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Titles such as "Prohibition's Prince" and "Fireproof Moth" achieved regional and international acclaim. Sunbury also became known for the "Keystone Tombstones" series by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley, which was mentioned on numerous broadcast and cable TV affiliates. The company signed its first foreign rights deal (with a Taiwanese publisher) in 2012.
Late in 2012, the company moved from offices in Camp Hill, PA to Main Street in Mechanicsburg, PA and began hosting book release parties and author signing events at the venue.
2013 was a big year for Sunbury. We were an exhibitor at Book Expo America in New York at the end of May. Also, one of our books -- "The Cursed Man" by Keith Rommel -- was being made into a motion picture in Hollywood (filming continues into 2014). The company continued to grow, achieving its best sales results in its history.
On February 1, 2014, we opened our company retail store at 50 West Main Street in Mechanicsburg, PA. Visitors will find all of our titles for sale. Sunbury authors appear from time to time. April 1, 2014 marks our 10th anniversary in business - quite an accomplishment for any small business.
Lawrence Knorr has been involved with book publishing for thirteen years. He holds an MBA from Penn State University, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). Lawrence's 30+ year career in information technology, as a programmer, analyst, project manager, CEO and Chief Information Officer has prepared him well for the "Age of Content" - the new era of eBooks, data integration, eCommerce and networks. Lawrence has taught business and project management courses for ten years, and is the author of eight books. He is also an award-winning digital artist. For a one-year term in 2013, Lawrence was the President of the MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association (MBPA).
Tammi Knorr is the VP of Marketing for Sunbury Press. She has been with the company since 2010. Tammi has had a 20+ year career in IT. She is a former project controller for Deloitte. She is the previous owner/operator of West Shore Gallery, Inc., a fine art gallery and fine art photography service. She is an award-winning photographer and graphic designer. She is an expert in social media and book marketing, devising many unconventional campaigns.
Haley Becker is our Marketing Assistant. She is currently studying graphic design at the Art Institute of York.
Jennifer R. Melendrez is an editor, writer, and mother of two—four, if you count the dogs—living in Linglestown, PA. She holds an AA in Secondary English Education from Harrisburg Area Community College, a BA in English from Penn State, and an MFA in Creative Writing—with a certificate in publishing—from Chatham University. Her partial novel, Fixed, won runner-up for best thesis in Chatham University’s 2013 fiction category. She established an independent press while at Chatham, publishing a poetry chapbook for an up-and-coming poet (Chalk & Fire, Melrose Publishing, 2012). Jennifer has served as editor for two college literary journals, has had poems published in the Wildwood Journal, and was a Scholastic Writing Contest judge for poetry in 2014. She loves to read, write, knit, cook, and travel. Jennifer has been editing for Sunbury Press since 2011 and contributes to the Speckled Egg Press and Ernest & Edgar blogs.
Allyson Gard graduated from Penn State Harrisburg with a Bachelor's degree in English. She's been with Sunbury Press since 2011 and edited over 60 titles for this publisher.
Zachary Johnson is elated to join the team at Sunbury Press. He is a current student at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York pursuing a major in English, with a concentration on Creative Writing and Literature. He looks forward to his time at Sunbury Press, hoping to gain a higher knowledge of the industry, and hone the skills that will help him succeed. Johnson spends much of his time reading and writing; a few of his favorite novels include Nadjaby Andre Breton, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Stephen King’s The Stand.
Amanda Shrawder graduated from Kutztown University with a BA in English/Professional Writing. She has been with Sunbury Press since 2013 and is excited to have officially joined the team. In addition to editing for Sunbury Press, she edits for Fresh Paint Magazine. She also enjoys reading, writing, gardening, and martial arts.