5 Terrific Novelists from Pennsylvania - Part 1

Sunbury Press celebrates our local literary community with this look of 5 brilliant genre fiction novelists from Pennsylvania

As a Pennsylvania publisher, you better believe we're chomping at the bit to find our next favorite local writer to showcase through our various imprints.

Here's an in-depth look at the novelists roaming across multiple Pennsylvania counties, sure to be hosting an event somewhere near you. From mystery thrillers to epic fantasy to literary fiction, each one of these novelists from Pennsylvania has something thrilling to share with you.

Tory Gates

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Tory Gates (Harrisburg, PA) is an award-winning novelist of four books and a program host for authors on the BookSpeak Network. His works are of young adult/crossover fiction with exotic settings that deal with real-life issues and problems. Learn more on his author website.

Books by Tory Gates

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Searching for Roy Buchanan

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A Moment in the Sun

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Live from the Cafe

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J.M. West

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J.M. West (Carlisle, PA) is a professor of English Studies and the author of the Carlisle Crime Cases series and a debut novel called Glory in the Flower, in which four coeds bond during the turbulent sixties. Check out more about her at carlislecrimecases.com.

Three Books by J.M West

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Things Strangled

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Had a Dying Fall

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Courting Doubt and Darkness

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Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

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In 1985-86, Glenn Schwartz became the first "storm chaser" at The Weather Channel and was one of their designated "Hurricane Specialists." He got his nickname in New York City after an anchor saw video of him being blown around during one of his hurricane chases. Now, he lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife, Sherry, and is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fanatic. Learn more at TheWeathermakerBook.com.

About the Book

The Weathermaker by Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz is a cli-fi novel with plenty of action.

Baltimore TV meteorologist Neil Stephenson can control the weather. But should he?

During a light snowstorm, TV meteorologist Neil Stephenson discovers that he can predict more snow on TV to match his prediction. With a power like this, he could be soaring in his profession in no time.

This cli-fi genre-bending thriller has the action aspects of Twister--with accurate science, organized crime, and death threats making their way to his doorstop.

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Chris Fenwick

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Chris Fenwick is a writer, editor, marketer, and part-time farmer. She is a maker of books: some are the works of others, and some she writes herself (like The 100th Human and Wolf). She lives on a farm in rural Pennsylvania with her family. Learn more at chris-fenwick.com.

Books by Chris Fenwick

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The 100th Human

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Oliver C. Seneca

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Oliver C. Seneca was born and raised in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After attending the Capital Area School for the Arts for filmmaking, he became passionate about writing and storytelling. This is his first novel. Learn more at OliverCSeneca.com.

About the Book

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After a sudden, bloodied brawl leaves over half of White Haven College dead, Jonathan Barnes finds himself thrust into a near-apocalyptic world turned completely upside down in violence. With no explanation as to the cause, Jon must venture into the horror to find his family and loved ones.

Nothing is certain except for one thing: Jon wants to be inside when the sky goes dark.

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Thanks for checking out these five genre fiction novelists from Pennsylvania! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

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