Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Notes from Scandinavia

A couple of weeks ago, I returned from a trip to Scandinavia. We had only a few days in Sweden and Denmark and the bulk of the trip was in Norway. Besides the spectacular scenery of fjords, forests, waterfalls and lakes, Norway has its own delight for a writer of children’s stories. After all, Norway is the land of Vikings, trolls, reindeer, moose, goats and sheep. 

As usual, I brought some children’s books (translated into English). I also looked for story ideas for future children’s picture books. Books about trolls. Scandinavian myths and Vikings were everywhere, although those translated into English were harder to find. Still, I came home with a goodly number to read and share with my grandchildren. 

One cute book from Sweden is a delight. The story takes place in the 1600’s and is about a pig who was sold to the Swedish navy. He ended up on the Vasa, a ship that went down near Stockholm in 1649 on her maiden voyage because she was top heavy. Poor piglet destined for a ship’s dinner, nearly drowned in the city’s harbor only to survive by clinging to a piece of the mast. This ship has since been raised from the bottom and is in a museum. It  is now made more famous by being immortalized in a children’s book about a pig. I’m drawn to this story because it is based on real events, yet told from a novel view point with delightful drawings and story line. I look for children’s books where learning and fun are combined in unusual ways. 

On trips, I am also on the alert for new story ideas. In Norway, I met a goat farmer who told us about his own experience about saving one of his flock from a snow storm. Although I often use real-life events in my own kid’s stories, I look for ways to make them my own by adding story elements or other characters to give them a wider appeal. 

This new story idea is in its formative phase, but I am thinking of making the main character a small boy. The goat will be young, frisky and inquisitive, a gift from the boy’s father that the boy is now raising. The farm will be the same farm I visited. Bordered by steep cliffs in a small meadow with a trickling stream, the story will have sod covered, small cabins where the family stays and makes goat cheese. My little goat may even end up on one of these sod covered roofs eating a snack. My next job is to learn more about Norwegian goat farming.

I’m often asked where I get my story ideas. My answer, “I find them all around me.” My next trip is to South Africa where I’m sure I’ll find plenty to write about. 

In the mean time, I'm busy setting up my files for my new OTP children's picture book, Clowning Around. It's about a clownfish so energetic and talented that he makes the other aquarium fish jealous. 



Sunday, August 17, 2014

I’ve always enjoyed speaking to various groups and I especially enjoy speaking to writer’s clubs.I was invited to speak to a women's writing group called the Nite Writers. I got lost and arrived fifteen minutes late. I finally found the meeting hall and rushed into the building and hurried into the room where the meeting had already started. I introduced myself to the woman who was conducting the meeting and took my place at the podium.
            I spoke for twenty minutes about writing and about the books I’d had published. I’d never had such an unresponsive audience.  I’d always prided myself on my ability to make my audiences laugh but this was a group of forty stoney-faced elderly women who never cracked a smile.
I knew I had failed miserably, no doubt the worst reception in my career. I thanked them for their time and said I wished them all success in their writing.
The woman who had been at the podium when I arrived stood up and said, “Oh, we aren’t the writer’s group, we are the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Nite Writers meet down the hall.”
“But why didn’t you tell me I was in the wrong room?” I asked as I grabbed my bag of books and my coat.
“Oh, we didn’t have a program planned tonight so when you came into the room we just figured it was dumb luck and we’d listen to whatever you had to say,” she said.
I ran down the hall, found the room where the Nite Writers were meeting and explained I was the last Yankee taken prisoner by the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The leader of the Nite Writers shook her head and said, “Sadly, you aren’t the first speaker they’ve hi-jacked. In the future we’re going to meet our speakers in the parking lot.”
This October I have plans to speak at two libraries, a book club and a senior center.
I’ve learned my lesson, when going anywhere to promote my book, I will confirm the directions, arrive early and make sure I am  in the right place and watch out for the Daughters of the Confederacy!

- April Knight
www.cryingwind.com
akinightscribe@gmail.com




Hi-Jacked by Daughters of the Confederacy!

