A young adult novel published by Bally-based Bucks County Publishing sold among Amazon.com's Top 100 YA titles for December 2010.
"Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509" (322 pages, released in September) by Bruce A. Sarte is summarized by the author below:
"When high school superstar basketball player Liam Rider is sentenced to military school to serve out an aggravated assault charge, he thought his life was over. But when Lisbeth Harrington comes into his life she sparks feelings in him he didn't know he had.
Suddenly pulled into the past of the historic school by nightmares of his own suicide, Liam and Lisbeth are catapulted forward into the hidden history of ghosts, suicide and murder.
Can they solve the mysteries of the military school before Liam becomes the next victim of the paranormal murderer?"
Sounds like "Twilight" meets "Dawson's Creek."
Published by Bucks County Publishing "Towering Pines Volume One" is available in paperback, Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble Nook formats.
Sartre resides in the Boyertown area with his wife and four children. He grew up at the Jersey Shore and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, N.J., where he first became enthralled with reading and writing. He lists among his influences: Shakespeare, Marlow, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Sarte also published the vampire thriller "Sands of Time," has a story in the horror anthology "Bump in the Night 2010" as well as the following Kindle-only offerings: "Sweet Nessie, the story of how God selected The Star of Christmas" and the short-story "Best Friends Forever" about two friends who have been kidnapped by a secretive cult.
Bucks County Publishing is located at 202 N. 7th St., in the charming village of Bally, and may be contacted by e-mailing info@buckscountytech or calling 215-804-9658.
Upcoming Bucks County Publishing events include:
- Friday, Jan. 7: Christopher Grosso, author of the Bally Publishing Co. book "Mouth to God's Ear," will be interviewed on Booktowne by Susan Whitfield.
- Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Bruce Sarte will be hosting a free workshop at the Red Hill Branch of the Upper Perkiomen Library. The 60-min workshop, "Writing Your Novel" is geared toward anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel. The description reads: "Whether you consider yourself a frustrated novelist, a budding Stephen King or just want to know where to start this workshop may be for you." For more information, contact Joyce Weiss at the Upper Perkiomen Library, 350 Main St., Red Hill, at 610-679-2020.