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c-mw-laurelsHOLLYWOOD, CA — The first two books in Keith Rommel’s Thanatology series (Sunbury Press), The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man, have been adapted into feature films and have recently begun their festival runs. Rommel along with director/producer James L. Perry wrote the screenplay for The Cursed Man, and with executive producer Maritza Brikisak for The Lurking Man. Each film took top awards for their screenplay. Now the powerful stories and acting are turning heads. To date, the two films and the novels combined have garnished 60+ awards,  the start of what could be truly spectacular. The film festivals continue throughout most of the year, bringing with them many opportunities. Having won ‘Best Book of the Year’, ‘Best Feature Screenplay’, ‘Best Ensemble’, ‘Best Narrative Feature Film(s)’ and wins in many other categories, the films are a direct reflection of the full length novels and are gaining much attention.

lm_with-laurelsRommel with Frank Krueger, Maritza Brikisak and Felix Martiz is getting ready to bring the third book in the series, The Sinful Man to the big screen. It is yet another powerhouse filled with emotion, psychological terror and reflections on your everyday decisions. Reviewers have called Rommel’s writing, “Horror for the curious mind” and “Thinking man’s fiction.”  This is going to be the most ambitious rendition to date.

Beyond the big screen, Sunbury Press and Rommel are getting ready to release the fourth installment in the series. The Silent Woman is scheduled for a March 7th, 2017 release and is available for pre order now.

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Ernest & Edgar Literary Blog

DAN BLOOM HOPES “CLI-FI” WILL SWAY NON-BELIEVERS

By James Sullivan

In the 1957 pulp classic On the Beach, the novelist and aeronautical engineer Nevil Shute imagined a horrific scenario in the aftermath of World War III. A small group of survivors clustered in southern Australia await the arrival of a deadly radioactive cloud, contemplating the near-certainty that the rest of humanity has already perished.

It’s a terrifying prospect, of course, which is why the book has retained its grip on the public imagination, adapted twice as a movie and, in 2008, as a BBC radio broadcast. Dan Bloom first read On the Beach in a high school English class in 1967. It gave him Cold War nightmares.

Bloom was panicked all over again a decade ago when he read the doomsday predictions of the British environmentalist James Lovelock. Writing in the Independent, Lovelock envisioned an earthly population wildly diminished…

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released “Return to the Valley,” Terry Ray’s fifth installment in “The Crossers” series.

About the Book:
crossers5_fcReturn to the Valley picks up the story, ten years after the conclusion of the epic American Classic Series, Crossing the Valley. The main character, Marty Chapman, has settled into a happy, normal, family life as a college professor in a small town in Kansas and seems to have finally found contentment. As in the original series, however, Marty is not destined for such a life.

This continuing epic, once again, traverses the complete spectrum of human emotions and life experiences that will leave the reader transfixed and in awe.

This story winds its way through romantic love and family bliss, to the revealing inside story of the treacherous, back-stabbing, real world of university faculty, to pure evil, blackmailing co-eds, homicide and the anatomy of a sensational murder trial, to heroism and betrayal, and the evolution of a new and quickly growing religion that is changing the world forever.

If you are the type of reader who wants to become thoroughly engrossed in a novel and left pondering some of the fundamental questions of life and death, Return to the Valley will wonderfully fulfill your reading niche.

Excerpt:
May 15, 2004
With his eyes on the sidewalk, Marty Chapman quickly crossed the quad and entered Watson Hall. His stomach was churning emptiness into nausea, having not contained food since yesterday at noon. He climbed to the third floor then walked the worn corridor carpet to Ken Broderick’s office. He was dizzy from anxiety and lack of sleep and was experiencing a disconcerting out-of-body sensation. Ken looked up from his newspaper and was taken aback by Marty’s appearance as he passed through the open door.

“Jesus, Marty . . . you look like shit . . . what’s the matter?”