I’ve always enjoyed speaking to various groups and I especially enjoy speaking to writer’s clubs.


I was invited to speak to a women's writing group called the Nite Writers. I got lost and arrived fifteen minutes late. I finally found the meeting hall and rushed into the building and hurried into the room where the meeting had already started. I introduced myself to the woman who was conducting the meeting and took my place at the podium.
I spoke for twenty minutes about writing and about the books I’d had published. I’d never had such an unresponsive audience.  I’d always prided myself on my ability to make my audiences laugh but this was a group of forty stoney-faced elderly women who never cracked a smile.
I knew I had failed miserably, no doubt the worst reception in my career. I thanked them for their time and said I wished them all success in their writing.
The woman who had been at the podium when I arrived stood up and said, “Oh, we aren’t the writer’s group, we are the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Nite Writers meet down the hall.”
“But why didn’t you tell me I was in the wrong room?” I asked as I grabbed my bag of books and my coat.
“Oh, we didn’t have a program planned tonight so when you came into the room we just figured it was dumb luck and we’d listen to whatever you had to say,” she said.
I ran down the hall, found the room where the Nite Writers were meeting and explained I was the last Yankee taken prisoner by the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The leader of the Nite Writers shook her head and said, “Sadly, you aren’t the first speaker they’ve hi-jacked. In the future we’re going to meet our speakers in the parking lot.”
This October I have plans to speak at two libraries, a book club and a senior center.

I’ve learned my lesson, when going anywhere to promote my book, I will confirm the directions, arrive early and make sure I am  in the right place and watch out for the Daughters of the Confederacy!

April Knight
Author of SWEET DREAMS: 50 romantic bedtimes stories  for big girls

Friday, August 15, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR AUGUST 15, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! Thank you for dropping in. Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. Be sure to check out our website, www.ShopOTPbooks.com, for a complete list of all the great books we have available. But now, for your reading pleasure, our authors have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…

Only a few weeks left to enter the yearly Oak Tree Press writing contests! We have many categories to choose from: Dark Oak Mystery, Wild Oaks Western, Mystic Oaks Paranormal, Timeless Love Romance and Police Blotter. Novels must be 60,000 – 80,000 words, submitted electronically in a rich text, double spaced format, entry fee of $25.00 and submissions must be received by September 1, 2014. Grand prize in each genre is publication in paper and ebook formats! For complete information (including prizes, contract highlights, distribution and promo info) please visit www.oaktreebooks.com
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The following two books will be rolling of the presses soon!

“An Uncertain Grave” by CATHY STRASSER

A stray hiker reports finding a partially decomposed body on Mt Lafayette in the “North Country” –  the top third of New Hampshire around and the Franconia Notch –  where the rugged terrain and sparse population provides the space and isolation to keep any number of secrets. Cliff Codey and Mike Eldrich – New Hampshire State Troopers with the Investigative Services Bureau – set out to solve the case in spite of the weather, reticent locals, and a bored, nosy New York reporter and his ambitious girlfriend who compete with the troopers to discover the victim’s identity.  As the investigation widens, both teams contend with a variety of local residents who have secrets they don’t wish to share. A shadow from Cliff’s past soon intrudes on the current investigation, complicating matters further. All these threads combine as the killer prepares to take action to keep his secret and himself safe.


“A Duty to Betray” by KELLY MORENO

In “A Duty to Betray,” Dr. Ricardo Ruiz finds himself in a complicated legal dilemma when his sexually promiscuous AIDS patient, Taylor Tran, refuses to tell his lovers of his condition. Moreover, as Dr. Ruiz considers warning others of his patient’s illness, Mr. Tran starts plotting to make Dr. Ruiz his next victim. As their battle with each other approaches a fatal pitch, however, both men realize one can die long before one is dead.  The question in the story—as in life—is whether or not this discovery is made in time.



