Archive for June, 2016

CAMP HILL, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released Bitter Sweet, a short story and poetry compilation edited by Catherine Jordan. The anthology benefits Camp Hill’s Fredericksen Library.

Bittersweet_fcAbout the Bbook:
Stories from the the Natalie D. Craumer writer’s workshop at the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, PA:

Love and Persimmons by Jessica Moyer
My Temper, a poem by Ramon Pineda
Land of the Free by Ann Elia Stewart
The Graveyard Shift by Marisa Corser
Guardian Angel by Deanne Burch
For Clarence, a poem by Lynn E. Davis
Dinner for Two by Lisa M. Black
Rebel Without a Claus by Larry C. Kerr
The Night in the Bar by Mike Kosarowich
Hibakusha by Catherine Jordan
Room 231 by Madelyn Killion
Unrequited Love, a poem by Gina Napoli
Full of Grace by Justin Tappan
Connie and McPhee by Kathy Johnson
The Ballgame by M.R. Blocher
Angel by C.A. Masterson
Well I Try, a poem by Ramon Pineda
Missing by Carol A. Lauver
The Cry Room by Susan Girolami Kramer
A Penthouse Stay by Alice Steele
The New Tin Man by Mike Kosarowich
Living Will by Christopher Plummer
The Door to Paradise by Debra A. Varsanyi
Ducks Ltd. by Kathy Johnson
My Frozen Rose, a poem by Gina Napoli
Whispering Angel by Fred J. Lauver
Broken Dreams by Deanne Burch
The Hhaze by M. R. Blocher
Stones by Duffy Batzer

Bitter Sweet
Edited by Catherine Jordan
List price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & white on cream paper
212 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067857
ISBN-10: 1620067854
BISAC: fiction / anthologies

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CAMP HILL, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released Living in the Afterlife – Experiences from the Soul Place, medium Michele Livingston’s latest book.

lita_fcAbout the Book:
Have you, a family member or a friend ever wondered about what it’s like after we leave this earth?

Do you know someone who is fearful of death?

Have you recently lost a dear loved one, or a pet and wonder where they are or what they are doing?

Michele A. Livingston is a spiritual medium endorsed by World Renowned Evidential Medium, James Van Praagh who calls her aTrance Channel. Using these abilities for Living in the Afterlife: Experiences from the Soul Place, Michele was able to communicate with the souls of her departed relatives, clients, friends and other spirits bringing new insight and understanding of the Heavenly Realms. Not only what we experience at the time of our death, but what we may actually be doing when we finally make transition to the Other Side!

Through actual communication with these souls that are now in Heaven, Michele brings new insight and understanding about what happens after we die. And it may not be what you think or believe! There is as much to do there spiritually as there is to do physically here on earth. We can teach, study with ascended masters and experts from any discipline, help other souls make transition, guide people (souls) still on earth and even re-create our own favorite memories from our last lifetime. Or we can simply relax and do nothing!

The information Michele received came from a broad range of departed souls throughout history, including well know celebrities, suicide victims, soldiers, and more. Therefore, Michele was able to paint a picture of what we may expect, not only as we make transition, but as our life continues in theSoul Place, our True Home!

MicheleAbout the Author:
Michele A. Livingston is an internationally known visionary, psychic medium and gifted artist. With a master’s degree in art education, she taught art in public schools and later displayed her work in her own art gallery. Clairvoyant from an early age, she has the incredible ability to see and communicate with angels, departed loved ones and spirit guides.

She is known at the ‘People’s Medium’ from her popular guest appearances on ‘The People’s Morning Show’ on 105.7 FM, The X. She has also donated her time during their ‘Pay-4-Play’ radio-thon for Children’s Miracle Network for the past several years doing phone readings for interested listeners.

In 1993, Mary, the Blessed Mother, appeared to Michele-which astounded the author because she was not raised Catholic. Mary entreated her to paint 12 different images of Mary’s divine feminine energy. This event changed the author’s life and is chronicled in her first book, Visions from Mary. A similar spiritual and artistic encounter with Red Cloud, the departed chief of the Lakota Sioux Indians, became the subject of her second book, Echoes in the Wind. Her third book, Miraculous Encounters, True Stories of Experiences with Angels and Departed Loved Ones, is a compilation of over 100 inspirational stories of spiritual encounters by ordinary people. Her fourth book, The True Nature of Love, Awakening to the Christ Consciousness, contains inspirational prayers on a variety of subjects with a central theme “love is the key to soul progression.”

