Monthly Archives: July 2013

Nirmal Joshi’s new book honors womanhood & the undying power of humility, selflessness & sacrifice

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Dr. Nirmal Joshi’s personal memoir “Five Drops of Estrogen: A man’s tribute to womanhood and the undying power of humility, selflessness and sacrifice.”

fdoe_fcAbout the Book:
“Five Drops of Estrogen” describes the lives of five extraordinary women across three generations, cultures and continents. When remarkable accomplishments of women are described in contemporary times, the stories are often set in the workplace; perhaps how women have become CEOs of companies or acquired power and fame, how they have made it in a “man’s world” against heavy odds, or how they may have done extraordinary things in general. All these accomplishments are commendable. However, the five women described in this book are different. Two of them never even set foot in the workplace, one primarily spent time as a homemaker, and the remaining two straddled the workplace and home and excelled in both. All of them took on the challenges of large families and the inherently “dirty” and often tangled complexities that come with it—and excelled. They were humble and gave unconditionally. Their selfless lives inspired. In two instances they had a profound influence on the generation after them; in the others, they will likely do the same. Above all, these women purposely lost “small fights” only to win much bigger ones.

The men in their lives were independently special human beings, yet in the powerful presence of these women seemed to be innocent bystanders as they watched their partners positively transform their lives and those of their families. It is for this reason that this book describes the lives of these five women as “drops”—analogous to a drop of rich ink that colors large volumes of water the same. Drops of estrogen refers to women excelling in uniquely feminine qualities, sometimes regarded as docile or even negative in today’s society. These women found power and influence in submission and giving, not in aggression and snatching. They were free to do what they wanted to, yet many times they chose to yield to the wishes of others. In this process, they took such a remarkable flight that it took them to dizzying heights, arguably higher than their more assertive peers. Like the triumph of non-violence over violence, they repeatedly demonstrated that historically feminine traits and behaviors have the power to influence generations.

About the Author:
Dr. Nirmal Joshi lives with his wife and children in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he is Chief Medical Officer of Pinnacle Health System. He grew up in India, but his family has called Central Pennsylvania their home where he has practiced Medicine and served in health care leadership roles for over twenty years.  He has published extensively on health care topics in leading medical journals. He has made two digital feature films, Mere Apne in Hindi and Hippocratic Oath in English.  He writes poetry in both Hindi and English and has won numerous community service awards.

Five Drops of Estrogen
Authored by Nirmal Joshi, MD
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
142 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062531
ISBN-10: 1620062531
BISAC:  Biographies & Memoirs/Specific Groups/Women
Parenting & Relationships/Family Relationships/Motherhood
Politics & Social Sciences/Social Sciences/Emigration & Immigration

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Five-Drops-of-Estrogen-9…

Soon to be available on Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader & Kobo

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Exotic zoo animals run rampant in this short story compilation inspired by Zanesville incident

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released C. A. Masterson’s short story compilation “Wild Life.”

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On October 19, 2011, the owner of a private zoo in Zanesville, Ohio, opened the cages of the fifty-six exotic animals he kept, and then shot himself. A few animals escaped before authorities could reach the zoo, but most hovered near the fence, afraid and confused. Imminent nightfall forced the hard decision not to risk use of tranquilizer, but to shoot to kill. One person described this real-life tragedy as “Noah’s ark wrecked.” But what if the opposite had occurred, and most of the animals had escaped to invade the town?

In Wild Life, the fictional residents of Tarryville, Ohio, find out. As each person comes face to face with an exotic animal, hidden truths are revealed, and each likewise comes face to face with the harsh reality of their own lives. Perspectives, and priorities, can alter in an instant during unexpected events.

Wild Life
Authored by C. A. Masterson
List Price: $9.99
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
86 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062623
ISBN-10: 1620062623
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Wild-Life-9781620062623.htm

Soon to be available on Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader & Kobo

John Evans’ debut novel “A Dead Issue” is a murder mystery based in Pennsylvania

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released author John Evans’ debut novel “A Dead Issue.”

About the Book:
ADI_fcMark Cameron does not want to be groomed to take over the family business empire. He wants to find his own path in life—like his father did. But when his half-brother comes to town, that path takes Mark to the center of a felony homicide investigation as a person of interest. He plays a dangerous game, balancing between being a key witness and a prime suspect as Detective Devereaux doggedly searches for that one clue that could put Mark behind bars.

Meanwhile, the vultures circle the investigation and tear into the family fortune, gorging themselves with payoffs, extortion, and ransom. Mark’s world is spinning out of control and he must find a way to make it stop. There is only one way. Someone must die.

About the Author:
John Evans is a native of Bangor, Pa. After graduating from Bloomsburg State College, he took a job as an English teacher in Mechanicsburg, Pa. After four years of teaching, John moved to New York City for a brief time and returned to the Lehigh Valley to accept a teaching position in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey where he was named Teacher of the Year for 2006. In 2012, the Bangor High School Alumni Association elected him to the 1885 Club, the alumni hall of fame. John recently ended his teaching career to become a full-time writer.

Although his current focus is fiction, he also has a special interest in Mark Twain. In 1993, University Press of America published his first book, A Tom Sawyer Companion, which draws a parallel between The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Twain’s personal adventures as a boy. He has also written personal essays and articles. A short story, “Getting the Bugs out of Tom Sawyer,” was published in McGraw Hill’s 2000 edition of Tom Sawyer. He has also reviewed books for the Mark Twain Forum, a scholarly website for Twain enthusiasts. Recently, John has turned his energies to writing fiction. In 2003, his first YA novel, The Cut, was published by Beachhouse Books.  A Dead Issue is John’s first mystery.

A Dead Issue
Authored by John Evans
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
294 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062500
ISBN-10: 162006250X
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

For more information, please see:
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Issue-John-Evans/dp/162006250X…

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