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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Beth Lancione’s Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper. The book was illustrated by Kathy Haney.

About the Book:
case8.500x8.500.inddIn the fourth of Solomon Screech Owl’s stories, Sollie travels to the land down under, exploring the Australia where he meets many of the strange and wonderful creatures that dwell there.

About the Author & Illustrator:
The late Beth Lancione, formerly of Etters, PA, retired from a long career in public education and began what she hoped would be a long second career as an author of children’s books. The Solomon Screech Owl stories, conceived as an eight book series in which Sollie will visit the seven continents in his quest to see all that the world has to show him, was inspired by Beth’s love for her grandchildren, her enjoyment of adventurous travel, and her experiences working with owls as a volunteer at a rescue facility for injured birds of prey.

Kathy Haney, a retired high school art teacher, resides in Salem, Oregon. She is an active award-winning artist, creating drawings and watercolor paintings, designing posters, and illustrating books. An area of special interest for her is early childhood literacy, having taught young parents the value of reading to their infants, volunteering in Guatemala’s efforts to increase literacy in indigenous peoples, and proudly being the first person to read a book to her grandchildren. Kathy and her husband, Gary, love to travel, and much of her artwork reflects the peoples and cultures they encountered. She is excited to share the adventure of travel with Solomon’s readers.

Beth and Kathy had been friends since high school. The Solomon Screech Owl series is their literary collaboration.

Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper
Authored by Beth Lancione, Illustrated by Kathy Haney
List Price: $19.95
8.5″ x 8.5″ Hardcover
Color on White paper
38 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067871
BISAC: Childrens / Adventure

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sunbury Press has released Ricky Bruce’s Sucked Into Cyberspace, an adventure for middle-grade readers.

About the Book:
sics_fcWhen he learns that his father has disappeared from Caldecott Preparatory (aka CPU), one of the most prestigious computer and technology schools in the country, eleven year old Ty Hansen enrolls in summer camp classes and changes his name to Devon Riley in hopes of solving the mystery. When Devon arrives on the campus, he is thrown into a whirlwind of strict teachers, bullies, and the magnificent world of technology.

While keeping up with his work, he befriends, Mina Kim, the daughter of another teacher. They work together on completing new levels of the school’s virtual game, VOLT. But something feels off about VOLT, and the programming seems to take on a life of its own.

What is going on with VOLT? And where could Devon’s father be? How far would you go to rescue a loved one who suddenly disappeared?

The way Devon saw it, he had one choice left if he ever wanted to see his father, Kirk Hansen, again. He must return to the scene of the crime.

Devon pushed his glasses up over his freckled nose and climbed the front steps of Caldecott Preparatory, or CPU as the junior high and high school students called it. Devon couldn’t help but feel a rush of satisfaction. This would be his home for the next week. He was eleven years old and going to summer camp at one of the most prestigious computer and technology schools in the country. It was a one shot chance for kids like him who wanted to get into CPU. The special summer session was an opportunity for the teachers at CPU to find the best and brightest in the country too.

Devon gazed up at the building, which resembled a cylinder surrounded by three, spinning rings. On the inside, each of the rings contained classrooms with computers and data centers. There was the gaming deck, a theater, and offices on the first floor. Classrooms for high school were located on the third floor, and the middle school, where Devon was headed, was on the second floor. The dorms for CPU were located within walking distance of the main campus.

He’d come here to learn, but that was secondary. The real reason he’d changed his name from Ty Hanson to Devon Riley, had little to do with gaming or school; he was here to find his father’s abductor. It seemed crazy to him that his dad could have disappeared from a school filled with such great minds, but when he considered the evidence, nothing else made sense. October 15, 2030, would forever be scratched in his memory as the day his father, Kirk Hansen, vanished. His father was a teacher at CPU at the time of his disappearance. Moreover, after the incident, he’d received an email from his father with an IP address located on school grounds. The police investigation had turned up no leads, but Devon never shied away from a problem. He knew his father was alive, even if the cops couldn’t find him.

With a renewed focus, Devon reached the top of the staircase and moved into a crowd of students. The girl on his left was staring at him. Devon suddenly felt sweaty. He glanced to the side at the girl he remembered from orientation and smiled.

The girl laughed. “As if!” She gave him a snobby look and swung her backpack over her shoulder toward Devon.

Devon dodged the backpack, took a few awkward steps to the side, and one step back. Off balance, he fell down the staircase, right toward a group of students.

Rick Crawford 2x2About the Author:
Rick Crawford, aka Ricky Bruce, lives in San Jose, California with his wife Marcia. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Education. He has 15 years of teaching experience and is currently an Educational Specialist for a charter school. He is the author of several other books including Stink Bomb, Ricky Robinson-Braveheart, and Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure. View his website at http://www.rickybruce.com.

Sucked Into Cyberspace
Authored by Ricky Bruce
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
184 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066874
ISBN-10: 1620066874
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released OneWay: The Message,a supernatural thriller and spiritual adventure by Robin McClellan and his wife Deborah Mark.

About the Book:
ow_fcFor Angela Roberts, it is a tragedy that touches off her journey into the mysterious legend of her grandmother, Iana Hamilton. Grief-stricken and confused, Angela strives to learn more about her past, and soon she finds that Iana’s cryptic illustrations from years gone by can lead her closer to the truth.

