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Thomas Malafarina’s short story collection “Gallery of Horror” inspired by the art of Nunzio Barbera

Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas M. Malafarina’s latest book “Gallery of Horror”, a collection of ten short stories based on the dark collages of Keyser, West Virginia’s Nunzio Barbera.

Regarding Thomas Malafarina’s “Eye Contact”
“If H.P Lovecraft were to write the “The Dead Zone”, this would be it …”  George Andrade, Horror News.net

About the Book:
GOH front cover_webFrom 1970 to 1973, the television network NBC aired a program called “Night Gallery” hosted by Rod Serling who was best know for the series “The Twilight Zone” during the 1950s and 1960s. Each week, the show started with Rod standing in front of a work of disturbing artwork displayed on an easel. Next he would proceed to introduce the night’s feature play, which always carried the same title as the displayed work of art.

In the tradition of “Night Gallery”, horror author Thomas M. Malafarina and contemporary artist Nunzio Barbera have collaborated to present a collection of strange and bizarre stories, combining both art and fiction, which they call “Gallery Of Horror”.

The goal of the work was to produce stories with the same surrealistic atmosphere of the old television show along with short stories containing similar ironic twists. In addition, many of the stories have Malafarina’s own special brand of descriptive gore. Each story was inspired by, and features one of, Nunzio Barbera’s works of art and was created with the hopes of taking the reader on a very special journey into the unknown and frightening world that is the mind of Thomas M. Malafarina.

Stories included:
• The Age Of Man
• The Wind Whispers Mary
• Girls Don’t Poop
• Talk2Me
• Call Him Maury
• Beyond The Mind’s Eye
• Remember When
• Lost
• In The Beginning There Was Me
• Status Quo

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
182 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597613
ISBN-10: 1934597619
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

About the Author:
Thomas M. Malafarina is an author of horror fiction. To date he has published three horror novels —  “99 Souls”, “Burn Phone” and “Eye Contact” — as well as a collection of horror short stories called “13 Nasty Endings” and a book of single panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too; Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center” through Sunbury Press.

In addition, many of Thomas’ works have appeared in short story anthologies and e-magazines. Some have also been produced and presented for internet podcasts.

Thomas is best known for the twists and surprises in his stories, and he is quite fond of developing the explicitly descriptive scenes of horror, gore and violence he depicts in his work.

Thomas lives in South Heidelberg Township, just outside of Wernersville, Pa., with his wife, JoAnne. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

For more information about artist Nunzio Barbera
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/nunzio-barbera.html

Review of a recent exhibition by Nunzio Barbera:
http://www.prlog.org/10978004-nightmare-on-south-front-st…


Thomas Malafarina’s latest novel “Eye Contact” released by Sunbury Press

Lemoyne, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas Malafarina’s latest novel entitled “Eye Contact”.

About the book:
EyeContactCover pubThere is a thin line between reality and illusion, between sanity and insanity, between life and death. Through no fault of his own, David Matson is thrust into a world of darkness, of illusion, of hallucinations and never-ending nightmares; a world from which he longs to awaken but cannot. Join him in his interminable struggle to return to reality and see what horrors fate has in store him.

This is Thomas M. Malafarina’s third full length novel for Sunbury press. He has also written two novels “99 Souls” and “Burn Phone”, the short story collection called “13 Nasty Endings” and a collection of single-panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too” all published through Sunbury Press.

“Eye Contact” has plenty of suspense, terror, gore and surprises to keep the reader glued to his seat wanting the horror to end yet still dying for more.

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
204 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597378
ISBN-10: 1934597376
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

Cover art by Alecia Nye.

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Eye-Contact-9781934597378.htm?categoryId=-1


Thomas Malafarina’s cartoon compilation “Yes, I Smelled It Too” released by Sunbury Press

Lemoyne, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas Malafarina’s cartoon compilation “Yes, I Smelled It To: Cartoons for the Somewhat Off-Center.”

About the book:
Cartoon Cover webIf you ever wondered what would happen if an author of graphically violent horror stories also drew cartoons? Not that many people would have this particular wonder, but if you ever did then you are about to have your curiosity satisfied.