Her book, Messages from Beyond: A Spiritual Guidebook, is an updated and revised version of her most popular book. It is filled with positive affirmations along with information about conscious manifestation, advancement of the spiritual journey and other metaphysical concepts. Michele has touched thousands of people-one-on-one and in seminars-with messages and actual visions of their departed loved ones. She has hosted her own radio talk show and has made numerous appearances on radio including Hay House Radio and TV on Fox News, ABC and Comcast CN8. As a healer, counselor, columnist and ordained minister, she continues to bring messages and soul-healing stories to people all over the world and assists people in taking that “next step” in consciousness to become closer to the Creator.

Michele is available for radio and TV interviews, seminars, group sessions, phone and in-person consultations. For information please visit her website at: http://www.michelelivingston.com, or call (717) 737-3888.

Living in the Afterlife – Experiences from the Soul Place
Authored by Michele A. Livingston
List Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 174 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (May 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620067382
ISBN-13: 978-1620067383
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
OCC022000  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Afterlife & Reincarnation
OCC003000  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Channeling & Mediumship
OCC027000  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Spiritualism

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HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released A Year of Change and Consequences, former acting Governor Mark SIngel’s recollection of the events of 1993.

msayocac_fcAbout the Book:
Mark Singel, a Johnstown native and Penn State graduate, won election as Lieutenant Governor in 1986 as Robert Casey’s running mate. In 1993, Governor Casey was stricken with Appalachian familial amyloidosis, a rare and usually fatal liver disorder. The governor required a multiple organ transplant, which was still experimental at that time. While the governor was incapacitated and recovering, Mark Singel became the acting Governor of Pennsylvania. This book is Mark Singel’s recollection of the events that year.

About the Author:
Mark Singel served as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 through 1995 and, for a period of time, Acting Governor of the Commonwealth. The only person in Pennsylvania history to serve an extended time as Acting Governor, Singel received high marks for his stewardship. He led the state by enacting the first modern workers’ compensation reform package, refinanced the state’s park system through the “Key 93” program, and helped launch the high-tech era with landmark telecommunications legislation. He was also instrumental in reducing state and local taxes, the implementation of a statewide 911 emergency phone system, and the creation of thousands of new jobs in recycling and environmental technologies. He was the original author of the state’s mortgage assistance bill that has saved 50,000 Pennsylvania homes.

Prior to his terms as Lieutenant Governor, Singel served six years in the Pennsylvania State Senate and was chief of staff to two members of the U.S. Congress.

Singel ran for U.S. Senate in 1992 and for Governor in 1994. He served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party from 1995-1998 and was the President of Pennsylvania’s Electoral College in January, 1997. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention five times from 1992 through 2016.

55Singel founded The Winter Group in February, 2005 and has developed it into one of the most effective and prestigious government relations firms in the state. He continues to provide consulting services to clients in retail, hospitality and gaming, manufacturing, technology, energy, non-profits, and health care fields. Recent successes include a ban on public smoking, legislation to address child sexual abuse, and consumer protection in health care settings.

Singel served as Chair of Pennsylvanians for Judicial Reform which was instrumental in bringing talented, progressive jurists to the state’s Supreme Court.

Singel has served in various capacities with Pennsylvania’s governors and decision-makers and maintains strong personal and political ties with leaders at all levels today.

A magna cum laude graduate of Penn State, Singel continues to teach at the Harrisburg campus and other universities. He has served on the Boards of Penn State and St. Francis Universities and holds several honorary doctorate degrees. Singel is currently active with Harrisburg University and is a regular commentator on local and statewide political broadcast programs. He is a sought-after speaker at both political and academic events and is active in numerous community and philanthropic activities.

Singel has been married to Jacqueline for 40 years and has three children: Allyson, Jonathan, and Christopher. He has three grandchildren: Thomas, Felicity, and Henry Boots.