Angela’s world quickly begins to spiral out of control as she has her own mysterious experiences, similar to those her grandmother had gone through. She seeks help in the safety of her friendships and her marriage, but not before her journey takes her into the sphere of terrorism, time travel, electromagnetic energy and sometimes even what some refer to as the paranormal.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 1902

Reginald and Margaret Hamilton were recognized within the business community and societal circles of Philadelphia as successful and abounding in God’s blessings for their lives. Reginald had climbed the ladder of success, achieving his fortune through hard work, perseverance and a steadfast belief in the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.The couple had an unwavering devotion and a deep, abiding faith in God, dutifully placing God first and then believing all else would fall into place. Now in their early forties, their station in life reflected this belief. Their deep spirituality and honorable work ethic was a testimony to the Bible verse Ephesians 3:20: He who is able to do exceedinglyabundantlyabove all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. They had been blessed far beyond their wildest dreams, except in one area of their lives.

Margaret Hamilton’s heart longed for the day when God would bless them with a child. Year after year, she had seen the best physicians Philadelphia and New York had to offer, each time being reassured and encouraged that physically she was capable of becoming pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. But as one year moved into the next, it seemed that this was not God’s plan for them, at least not in the customary way. The couple had discussed adoption from time to time, which now was looking to be their only option of ensuring their hearts’ desire of bringing a child into their family. Night after night, instead of praying for God to bless Margaret with a pregnancy, now their prayers were for God to lead them to the child that He had chosen for them—a child not only in need of a loving family, but one who was in need of help due to life’s trials and tribulations.

On the first of the New Year, Margaret scheduled a meeting with the Head Master at the prestigious Greenwich Adoption Agency in Philadelphia. And within a few days, the Hamiltons were approved and raring to go on their search for either a son or a daughter to complete their family.

By the end of the first week of meetings, Margaret and Reginald were introduced to a young girl from Egypt. She immediately captured their attention and soon would capture their hearts as well. Even though the Head Master found her to be well-behaved and quite pleasant, he strongly urged against adopting her due to her vague past and lack of family and medical history. At best, she was most likely the bastard child of a poor, uneducated woman who lived in a small, remote village near Cairo. And in his opinion, she wouldn’t be the ideal fit for an affluent couple such as themselves.

He went on to further explain that a few years earlier, during an excavation trip to Egypt, a group of archaeologists from the American Institute of Archaeology in Philadelphia found her among the ancient ruins of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. It had been reported to the Egyptian government officials that on that day, a bright fireball with a vapor trail possibly hundreds of kilometers long streaked across the sky at noon. Within seconds of seeing the first flash of light, the archaeologists watched as a second fireball streaked across the sky and exploded somewhere behind the smaller pyramid in the group. A shockwave resulted, launching sand and rubble (or meteorite fragments) through the air. Fearful for their lives, and thinking that the world was coming to an end or that the earth was about to open up and devour them, the archaeologists turned to run. Then, suddenly, amidst the flying debris and chaos, a small child emerged from behind the pyramid where they’d seen the second flash of light. No one in the group spoke a word as the men watched this small, delicate child take one unsure step after another until she emerged from the dust to stand directly in front of them. This solemn-faced child appeared exhausted and only a day—or even hours—away from dehydration and starvation. Her lifeless and tired eyes indicated to the group that she was possibly suffering from a past traumatic event. Her skin was dry, sun-scorched and cracked; her clothing was torn and filthy. In short, it was undeniable this small child had been alone in the desert for some time. However, with the village deserted, there was no way to confirm or deny their suspicions, and there was no way to track down her identity.

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 sub-atomic 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.

OneWay is the second novel for Deborah Mark McClellan. Deborah is also the author of A Season of Dying, published in May, 2012. This novel portrays a compelling testimony on the power of faith, prayer, love and service. Commissioned as a Stephen Minister in May, 2011 along with drawing from her life’s journey, Deborah continues to offer spiritual and emotional support to men and women confronted with their own life’s trials and tribulations. She lives with her four children and ten grandchildren in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

OneWay: The Message
Authored by Robin L. McClellan, Authored by Deborah K. Mark
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
264 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065518
ISBN-10: 1620065517
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

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SAN JOSE, Calif.Sunbury Press has released Ricky Bruce’s Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure, the first volume in this new middle-grade series.

dasfia_fcAbout the Book:
Hudson wants to add color to his picture, but his grandfather’s pen makes his medieval drawing come to life, transforming him into one of his characters.

When you fall into an adventure, you never know where you’re gonna land.

Hudson hunched over his desktop and stared at the blank sheet again. He gripped his pencil and leaned over the desk surface as if he were about to dive into the picture. He was ready to create.

With long strokes, he drew the outline of a lake and a mountain with two peaks. He picked the higher mountain peak and drew a castle made of stones. Then he connected the castle to the lake with a winding path. After filling in the landscape with trees, he pulled back from his picture and nodded his head.

The book on medieval history sat propped opened against the wall near Hudson’s stacks of books. He had books on every subject: space, animals, geography, the world wars, and many more; but his current favorite was the book with pictures of knights, dragons, and mysterious castles.

His grandfather, whose desk he sat at, would have been proud of all the reading he’d done on the Middle Ages that week. The current chapter displayed a picture of a typical 11th century scene. Serfs performed their daily duties in one section, working crops and selling goods, while knights trained with weapons in another section.

The picture Hudson drew was supposed to be a copy of that picture, but it lacked the realism he wanted. Life was like that for Hudson. He could never quite make the picture into a work of art.

“I need a few characters,” Hudson said. “I need a knight, a few dragons… a troll or two, and a princess.”

RickC PicAbout the Author:
Rick Crawford, aka Ricky Bruce, lives in San Jose, California with his wife Marcia and son Clay. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Education. He has 15 years of teaching experience and is currently an Educational Specialist for a charter school. He is the author of Ricky Robinson Braveheart and Stink Bomb. You can find his blog at http://www.rickybruce.com.

Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure
Authored by Ricky Bruce
List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
62 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065235
ISBN-10: 1620065231
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General


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