Thomas M. Malafarina, author of horror also enjoys creating single panel cartoons of a strange and bizarre nature, not for the typical daily newspaper cartoon reader but for those with a special, more discerning and macabre sense of humor. Annually he creates his own Christmas Holiday cards, which he sends to a select few of his closest friends. Most of who wait with anticipation, wondering just how far he will push the envelope of less than good taste each year.

“Yes I Smelled It Too” is a collection of some of Thomas’s favorite cartoons that he has drawn though the years. Some are strange, some are violent, some are ironic and some are just plain bizarre, but some of them will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Who says horror can’t be funny. (Well I guess just about everyone. Oh well.)

So if after reading one of Thomas’s horror stories, you find yourself in need of a little comic relief. Just pick up your copy of “Yes I Smelled It Too” and laugh your guts out; figuratively but not literally, please.

List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
164 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597057
ISBN-10: 1934597058
BISAC: Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Yes-I-Smelled-It-Too-9781934597057.htm?categoryId=-1


Thomas Malafarina’s 2nd edition of “13 Nasty Endings” now available with new cover art

LEMOYNE, Pa.Lemoyne, PA – Sunbury Press has released a second edition of Thomas Malafarina’s short story compilation “13 Nasty Endings” with Alecia Nye cover art. The duo had previously paired up successfully on the author’s novels “Burn Phone” and “99 Souls”.

About 13 Nasty Endings:
13 Nasty Cover webNot all stories have a “happy ending”. Sometimes the forces of evil are just too strong to allow the characters, whether protagonist or antagonist, to survive unscathed. Sometimes it is because of revenge or sinister forces or simply bad Karma.

Welcome to “Thirteen Nasty Endings”, a collection of short horror stories by Thomas M Malafarina. In this disturbing world of terror and foreboding, virtually every story has the potential to end badly for someone. There will be no “happily ever afters” in this collection! This is definitely not a “feel good” compilation. Thirteen Nasty Endings guarantees that someone, whether deserving or not, will get it in the end.

Thomas has put together an incredibly upsetting anthology of some of his most gory, horrifying, disturbing and bizarre tales for your reading pleasure.

…from the book:
…A second later, her eyes flew open covered in a grey film. She sat up in bed, her emaciated form visible under the nightgown, which now hung from her bony shoulders. Long gone was the look of loving affection, also gone was the catatonic stare, both replaced by a savage look of hunger Roger knew was reserved for the warm-blooded walking lunch wagons formerly known as the human race.  And he had just made it to the top of the menu.

Other Alecia Nye covers:
“99 Souls” by Thomas Malafarina
“Burn Phone” by Thomas Malafarina
“Pythagoras the Mathemagician” by Karim El-Koussa
… more to come!

Thomas Malafarina’s collection of short stories includes:
For Eternity
Bright of the Living Dead
Breakfast of Champions
The Lurkers
Whence Cometh the Wolf?
The Demon of Coogan’s Mine
Happy Valentines Day
Bordello of the Bizarre
Deer Gap
Buzzards
Devil’s Den
The House on the Hill
Retribution

…thirteen entertaining tales of horror and the macabre — ALL with very very nasty endings!

Praise for Burn Phone:
“…one hell of a rollicking horror house ride.”
George Andrade, Horror News

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
156 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597279
ISBN-10: 1934597279
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/13-Nasty-Endings-9781934597279.htm?categoryId=-1


Thomas Malafarina’s “99 Souls” now available in a 2nd edition with new cover art

CAMP HILL, Pa.Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released a second edition of Thomas Malafarina’s first novel “99 Souls” with Alecia Nye cover art. The duo had previously paired up successfully on the author’s novel “Burn Phone.”

About 99 Souls:
99 frontThomas Malafarina’s first novel is set in 1965 in his native Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

A boy is savagely disemboweled in the presence of his friends at an abandoned coal mine by an unidentified creature. During the investigation, which follows, a Philadelphia television reporter learns from an eccentric old codger a terrible legend about the disastrous history of the mine – a tale about a mine disaster many years ago in which three coal miners were trapped a mile below the surface. Out of desparation, one of the miners sold his soul to Satan in order to get revenge for the disaster. In return, Satan transformed this man into an immortal soul-feeding demon that must remain trapped in the mine until he gathers ninety-nine souls.

