"Craig Nova’s 1989 masterpiece Tornado Alley is back in both e-book and physical formats, thanks to PFP Publishing, the brainchild of Peter Sarno, a University of Massachusetts literature instructor who’s making out-of-print classics available so he can — for one thing — keep teaching them. A fevered, symphonic account of an adulterous affair, Tornado Alley has all the allure of a Douglas Sirk film as it explores 'the attractive terrors of the world.' PFP is also resurrecting Nova’s 1994 novel, The Book of Dreams, set in a languidly treacherous Los Angeles."
— Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times


PFP/AJAR published Lunch with Buddha. They did a beautiful job on that book, from cover design to copyediting to promotion, and it continues to sell at a healthy pace. They also brought many of my out of print early books back into print — and it's hard to overstate what that means to a writer. Those books continue to sell, too, modestly, but without Peter Sarno's efforts, they would be in my attic in boxes with no or few readers. More than that, though, Peter is a fine man, honest, hardworking, and straightforward, in a business where, increasingly, such traits have gone extinct. ...Any writer would dream of a publisher and friend like Peter." — Roland Merullo

“As a scriptwriter, producer and events coordinator, I have had the pleasure of working with Peter Sarno on many occasions, and can attest to his personal qualities and job related skills….No matter what the situation, Peter’s dependability and talent assure a smooth and professional outcome.…It is his talent for working with others that is probably his greatest interpersonal skill. Artists find him particularly sympathetic and supportive, but his calm, thoughtful demeanor, his ability to take charge in a non-threatening manner, and his unflagging sense of humor are appreciated by everyone who comes in contact with him."
— Beth Harrington

"As a publisher, he is every writer's dream: engaged, meticulous, direct, responsible, and passionate about his work. Every step of the process of working with Peter has been a delight. I wish the same good fortune on my fellow writers. You send a book into the world like a parent packing a kid off to college, hoping you've taught it enough survival skills, nurtured its personality and strengths enough for it to cope with the exuberant indifference of a busy world. And so it goes off, sending you notices now and again – the dean's list here, a big F there. Eventually it just disappears inside the context of its own life and fate, while you tend to the needy new brood. ...But, I've discovered, if you're really lucky, and more importantly, if your book has the good karma to cross paths with a Peter Sarno, it might surprise in your weather-beaten days, and just when you're sure its long forgotten all you've done for it, when you have begun to doubt it ever existed as more than an image on Google, a number on Amazon, suddenly, there it is, dimensional and glossy in your hands. A reunion with the prodigal first book seems especially delicious and gratifying. And it wouldn't have, couldn't have happened without the intervention of a visionary like Sarno, who sees not simply the decline of one medium, but the collaborative rise of two."
- Askold Melnyczuk, from a Shelf Awareness interview