UPCOMING EVENTS
 

EILEEN OBSER, author of “Only You” (http://tinyurl.com/Only-You-Obser) has been interviewed by Linda Frank, producer of “The Writer’s Dream” on LTV, a Long Island television station on August 14. Be sure to send us a link, EILEEN!
 
There will be a book reading and signing of “Only You” at Canio’s Bookstore in Sag Harbor on Thursday, August 21 at 5:00 pm. Noted jazz pianist Amanda Trees of New York City will play rock and roll before and after the reading (631-725-4926.)



KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” http://tinyurl.com/Reluctant-Assassin is pictured here at the Norwalk Library after speaking to a full house. KEN also shares his book proudly on display at Barnes and Noble in Norwalk, CT. KEN will be at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT today, Friday August 15.



MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts” http://tinyurl.com/Jack-of-Harts will be at the Kirby Pines Retirement Community in Memphis, TN on August 15 at 6 p.m. There will be a cocktail party with refreshments. Stop by and meet MIKEY if you are in the area.









ANN HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad”  http://tinyurl.com/ConfessionsOfaDoGooder 
has several events lined up to celebrate the launch of her book:

August 16 - Book Launch Party at Millrace Village, Northville, MI 5:30pm
August 23 - Book Signing at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro, Northville, MI 11:30am
August 26 - Book signing at the headquarters of Herbein + Company in Reading, PA.
September 6 - Book Launch Celebration at Metamorphosis Center, McMurray, PA 5:00pm


BILLY BEASLEY, author of “The River Hideaway” 
http://tinyurl.com/TheRiverHideaway will be having a book signing on August 16 at 3:00 pm at Barnes and Noble at 850 Inspiration Drive in Wilmington, NC. Come by and see what all the fuss is about, meet BILLY and get a signed book!








CAROLYN NEITHAMMER, author of the newly released “The Piano Player”  http://tinyurl.com/Piano-Player-Niethammer is planning a Tucson launch of her book on August 26. 

CAROLYN will be signing copies of "The Piano Player" at the Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone, Arizona, where the novel is set, on August 30 during the Showdown in Tombstone weekend. This is the original building that functioned in the 1880s. How cool is this!?




TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit” 
http://tinyurl.com/Mother-Rabbit will be the guest author at a Lansing, MI book group reviewing her book on September 10. The event is hosted by Denise Quarles. “Mother Rabbit” is a memoir written about Alyce Bonura who was a Playboy Bunny Mother.







JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” http://tinyurl.com/Year-w-o-Christmas 

and “Dancer” http://tinyurl.com/Dancer-Wills 

will be signing copies of his books at the 1st Annual Book Fair at the Wilderness Branch Library on Friday, September 12 from 1:30 – 4:30.  He will also give a short talk about his writing experience.





BLOG CORRAL

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” http://tinyurl.com/Unleavened-Dead asks what is more important: real success or the illusion of success? Read her thoughts about how to promote yourself so you seem like a big fish in a big pond when you're a tiny bit of algae in a puddle. Oak Tree Press Blog: APPEARANCE IS ALL








LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” http://tinyurl.com/Ghost-Writer-Collins is talking about saying I Love You on her blog this week. http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/










DAC CROSSLEY, author of “Guns of the Texas Ranger” http://tinyurl.com/Guns-of-the-Texas-Ranger blogs about summer rushing along at his new cabin with a new computer.









That wraps up the Round-Up for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the Weekly Round-Up as much as I enjoy posting it for you. 
As always, if you have something you would like to submit to the Round-Up, send me an email at otpoffice@aol.com
Big or small, old or new. I would like to keep our corral full of news! Comments, questions or suggestions are welcome too.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Vacation Post

By W.S. Gager
My apologies but this will be short and sweet. My blog fell in the middle of my vacation to Rome. (I know a rough problem to have!) I told myself I would write it and have it auto post but am just not that organized. So you get an abbreviated post.

Rome is mix of old and new. Every place you look is a mixture. It could be a single column that has been saved and buildings grow up around them even though the rest of the old building is lost. It is hard to imagine what it was like and how these buildings were created without the use of a power tool! A perfect example of this is the coliseum.
 