A Year of Change and Consequences
Authored by Mark Singel
List Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (May 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620066955
ISBN-13: 978-1620066959
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released OneWay: The Oracle, the second novel by Robin McClellan, in partnership with debut author Ruth Marie Oakes Watson.

owto_fcAbout the Book:
Is time as linear as it seems to be?
How far has technology advanced without the public knowing about it?
What are the true limits of consciousness?

It has been a couple of months since Angela had her last paranormal experience. In fact, her life has become routine again-comfortable again-especially with the peace of her Grandmother Iana’s presence. But little does she know, when she opens her grandmother’s Bible one fateful March morning, her life again will be thrown into amazing, enchanting, and dreadful disarray.

Angela’s visions are back, and they’re taking her places she never dreamed she’d go. Murders, terrorism, and tampered spirituality are building up against her, and she’ll need all the strength she can get from the love of her family and friends if she wants to get out alive-and perhaps even save the world in the process.

Angela awoke that day as she did most others: to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Still in bed, she smiled to herself, completely contented by thoughts of what had happened two months previously. Faith could breathe more easily now; she finally knew that her mother had loved her, and thanks to her grandfather’s copper penny, she was more financially secure than Angela imagined she’d ever been. “I wonder what she’s doing now,” Angela thought to herself with a smile.

Then, rising from bed, she walked over to the window and peered outside. The morning was just being born, and the stars were just starting to hide themselves behind the sun’s rays. As she took in the scenery, thoughts of her grandmother Iana pushed against her temples and buried themselves in her mind. “You must be near . . . I can feel you,” she whispered, her voice barely audible.

Spinning around, she faced the dresser and stared at her grandmother’s Bible, which sat atop it, abruptly wondering to herself if any additional clues about Iana’s life were hiding in the lines of her illustrations.

Then Angela tightened the belt of her robe, approached the dresser, and picked up the Bible. She pressed her left hand against its leather cover and rubbed it slowly, thinking that maybe, just maybe, there were answers right beneath her fingertips.

After opening the book, she idly flipped through its pages until she made her way to the back-to the page she’d unsealed to find Maggie’s treasure. To be honest, she hadn’t perused the Bible all that much since January, and it felt new and almost revitalizing to revisit the book-and what it was capable of-after having had time to recover from the first adventure it led her on.

As Angela turned the unsealed page, she found that there was another page behind it, folded over from right to left and sealed toward the spine. And the current day’s date, March 17, 2006, declared itself above the fold in old ink. “It should be safe to open now,” Angela thought to herself, in awe of her splendid timing. So, nervously, she cracked the red seal, peeled the wax away from the page, opened the fold from left to right, and revealed a drawing of a winged insect.

Below the drawing a Bible passage from Exodus was written.

Exodus 10:12: And the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail.”

Puzzled and somewhat disturbed, Angela rubbed her index and middle fingers over the image. “This isn’t a locust,” she thought. “It’s a dragonfly.”

About the Authors:
Robin McClellan was born and raised in a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Growing up in the world of science fiction and spirituality, at a young age he studied the Bible, meditation, lucid dreaming, self-hypnosis, and time travel. As Robin got older he turned his attention to the world of quantum physics, specifically subatomic particles and how they seem to co-exist with spirituality. Robin is a self-made musician, inventor, and an IT professional of over 30 years. Robin is a father, a son, a brother, and a lover of life. Robin is also the co-author of OneWay vol. 1 “The Message.”

Ruth Marie Oakes Watson grew up surrounded by a loving family in central Pennsylvania. As she explored the world around her, she became enraptured by spirituality and philosophy, both of which have their foundation in love. In her writing, she wants to explore the themes common to all of us and to find the connection we all share. She is a giraffe-lover, a wannabe dragon-rider, a dreamer, a musician, and a wife.

OneWay: The Oracle
Authored by Robin McClellan, Authored by Ruth Marie Oakes Watson
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
290 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067017
ISBN-10: 1620067013
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

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  • Sunbury Press: In September 2014, you came to Sunbury Press bookstore to celebrate the completion of the filming of The Cursed Man and Sunbury Press’ 10th anniversary. Can you tell us what that day was like?

