Archive for November, 2016

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released The Small Book of Practical Wisdom for Regular People by Terry Ray.

About the Book:
“There is a vast ocean of information available today …and barely a drop of Wisdom.”

case5.000x8.000.inddYou will not find any ancient Chinese wisdom nor mysterious quotes from The Tibetan Book of the Dead in this book. The practical insights found here are 100 original sayings by the author. Reminiscent of a modern day Mark Twain, Terry Ray’s wisdom and wit grew out of the experiences of his chaotic, adventurous, happy, tragic, confusing, loving, brokenhearted, betrayed, accomplished, failed, successful, unpredictable life.

The author’s autobiography in bullet points:

• Born and raised in a four room mill house heated by a small coal stove
• One big mean older brother, two cold unloving unhappy parents
• Bizarre number of deaths surrounding childhood
• Life on the streets, other eccentric neglected boys, games, fights, trouble, arrests
• Smart, no direction, athletic, considered cute by the girls, paid off well
• Surprise escape from neighborhood via full athletic scholarship
• Unhappy, dropped out of college, wandered a year in Europe alone
• Back to college, summers hitch hiked U.S., surprisingly graduated with decent grades
• War, military pilot, injured, hospitals, many lost buddies, medical discharge
• Married, kids, master’s degree, law degree
• Elementary school teacher, trial lawyer, estate planner, law professor, novelist
• Several divorces, nine kids, bankrupt, welfare, financial success, some fame
• US Congress run, radio talk show host, morning TV personality
• Stage actor, director, singer, tap dancer, bit parts in movies
• Met four U.S. presidents, ten grandchildren, excellent cook
• Last living member of my original family, watercolor artist, skilled builder
• Cheated death too many times, odds are rising against
• Comedian, single, live alone, visit kids and grandkids, love them
• Still athletic, play football, baseball, basketball with kids, still boxing
• Kind of happy, laugh a lot, cry sometimes, always singing
• Go on many adventures looking for myself

The Small Book of Practical Wisdom for Regular People
• Hardcover
• Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (November 30, 2016)
• Language: English
• ISBN-13: 978-1620067420
• Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 5 inches
• Shipping Weight: 1 pound

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LOS ANGELES — Sunbury Press has released Seinsoth: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Dodger by Steven K. Wagner.

About the Book:
seinsoth_fcIn 1968, Bill Seinsoth overcame a lifetime of adversity to become the best college baseball player in the world. Few were surprised. After all, as a high school senior and the top prep pitcher in the country his team won the California state championship, and he was named MVP. He attended USC, where his team won an NCAA title and he was chosen College World Series MVP. During the summers, he played for the elite Alaska Goldpanners college baseball team and again was MVP. Finally, he was chosen in the first round of baseball’s draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. A big, strong, handsome, confident and personable slugger, he was to have become the team’s first baseman long into the future. However, storm clouds formed. As he drove across the California desert toward home following his first season in the Dodgers organization a gust of wind blew Seinsoth’s car over, killing him. A carton of bats emblazoned with his name may have delivered the fatal blow as his car flipped multiple times.

This book chronicles the incredible life of Bill Seinsoth, whose death while en route to watch his good friend O.J. Simpson’s final preseason football game a week before the running back’s NFL debut paved the way for Steve Garvey to become a star first baseman with the Dodgers. The book includes interviews with former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, college coach of the century Rod Dedeaux, and former major leaguers Ron Cey (who was supposed to ride with Seinsoth but who backed out at the last minute), Jim Barr and Bill “Spaceman” Lee. While pure entertainment, this book is important to readers as a road map for overcoming adversity and achieving greatness.

About the Author:
51binvr5uyl-_ux250_Steven K. Wagner is a longtime author and freelance writer. He began his career as a newspaper reporter, working for several small papers before joining the legendary wire service United Press International in Boise, Idaho, as assistant bureau chief. He left there to become an editor with Oregon’s largest daily newspaper, The Oregonian, and later worked as the newspaper’s night crime reporter. After four years with The Oregonian Mr. Wagner moved to Los Angeles and began working as a freelance journalist. His writing and photography appeared in the Los Angeles Times for 15 years and he has also completed assignments for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service, Seattle Times, Oklahoma City Oklahoman, Baseball America and other newspapers. His first book, titled “Perfect: The Rise and Fall of John Paciorek, Baseball’s Greatest One-Game Wonder” (Breakaway Books, NY), was published in March 2015. His second book, titled “Seinsoth: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Dodger” (Sunbury Press, PA), was released in November 2016. A third book, titled “Sweet Sixteen: Stories of the Four-Home Run Batsmen,” is in process and will be released in 2018. Mr. Wagner currently resides in Southern California.

Seinsoth: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Dodger
• Hardcover
• Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (November 30, 2016)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1620067161
• ISBN-13: 978-1620067161
• Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
• Shipping Weight: 1 pound

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for October. Robert Barsky’s novel Hatched took the top spot. The Journey Called Life by Christina Burns was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for October, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 2 Hatched Robert Barksy Literary Fiction
2 NEW The Journey Called Life Christina Burns Memoir
3 3 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
4 50 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
5 The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction
6 The Devil’s Grasp Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano Fantasy
7 NEW Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
8 Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin Blank Biography
9 11 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
10 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
11 6 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
12 Pink Crucifix Johnny Strife Thriller Fiction
13 28 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
14 7 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
15 4 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
16 10 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
17 16 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
18 Silver Moon Joanne Risso Childrens
19 In the Field Joanne Risso Childrens
20 My Mom Is an Alien Joanne Risso Childrens
21 Over the Sea Joanne Risso Childrens
22 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill Biography
23 Seeking Samiel Catherine Jordan Thriller Fiction
24 5 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
25 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
26 Bravo! Guy Graybill History
27 Death by Internet Joe Carvalko Thriller Fiction
28 38 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
29 Choice of Enemies Michael Richards Thriller Fiction
30 The Ten Second Shift Bill Foley Self-Help
31 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
32 47 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
33 48 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
34 8 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
35 30 Maybe Tomorrow Mela Suśe Vigil Duran Carvalko Memoir
36 13 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
37 Darkness at First Light J M West Thriller Fiction
38 Frost! Guy Graybill Short Stories
39 12 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
40 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
41 14 The Silver Coin Marie Sontag YA Fiction
42 41 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
43 Beagle Tales Bob Ford Humor
44 26 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Phyllis Hochstetler History
45 The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower Lawrence Knorr History
46 27 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
47 49 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
48 There Is Something about Rough & Ready Lawrence Knorr, et al History
49 The Best of Keystone Tombstones Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
50 The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey Lawrence Knorr History

Hatched_fcRobert Barksy’s “Hatched” was #1 due to author events and advertising in The New Yorker magazine. Christina Burns’ “The Journey Called Life” debuted at #2 thanks to author events. Lawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib – The Youngest Player in American League History” continued to sell briskly due to seasonal interest, taking #3. Jess Steven Hughes’ “The Sign of the Eagle” rebouned to #4 thanks to author events in the Pacific Northwest. John Kachuba took the 5th spot with “The Savage Apostle,” boosted by author events in Ohio.

The company released four new titles in October:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for October, 2016
The Journey Called Life Christina Burns Memoir
Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
Return to the Valley Terry Ray Metaphysical Fiction

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

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