I also love photography and am enjoying taking hundreds of photos. Some are off the sights and some I take just to amuse myself. One of the funniest I found featured a custom character a la Disneyland. These Roman guards of old wander around the sights and offer to pose with you or take your photo if you will give them a Euro. I didn't give them anything but thought this was ironic when I caught one taking a break and talking on his cell phone.

This photo makes me think of writing. You try to capture the unique and incongruent to make a statement like the guard with phone. These are what make reading enjoyable and unique. You need to do this with characters or plot or setting, just little things that catch the reader off guard or make them smile with the outlandishness. Now back to sightseeing and taking more photos.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

APPEARANCE IS ALL


APPEARANCE IS ALL
by Ilene Schneider




    I have friends (both real and virtual) who think I’m a best-selling author. The corollary is that I must be rolling in dough. The only dough I roll in is when I accidentally spill it out of a mixing bowl onto the floor and then slip on it.

    The truth is that I spend a lot more on promo than I earn in royalties. I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: the reason there are news stories about authors who come out of “nowhere” and sign multi-book seven-figure book contracts is because they occur so infrequently that they qualify as news. One does not become a writer to make money.

    Why the impression that I’m doing so well? For the same reason that I lose so much money on my writing: promotion.

    I learned the value of “acting as though you’re somebody and people will think you are” early in my adventures through publishing. I would meet authors at conferences who were on panels; I would read messages on email lists from authors who consistently and constantly posted comments; I would see pictures on FaceBook from book launches and readings. I was convinced they were all highly successful writers rolling in dough earned through their royalties from one of the big New York publishing houses..

    Then I would check their Amazon pages and discover they had written only one book a decade ago. Or their recent books had rankings worse than mine, very few reviews, and ratings that averaged two-to-three stars. Or their books were self-published works so poorly edited and/or formatted as to be almost unreadable. So I got to work promoting myself.

    I have business cards with my contact info. and a QR code linking to the “How to Buy Ilene’s
Books” page of my website on the front, and the titles and pictures of the book covers on the reverse. I have rack cards with all the business card info. on the front and excerpts from my reviews on the back. I have pens inscribed with “Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries,” my name, and my website address. (Here’s the irony: I order fewer of the cards than pens as I need to redesign them whenever there’s a new book or cover. The pens were a “buy 500, get 250 free” deal. I have almost run out of  pens, but have plenty of cards, even after I’ve placed one of each in every book I sell from the trunk of my car. I discovered that even in this digital era, people love free pens.)

    The biggest expenses, of course, are the ones associated with conferences. Transportation (planes, cabs, shuttle buses, or gas if I’m driving), food (not all meals are included in the conference fees), conference registration fees, hotel rooms.

    Why spend all this money if I’m not making any of it back? Unless I promote my books and network face-to-face with other authors and with fans, unless I participate on panels and ask questions of panelists when I’m in the audience, I will remain even more unknown than I am. And maybe one of the “authentic” big names at a conference will read my books and give me some free publicity.

    I don’t just spend money, of course. Some of the best promo is free. It’s when I post online to FaceBook, my blog, my email list about what I am doing, where I’m appearing, what is happening with my books that I get the most exposure. It’s guest blogging on other sites, as I'm doing here. It's when I add my blog site, FaceBook page, and urls for ordering my books to my electronic signature on all my outgoing emails.

    I also use some advertising tricks. As Spock once said (I'm paraphrasing), "I'm not lying. I'm exaggerating." My second Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mystery took first place at the Public Safety Writers conference last year, so it became "the award-winning Unleavened Dead." After two of my short stories took first place at this year's PSWA, I've rechristened (so to speak) myself as "prize-winning author Ilene Schneider." My (non-OTP published) book about Yiddish slang has often been #1 in its extremely small niche category on Amazon, so it is now the "best-selling Talk Dirty Yiddish."