Brahm_headshotBrahm Gallagher: It was an absolute honor to be a part of the 10th Anniversary as well as be able to support Keith at the book signing. Plus the chance to meet the man who wrote The Cursed Man was not an opportunity to be missed! I’m very thankful to Keith for writing a character that spoke to me and who, although was very troubled on the page, is at his heart someone who is trying to do good in the only way that he sees how at this point. It was also amazing to meet the fans who were fans already and hopefully some more that very soon will be.

  • SP: Alister, the lead character in The Cursed Man is a complex character. Can you tell readers how you prepared for such a complex role and managed to capture the essence of the character?

BG: I relied heavily on the book and in turn the script which was basically at its core a transcription of the written novel. I referred to the script countless times, over and over, and looked at hours of footage and interviews with incarcerated killers, both at the time of their arrests and subsequent interviews years later after spending time incarcerated; to find an essence of the isolation that Alister has imparted on himself based of his fear of the curse. What would that time of solitary do to a person? How would shutting out the world manifest itself in one’s being? Alister has chosen a path that only he can walk down till it is interrupted by the good Doctor. Those areas of mental cognizance were where most of my research went but I also wanted to know the feeling of being hungry for release from something so I lost twenty pounds in one month before the start of shooting by only eating baby food. Who would have known I’d be required to maintain that weight loss for nearly 4.5 months?!!? *chuckles*

  • SP: If you had to describe what genre The Cursed Man is and compare it to a more, well-known movie previously released movie or novel, what would that be?

BG: I believe it to be a psychological thriller. The monster affectation was added by our director but I always believed the demons to be in Alister’s mind. As an actor, I can only control the character and try to manipulate the world that I am thrust into, so for me, it was always about the anguish that Alister has lived through and continues to see through his own warped perspective. Looking at the story with that in mind, I can almost see parallels to the Stanford Experiment and to some extent Shutter Island – how the mind is the institution that holds Alister in check and is also his worst enemy.

  • SP: What was the biggest challenge you had bringing Alister to life?

BG: The production schedule was rough. An absolute hard experience to endure. Not just taking into account the sustained loss of weight but the mental toll, and trying to determine which reality Alister was in dependent on what we were shooting that day. It was also made more difficult by the very independent style in which the film was made. We would work flat out for a few days … running … then there would be a break in shooting, sometimes for an undetermined length of time, then we’d have to jump right back in and go full bore again. It went on and on. The struggle of holding onto Alister’s ever loosening grip on “reality” as well as determining what state he was in as timelines shift throughout the story was a real challenge.

  • SP: If there is a message you wanted to convey to the people reading this interview, what would that be?

BG: This film was a truly independent filmmaking endeavor based on a brilliant independently written book that hopefully will spark in the mind of the viewer/reader. There is a place for pieces such as this in our oversaturated, glam-style, pretty consumer society. Sometimes truths that are hidden aren’t also pretty or glamorous and mental trauma in whatever form it manifests is not to be taken lightly and we should be looking for ways to assist those suffering from it instead of ostracizing them for it.

  • SP: We know of something big on the horizon for you. Please tell the reading audience what you are up to and what you have coming in the near future.

BG: I’m not too sure how big it is at the moment but I have filmed a role for a certain show revolving around thrones with the very distinct hope of returning to that far off land again. I’ve also relocated from Los Angeles to the UK where I have had the great fortune to film a role with the BBC for an upcoming Sunday night drama series and also to work in Ireland, albeit briefly. I’m hoping to get back to other areas of Ireland again very soon.

  • SP: Would you recommend to people that they read the novel before or after seeing The Cursed Man Movie?

BG: I think that is a matter of personal taste. As I have no idea of what the finished film is going to be you may get a better understanding of the story from the book but I’d hope that Alister is both as alive to the audience onscreen as he was to me in the book.

  • SP: Without revealing any spoiler, what is your favorite part of The Cursed Man story or concept?

BG: The complete lack of knowing. Knowing what is real, what is not, what is real but only to one specific character at the time. The feeling of needing to know what the outcome will be because you don’t know where you are at the present. That’s a lot of fun in both a film and a book.