Marty didn’t respond with his usual sardonic retort but instead moved in silence to his designated lunch-hour-chat chair. He sat down and stared between his feet at the beige, coffee-stained rug for a few seconds, then looked up at Ken with nervous eyes. Ken waited for Marty to speak. He didn’t. He kept licking his lips and trying to swallow. After a few more long seconds, Ken spoke.

“What happened, Marty?”

Marty’s gaze intensified with alternating shades of guilt, shame, and fear. Without answering, he walked over to the open door and closed it. After doing so, he paused and took a few deep breaths through his nose, then, with a lowered head, humped shoulders, and hands in his pockets, he returned to his chair and swallowed a few more times in an attempt to lubricate his dry throat. He looked up at the ceiling, with his head moving side to side then, lowering his face, he looked directly at Ken and crossed his arms across his chest to hug himself. Ken could see he was quivering. Marty felt very sick.

“Oh Jesus, Ken . . . oh Jesus.”

“What . . . what is it?”

“Oh man . . . what am I gonna do . . . what am I gonna do?”

Marty was rocking forward and back in his chair and speaking more to himself than to Ken, so Ken waited in silence for the continuation of the soliloquy. It resumed after a rather long silence.

Return to the Valley
Authored by Terry Ray
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
226 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066898
ISBN-10: 1620066890
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

Available on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Crossers-Book-5-Retu…

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Ernest & Edgar Literary Blog

Keith Rommel is an award winning author of 13 novels, and award winning screenwriter of upcoming films The Cursed Man, The Lurking Man and The Sinful Man. His writing had been called “horror for the curious mind,” and “thinking mans horror.” It has garnished awards such as best novel of the year to 5 star Readers Favorite awards.

the-cursed-man Interview with Susan Kiskis

The film version of his novel, The Cursed Man, has already won two awards, semi-finalist in Cinefest and finalist at the Terror Film Festival for Best Screenplay. It releases this month. We had the opportunity to ask Rommel some questions about his writing inspiration, his upcoming film and what’s next on his to-do list.

The first book in your Thanatology Series, The Cursed Man, has been adapted into a movie and set to premier on Halloween. What drew you to write The Cursed Man and…

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I am delighted to have Jess Steven Hughes as my guest today. Thank you, Jess, for joining me on my website. Jess, can you tell us about yourself and your background? What do you currently do outsid…

Source: Interview with Jess Steven Hughes, Author

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2nd FLOOR GALLERY

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OPENING THIS MONTH --- Abstract Art!
Our gallery artists have contributed 30 works of Abstract Art for your enjoyment. This show will be on display through October.



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Come out and meet former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Singel, who will be signing copies of his memoir "A Year of Change and Consequences," about the year he stepped in for the incapacitated Bob Casey.
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Also in the Sunbury Press bookstore, meet young adult author Joe Harvey, who recently released his first novel. "From Blue Ground."
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This Saturday, August 20th at 6 PM until 9 PM
Live Music:
Tory GatesTroyerLast chance to see the debut exhibition of Kim Troyer! Please join us to celebrate local artist Kim Troyer's first exhibition. She is a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and will be attending her…

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2nd FLOOR GALLERY

Debut Exhibition — Kim Troyer!
Please join us to celebrate local artist Kim Troyer’s first exhibition. She is a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and will be attending her 2nd year at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA, L.A.’s premier Art and Design School since 1918, in the Fall.
“Very expressive … and highly skilled!” — Lawrence Knorr
Also opening this month — Impressionism!
Our gallery artists have contributed 30 works of Impressionism for your enjoyment. This show will be on display through September.
This Saturday, July 16th at 6 PM until 9 PM
 
Live Music:
Doug Gibboney & Kevin Kline


 
Come out and meet Catherine Jordan’s writing workshop participants who have produced this wonderful compilation of short stories entitled “Bitter Sweet.” Catherine and the authors will be on hand to meet the public and read from their new volume.
This Saturday, July 16th at 6 PM until…

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