How do you kill what can’t be killed? How do you stop the unstoppable?Welcome to a place where terror reigns, where unspeakable horror and demonic savagery is the norm; where lost souls writhe and struggle for a freedom that may never come.

Welcome to Coogan’s mine; the home of Devil Dan.

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
160 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597255
ISBN-10: 1934597252
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

Praise from George Andrade of “Horror News”:

“What is noteworthy about the legend in Ninety-Nine Souls, though, is that Malafarina takes advantage of it to reflect the idea that though it is easy to become cynical, amused and even bored with the small town happenings in this country we all know in our deepest selves that we’ve been there – that no matter how coiffed and educated (“civilized”) we fancy ourselves to be we recognize deep down that but for the grace of God go ourselves, that but for the happenstance of our birthright, our locations or just plain luck we are not in a position where just plain bad luck, or an accident, can end our dreams of “getting out”.  The feeling of being trapped and powerless and the need to “do what you need to do to survive” is an ageless design in the patchwork quilt that is the American identity.”

“99 Souls is a terrific first novel, though, and a promising debut; it’s about small town conspiracies and the sins of our fathers, greed and corruption, supply and demand and the angst that accompanies them … and eventual comeuppance. It just so happens to be a very sinister horror novel as well.”

Other Alecia Nye covers:
“Burn Phone” by Thomas Malafarina
“Pythagoras the Mathemagician” by Karim El-Koussa
… more to come!

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/99-Souls-9781934597255.htm?categoryId=-1


Thomas Malafarina’s latest novel “Burn Phone” now for sale at major booksellers

CAMP HILL, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Thomas Malafarina’s latest horror novel “Burn Phone”. It is available from the publisher and from Amazon.com and other online booksellers.

About the book:
3476068Charles Wilson, a traveling businessman in search of a prepaid cellular phone stumbles into a strange store where he is presented with a hideous phone that he discovers can open a portal to Hell, summoning demonic creatures to do his every bidding. What is the origin of this device? Why was Wilson chosen to be the “Keeper of the Phone”? How will this newfound power affect Wilson? This is story of power, psychological terror, demonic temptations, and human greed.

This is Thomas M. Malafarina’s second full length novel for Sunbury press. He has also written the novel “Ninety-Nine Souls” and the short story collection called “Thirteen Nasty Endings” both published through Sunbury Press. “Burn Phone” has plenty of suspense, terror, surprises and just enough gut wrenching gore to keep the author satisfied.

About the author:
Thomas M. Malafarina is a horror author from Pennsylvania. He was born July 23, 1955 in the town of Ashland, in the heart of the hard coal region. He was raised in a small, wood-framed row house along with his parents, his younger brother and two older sisters. Growing up in this blue-collar community Thomas learned the importance of hard work and dedication to family. These values instilled by his parents guided him through to his adult life.

Thomas has enjoyed a life-long love of writing, music and art and of course, horror. “Burn Phone” is his latest exploration into the world of demonic horror.

Thomas lives in South Heidelberg Township, just outside of Wernersville, PA with his wife JoAnne. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Publication Date: Sep 09 2010
ISBN/EAN13: 1934597090 / 9781934597095
Page Count: 212
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Horror

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Burn-Phone-9781934597095.htm?categoryId=-1


Horror short story compilation “Thirteen Nasty Endings” by Thomas Malafarina now for sale

CAMP HILL, Pa.Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas Malafarina’s horror short story compilation “Thirteen Nasty Endings”. It is available from the publisher and from Amazon.com and other online booksellers. This is Malafarina’s first compilation of short stories and is the second of three books contracted by Sunbury Press.

About the book:

13 Nasty Endings coverNot all stories have a “happy ending”. Sometimes the forces of evil are just too strong to allow the characters, whether protagonist or antagonist, to survive unscathed. Sometimes it is because of revenge or sinister forces or simply bad Karma.