  • SP: If people wanted to follow what you’re doing, please let them know where they can keep tabs on you.

BG: Though I’m admittedly not the best at it I am on social media, but only one site. I don’t tweet, or instagram, snapchat, or use any other sites as I’m not sure I’d have the self-restraint not to say exactly what I’m thinking all the time if it was available to me. I believe mystery is still one of an actor’s greatest assets; knowing too much about a person can muddle the lines, eliminate the delineation of characters I play, and steal some of that mystery. Plus I like to keep people guessing, it’s my job.

About the Premiere:
World Premiere of THE CURSED MAN movie – Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. Halloween Night October 31, 2016 – 7pm to 11pm – Party before and after. This may be the greatest movie premiere on Halloween Night in the History of the Alex Theatre.  For more information about the venue, please see: http://www.alextheatre.org/

tcm_fc newAbout the Book:
Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him.  A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.

With his family deceased and a path of destruction behind him, Alister sits inside a mental institution, sworn to silence and separated from the rest of the world, haunted by his inability to escape death’s preferential treatment.

But when a beautiful psychologist arrives at the institution and starts offering him care, Alister braces himself for more killings. When none follow, he tries to figure out whether he truly is insane or if death has finally come to him in the form of a woman.

About the Author:
Keith Rommel is an award-winning author of ten novels and is an award-winning screenwriter. His writing has been called, “Horror for the curious mind.” His first two novels, The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man are at various stages of production to become motion pictures. 2016.

The Cursed Man
Authored by Keith Rommel
List Price: $14.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
222 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063682
ISBN-10: 1620063689
BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers

About The Cursed Man Movie (2016):

MV5BMTQzNDYxNjkyMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDE2MDUxMjE@._V1_UY268_CR6,0,182,268_AL_Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him. A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.

Director: James L. Perry

Stars: Brahm Gallagher, Brinna LockeMaritza Brikisak

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May. James Campbell’s aid to pastors handling the elderly, What Do You Say? earned the top spot. Winter of the Metal People by Dennis Herrick was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for May, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW What Do You Say? James Campbell Pastoral Resources
2 20 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
3 3 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
4 5 Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
5 The Oxygen Factory Renee des Lauriers YA Dystopian Fiction
6 12 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 Blue Lines Up In Arms James Craig Atchison Thriller Fiction
8 4 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
9 6 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
10 The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle and the Grist Mills of the Mahantango Valley Steve Troutman History
11 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
12 14 Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
13 NEW The Mask of Minos Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
14 Rising Sun Descending Wade Fowler Historical Fiction
15 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
16 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Joe Farrell, Joe Farley & Lawrence Knorr History
17 Keep It Blue Haley Dean Literary Fiction
18 Ionica Catalina Petcov Memoir
19 11 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
20 7 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
21 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Thriller Fiction
22 GXM731 Terry Ray Science Fiction
23 30 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
24 9 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
25 Seeking Samiel Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
26 13 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
27 NEW Death by Internet Joe Carvalko Speculative Fiction
28 Pink Flamingos All Around Matt Anderson Childrens
29 The Bookseller’s Secret Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
30 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

