section of “Bird’s Eye View of the Holy Land”

Map 4 – Section of “Israel”


The Grotto of Makadoushi where Virgin Lady Maryām waited for her son to return from his missionary journeys in Jerusalem

The Lebanese Kana or Qana

the place of origin of the Virgin Lady Maryām

the famous wedding of Kana where the first miracle of turning water into wine occurred


Table 1 – Yāwshu Family Tree

Table 2 – The Apostles

Table 3 – The Approximate Timeline of the Most Important Christian Events and the Development of the Church New Testament

Jesus the Phoenician

Authored by Karim El Koussa

List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
348 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062814
ISBN-10: 162006281X
BISAC: Religion / Christianity / History

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released author Bob Ford’s fourth humorous short story collection in the “Beagle Tales” series about beagles, hunting, family and the changing times.

About the book:
BT4_fcThis fourth installment of Ford’s short stories mixes a love for the hunt and a thorough appreciation of the beagle as a cherished pet. Whether he is navigating the wild lands looking for rabbits or the wilder terrain of human relationships, the author is always looking for the important things in life, and casting them in a humorous light. Beagles and rabbit hunting are featured prominently in these collected assays, although the tales of the hunt are often a medium to tell a more profound story.  Laugh along with his nostalgic remembrances of childhood, unique perspectives on life today, and the joys of living with hunting house beagles.

Bob Ford is an Excellence in Craft winner in humor for the Outdoor Writers Association of America (2012).

… As many of you may have discovered, wives are not fond of live bait in the refrigerator door, especially if the bait comes in small, round, plastic containers that resemble the ones restaurants utilize for salad dressing and other condiments.  Can your marriage survive a culinary accident wherein your wife pours the leftover dressing onto her salad only to realize that her food is now covered in wax worms?  This very thing happened in our house.  We were able to get along just fine after all the shrieking ended.  There is nothing non-masculine about shrieking after your wife throws wax worms down your shirt, by the way …

Beagle Tales 4
Authored by Bob Ford
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
190 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063118
ISBN-10: 1620063115
BISAC: Pets / Dogs / Breeds

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — “Five Drops of Estrogen: A man’s tribute to womanhood and the undying power of humility, selflessness and sacrifice,” Nirmal Joshi’s book about the lives of five extraordinary women in his family,  was #1 for the second month in a row thanks to author events.  Dennis Herrick’s “Winter of the Metal People,” a novel about the Tiguex War between the Spanish and the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico, ranked #2 due to regional sales in New Mexico.

Sunbury Press’s year-to-date sales for 2013 are up 21% over 2012. EBook sales are up 13% over the year-to-date prior, lagging the growth in print sales. Sales for the quarter were even with 3rd quarter sales in 2012 as the company reported significant returns from book stores in August. Regarding the monthly performance, it was the best September ever for Sunbury.

fdoe_fcSusan Dahlgren Daigneault’s “In the Shadow of a Mountain,” a memoir about her WW2 hero father Ed Dahlgren “The Sergeant York of Maine,” reappeared in the top 10 at #3, thanks to interest in New England.

T. Anderson’s “Stella Nova,” the second installment in the Stella Steinar series, debuted at #4 thanks to author activities.

The Joe’s — Farrell and Farley — took the 5th spot with “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” thanks to interest in the Gettysburg 150th anniversary, sales at the Gettysburg Visitors Center and author events.

John Lindermuth’s “Digging Dusky Diamonds,” a history of life in the Pennsylvania Coal Region, joined the list at #6 thanks to regional interest.

A. Gimbernat’s “The Lust for Reverance,” a scientific work connecting genetics to our desire to worship, ranked 7th, due to sales in France.

“The Trevorton, Mahanoy and Susquehanna Railroad,” Steve Troutma’s history of this defunct line, took the 8th spot thanks to author activities.

“Hour 30,” Dr. Brandon Musgrave’s medical school memoir, ranked 9th due to author events and eBook sales.

Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart – The Truth At Last” dropped several notches, taking #10 on the list, thanks to continued steady sales to truth-seekers.

Following are the top overall print sellers by category:

History / Memoir – “Five Drops of Estrogen” by Nirmal Joshi
Fiction  – “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick
Horror/Mystery – “The Weeping Woman” by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
Children/YA – “The Mouse with the Broken Tail” by Dan Shutters
The Arts – “Contemporary Photo Impressionists” by T K McCoy
Self-Help – “Raising Monarchs” by Sue Fox McGovern
Metaphysical/Spiritual – “Messages from Beyond” by Michele Livingston
Reference – “Linnea’s Kitchen: Yummy Ayurvedic Recipes and Life Lessons” by Linnea Jepson

The company released four new titles during the month of September:
“Digging Dusky Diamonds” by John Lindermuth
“The Old Songs” by Fred Burton
“Letters from a Shoebox” by Jim Dohren
“Stella Nova” by T Anderson

For a list of Sunbury’s all-time best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:

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