Welcome to “Thirteen Nasty Endings”, a collection of short horror stories by Thomas M Malafarina. In this disturbing world of terror and foreboding, virtually every story has the potential to end badly for someone. There will be no “happily ever afters” in this collection! This is definitely not a “feel good” compilation. Thirteen Nasty Endings guarantees that someone, whether deserving or not, will get it in the end.

Thomas has put together an incredibly upsetting anthology of some of his most gory, horrifying, disturbing and bizarre tales for your reading pleasure.

Publication Date: Jul 19 2010
ISBN/EAN13: 1453655700 / 9781453655702
Page Count: 158
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Horror

About Thomas Malafarina:

Thomas M Malafarina is a horror author from the Reading, PA area who has previously published a horror novel entitled “Ninety-Nine Souls”, also through Sunbury Press.
Thomas has enjoyed a life-long love of writing, music and art and of course, horror. “Thirteen Nasty Endings” is a collection of some of his favorite and often disturbing short stories.

Thomas lives in South Heidelberg Township, just outside of Wernersville, PA with his wife JoAnne. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Available on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Thirteen-Nasty-Endings-Compilation-…


Horror novel Ninety-Nine Souls by Thomas Malafarina now for sale

CAMP HILL, Pa.Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas Malafarina’s horror novel Ninety-Nine Souls. It is available from the publisher and from Amazon.com and other online booksellers.
This is Malafarina’s first novel and is the first of three books contracted by Sunbury Press.

About the book:

99 Souls FrontThomas Malafarina’s first novel is set in 1965 in his native Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

A young boy is savagely disemboweled in the presence of his friends at an abandoned coal mine by an unidentified creature. During the investigation, which follows, a Philadelphia television reporter learns from an eccentric old codger a terrible legend about the disastrous history of the mine – a tale about a mine disaster many years ago in which three coal miners were trapped a mile below the surface. Out of desparation, one of the miners sold his soul to Satan in order to get revenge for the disaster. In return, Satan transformed this man into an immortal soul-feeding demon that must remain trapped in the mine until he gathers ninety-nine souls.

How do you kill what can’t be killed? How do you stop the unstoppable? Welcome to a place where terror reigns, where unspeakable horror and demonic savagery is the norm; where lost souls writhe and struggle for a freedom that may never come.

Welcome to Coogan’s mine; the home of Devil Dan.

Publication Date: Jul 12 2010
ISBN/EAN13: 1453653716 / 9781453653715
Page Count: 160
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Horror

About Thomas Malafarina:

Thomas M. Malafarina was born July 23, 1955 in the town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the hard coal region. He was raised in a small, wood-framed row house along with his parents, his younger brother and two older sisters. Growing up in this blue-collar community Thomas learned the importance of hard work and dedication to family. These values instilled by his parents guided him through to his adult life.

Thomas has enjoyed a life-long love of writing, music and art and has been intrigued by the world of horror since before elementary school. While other kids were assembling model airplanes and cars, Thomas preferred to build Aurora Universal Studios Monster models of Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf Man, Dracula and others. While others were drawing pictures of flowers and trees, he was drawing horrible monsters.

Thomas continued his love of all things horror by amassing an extensive collection of horror movies and books. Every year Thomas uses his artistic skills to create and donate a truckload or more of disturbing horror art sculptures and scenery to the Womelsdorf JC’s annual non-profit “Barn of Terror” Halloween Haunt.

For many years while working as a manufacturing engineer, technical trainer and technical writer, Thomas dreamed of finding some extra time write a horror novel. Ninety-Nine Souls is Thomas’s first book and is the culmination of that dream but signifies much more. It symbolizes a rekindled love Thomas has for writing and an enjoyment of creating horror stories that had burned deep within him unfulfilled for far too many years. Now with the flame relit, Thomas plans to produce many more works of horror fiction for the horror loving public’s enjoyment.

Thomas lives in South Heidelberg Township, just outside of Wernersville, PA with his wife JoAnne. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Available on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Ninety-Nine-Souls-Thomas-M-Malafari…