wdys_fcJames Campbell’s “What Do You Say?” returned to print for the first time in 25 years and took the top spot thanks to author activities. “Winter of the Metal People” by Dennis Herrick climbed to #2 due to a large order from a school district in New Mexico. M A Richards’ spy thriller “A Choice of Enemies” held at #3 due to the author’s tour of bookstores in the northeast. Admiral McCauley’s international thriller “Israel Under Siege” notched up to #4 thanks to bookstore orders. “The Oxygen Factory,” the YA dystopian novel from Renee des Lauriers returned to the rankings at #5 due to author activities. Alan Mindell’s “The B Team” took #6 and “The Closer” #20 thanks to author appearances in southern California. James Craig Atchison’s “Blue Lines Up In Arms” returned to the rankings at #7 as the author appeared at Pennsylvania bookstores. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” continues to sell well at #8 as readers acquire this second edition. Bridget Smith’s historical fiction “Where Elephants Fought,” about a Confederate general, clocked in at #9 as the author continued her speaking rounds. Steve Troutman grabbed #10 with “The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle and the Grist Mills of the Mahantongo Valley.” Steve continues to make appearances upstate. Joe Fair’s Viet Nam memoir “Call Sign Dracula” continues to sell well among the veterans, ranking #11. R Michael Philips’ “Between Good and Evil” inched up to #12 as he continues to make author appearances in the Philadelphia area. Bob Walton’s “The Mask of Minos” debuted at #13 thanks to author activities. Wade Fowler’s “Rising Sun Descending” charted at #14 in advance of Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg. Anthony Julian’s “Pit Bulls” returned to the chart at #15 as interest in the breed continues to be strong. “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley, and Lawrence Knorr slotted in at #16 thanks to author activities. Haley Dean’s “Kepp It Blue” charted at #17 in advance of Jubilee Day. Catalina Petcov’s “Ionica” ranked #18 in advance of her author event in Lebanon, PA. Sheldon Munn’s “Freemasons at Gettysburg” held at #19 thanks to orders from gift shops in Gettysburg. Sharon Marchisello’s “Going Home” grabbed #21 in advance of Jubillee Day. “GXM731” by wotmp_fc3Terry Ray benefitted from orders from MUFON, taking #22. Ernie Marshall’s “That Night at Surigao” moved up to #23 due to continued interest in the subject matter. Michael Hawley’s “The Ripper’s Haunts” slipped to #24 but continues to get interest from Ripper fans. Catherine Jordan took #25 and #29 with “Seeking Samiel” and its sequel “The Bookseller’s Secret.” Catherine made appearances in the Harrisburg area. Tory Gates continues to promote his book “A Moment in the Sun,” and ranked #26. Joe Carvalko’s “Death by Internet” slotted in at #27 due to author activities. Matt Anderson’s “Pink Flamingos All Around” returned to the chart at #28. Keith Rommel’s promotinal activities pulled “The Devil Tree” onto the chart at #30.

The company released three new titles in May:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for May, 2016
The 10 Second Shift Bill Foley Self-Help
Dead Kill 2: The Ridge of Change Thomas Malafarina Thriller Fiction
Wonder Boy – The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography

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Gratz, PA — Former major league pitcher Carl Scheib, who is the youngest player in American League history, having taken the mound for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s in 1943 at the age of 16, will be at the Gratz Community Center July 7th, 2016 at 7 PM. Carl’s biographer, Lawrence Knorr, will present his latest book Wonder Boy – The Story of Carl Scheib: The Youngest Player in American League History. Lawrence and Carl will then answer questions and sign copies of the book which will be for sale through the Gratz Historical Society. Carl will then donate some of his memorabilia to the Gratz Historical Society Museum.


wb_fcCarl Scheib, from Gratz, PA, was a young farm boy of 16 who was signed to a major league contract by Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics. Carl enjoyed 11 years in the major leagues, interrupted by his service in World War II. When he made his first appearance in 1943, he was the youngest player in modern major league history. The following season, Joe Nuxhall of the National League’s Cincinnati Reds, pitched 2/3 of an inning at age 15, breaking Carl’s major league record, but Carl retained his American League record.

Known as a good-hitting pitcher, Carl hit .396 in 1951 and .298 in 1948. He hit five home runs in his career, including a grand slam.

As a pitcher, Carl was a key hurler on the 1948 Philadelphia Athletics, going 14-8 during a tight pennant race. He also went 11-7 in 1952, and saved 11 games in 1951. Behind his “pitch- to-contact” approach, the A’s set the all-time record for double plays in a season with 217 in 1949, a record that still stands.

Wonder Boy chronicles the rapid rise of Carl Scheib from his high school days at Gratz and his contributions to Dalmatia in the West Branch League, to his subsequent major league career, facing such players as Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, Bobby Doerr, Satchel Paige, Bob Lemon, Larry Doby, Bob Feller, Luke Appling, Early Wynn, Mickey Mantle and many more.

This volume is 240 pages

Format – hardcover w/dust jacket

black and white photos. 6 x 9

ISBN:  9781620064139

Price: $24.95

SPO003030 SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History


HIS036080 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

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