Author Archives: successstories

March Top Sellers

Congratulations to our best-sellers during the month of March!

“O Mommy O Daddy” Claudia Grispin
“New Beginnings: The Reviving of a Kingdom” Shantelle Ruppel
“Guinea Pigs” Dr. John Hall
“A Bug and a Wish” Karen Scheuer
“Birth of a White Nation” Jacqueline Battalora
“Fountain Valley 1972″ Michael Antonio Joseph
“Eritrea at a Crossroads” Andebrhan Welde Giorgis
“Cody Coyote” Keith A. Williams
“Coop’s Corner Collection” William Cooper
“My Dear Wife and Children” Nick K. Adams
“Bees and Spiders” Brian L. Steed
“The Wisdom of Doctor James” Michael Joseph Scanlon
“Savage Sympathy” Graham Taylor
“Practical Perspectives on Youth” Odianose Dominic Matthew
“Pepin Goes to Rome” John Doherty
“Members Only North Shore Confessions” Todd Ball
“Woman: A Divine Calling” Quincy C. Samuel
“72058: The Many Mini Adventures of a Small-town Mailman” Jesse Lee Hatfield
“Land of the Bear” Denny Geurink

Author of the Month May 2015: David W. Berner

David W. Berner is the award winning author of ACCIDENTAL LESSONS.  He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began his work as a broadcast journalist and writer. He moved to Chicago to work as a radio reporter and news anchor for CBS Radio and later pursue a career as a writer and educator. His book ACCIDENTAL LESSONS is about his year teaching in one of the Chicago area’s most troubled school districts. The book won the Golden Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature and has been called a “beautiful, elegantly written book” by award-winning author Thomas E. Kennedy, and “a terrific memoir” by Rick Kogan (Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio).  


You can learn more about David W. Berner by visiting:

Author Website

Amazon Author Page

David’s Facebook Profile



David is an accomplished writer and SBPRA is proud to present him as the May 2015 Author of the Month!

April Author News

  • Nick Mann, author of “Forgetful,” was recognized as the African American Fiction winner of the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards.
  • Sherrill S. Cannon‘s “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” was a finalist in the 2014 Reader Views Award for the Children’s Category for Early Readers.
  • Karen Scheuer was interviewed in a local teacher’s magazine that is distributed to all Pennsylvania teachers in a feature titled “Bugged by Bullying, Teacher Writes Book.”
  • William M. Cooper was interviewed by Paul Dorset on the blog, Utterances of an Overcrowded Mind. Read the interview here.
  • “The Who’s Next Club: A Cosmetic Surgery Disaster” by Donald W. Ayer got special attention during a feature on ABC Action News. The author’s daughter’s story, described in his book, has inspired a new law to have cameras in operating rooms. Watch the segment here.
  • Marie Volpe celebrated her children’s book, “Boobilena’s Birthday Party at Busy Beach,” with her co-workers and threw an office party.
  • Two of our authors met with our CEO Robert Fletcher during the London Book Fair.
    Author Derek T. Morgan and his wife with CEO Robert Fletcher

    Author Derek T. Morgan and his wife with CEO Robert Fletcher

    Author John Berry with CEO Robert Fletcher

    Author John Berry with CEO Robert Fletcher


Author of the Month April 2015: William M. Cooper

William M. Cooper

Congratulations to William M. Cooper, SBPRA’s Author of the Month for April 2015!

William is the author of Coop’s Corner Collection: Inspirational Stories and Poems.

Coop’s Corner Collection is a marvelous collection of short stories and poems that reinforce such noble characteristics as love, duty, respect, honor, self-sacrifice, patience, humility and compassion.

William’s work is lighthearted, powerful, and inspiring. Readers will put themselves in the stories and find wisdom and truths that they can live by.

“William Cooper is a wonderful dreamer. He puts together his little stories like the child with the still impressionable mind that dreams of a better world for all of us. And you can tell he writes his stories so that everyone can read them … adults and children alike. Parents don’t have to worry about their youngsters reading questionable material. But most importantly, the stories have their own little messages. They’re stories of honor, strength, kindness, and love … even love for enemy. And Cooper’s writings are vivid … you see things, places, and people so clearly, yet without long passages of descriptive writing. A talent in and of itself.”
– Robert G. Christie, filmmaker, RC Feature, Columbus, Ohio

Find out more about Coop’s Corner Collection from the Video Book Trailer:

William M. Cooper grew up in Odessa, Texas. “I don’t write in hopes of seeing my name on a book cover, rather I write because I have a message that above all else, human beings can be noble creatures.”  You can find out more about William by visiting his author website or visiting his profile on

February Top Sellers

Congratulations to our best-sellers during the month of February!

March Author News

March has been a wonderful month for our authors!

  • Suzanne Gene Courtney was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival for her children’s book, “Ride to the Stars,” and also in the Great South West Book Festival for her children’s book, “Florence Flies Alone.”
  • Children’s author, Karen Scheuer, hit the 1,000+ sale mark for her book, “A Bug and A Wish,” and made it to #42 on the Best Sellers List for bullying books on Amazon. 'Just happened to see this on Amazon - #42 on the BEST SELLERS LIST for Bullying books - WOW!  (Humbled and Excited!)'
  • Glenn Maynard, author of “Strapped into an American Dream,” participated in the Welles-Turner Memorial Library Author Fair on Sunday, March 15th in Glastonbury, CT.
  • Montgomery J. Granger was on Fox And Friends with Elisabeth Hasselbeck to discuss the subject of his book, “Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior.” Watch the clip here.
  • Reece Pocock, author of “The Politics of Murder” and other crime novels, had a book signing at the Adelaide location of Dymocks Bookstore in South Australia on Friday, March 13th.
  • Melissa Bailey Slater read “Something’s Amiss with Miss Priss” to local children and signed copies of the book at Barnes and Noble.20150307_131309
  • Marie Volpe’s children’s book, “Boobilena’s Birthday Party at Busy Beach” and its beautiful illustrations by Kalpart was featured in an article on

January Best Sellers

Congratulations to our best-sellers during the month of January!

December Top 20 Best Sellers

Congratulations to our best-sellers during the month of December!

November’s Top 20 Best Sellers

Congratulations to our best-sellers during the month of November!

September’s Top 20 Best Sellers

Congratulations to our best-sellers during the month of September!