    I wonder sometimes if I’m “preaching to the choir,” if anyone who would be interested in reading my posts has already bought my books. I keep hoping that someone will know someone who knows someone who knows Oprah and sends her my books. (I doubt it’s a fantasy that’s unique to me.)

    While writing this blog entry, I thought of the “dress for success” rule: Don’t dress for the job you have, but for the one you want. So I will keep posting and promoting as though I’m the best-selling author I want to be.

    In the meantime, I’ll keep having fun and remember the other saying: “Be careful what you wish for.”

Friday, August 8, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND UP FOR AUGUST 8, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! Thank you for dropping in. Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. Be sure to check out our website, www.ShopOTPbooks.com, for a complete list of all the great books we have available. But now, for your reading pleasure, our authors have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…

I am starting something new this week. I am inserting a link for each book that is mentioned in the Round-Up. These tiny url’s do not expire. Authors, feel free to use them for your own purposes…Readers, feel free to click and go straight to amazon.com to purchase the book! The url’s are for paper books unless otherwise noted. I hope you all enjoy this new feature in the Round-Up! Give me some feedback, do you like it? Not like it? Does it take away from the style of the Round-Up? Should I do authors' websites instead? Let me know what you think!

Time is running out to enter the yearly Oak Tree Press writing contests! We have many categories to choose from: Dark Oak Mystery, Wild Oaks Western, Mystic Oaks Paranormal, Timeless Love Romance and Police Blotter. Novels must be 60,000 – 80,000 words, submitted electronically in a rich text, double spaced format, entry fee of $25.00 and submissions must be received by September 1, 2014. Grand prize in each genre is publication in paper and ebook formats! For complete information (including prizes, contract highlights, distribution and promo info) please visit www.oaktreebooks.com


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JOE CHIBA will soon be releasing his memoir, "Summer in Italy."
Below is a teaser that will have you anticipating this release!


When he finds an old letter written in wartime, Joey flies to Italy determined to find a long-lost cousin and save his vanishing family name. But he never planned on Jeanette, a tall, stunning photographer with a tortuous laugh and cunning cat eyes. A season away from the wedding of her dreams, Jeanette ends up sharing a yellow Mini Cooper with Joey on a hair-raising journey through southern Italy. A series of doomed misadventures culminates in Joey and Jeanette being stranded in a roadside cave for a night of timid confessions. Grappling with Destiny's hold, and unwilling to give in to their stubbornness and desires, will their summer in Italy be enough to find something in themselves neither one ever knew was missing? Forty years later, at his eightieth birthday party, Joey tells his tale to his curious eight year-old grandson, and old memories are reawakened.


CAROL ALEXANDER and MISS LIBERTY recently entertained the folks at the Assumptionfest in central Illinois. Pig farmers Bob and Joyce Adcock attended the book signing for "The Big Squeal" at the Historical Building in Assumption, IL.
http://tinyurl.com/The-Big-Squeal









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 UPCOMING EVENTS
 
MARILYN MEREDITH, author of the Rocky Bluff P. D. series including “Dangerous Impulses” will be selling her books at the Nipomo Library Craft Fair, Nipomo, CA on August 9 from 9:00 – 2:00.








BONNIE KELLY, author of “Wild Justice” and “Blessings, Bullets and Bad Bad Men” will also be at the Nipomo Library Craft Fair in on August 9 from 9:00 am – 2:00.
http://tinyurl.com/Wild-Justice
http://tinyurl.com/Blessings-Bullets









JOHN WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas”  and “Dancer” will be signing copies of his books at the Hanover Book Festival in Mechanicsville, VA on August 9 from 9:00 – 2:00 pm.
EILEEN OBSER, author of “Only You” has accepted the honor of being a part of Author’s Night at the East Hampton Library in East Hampton, NY on August 9.  This is a star-studded book event that is an annual benefit for the library. Over 100 authors will be on hand and as many as 2000 people will attend. To see the details and to buy tickets go to: http://www.authorsnight.org/ 


On Thursday, August 14, EILEEN is being interviewed by Linda Frank, producer of “The Writer’s Dream” on LTV, a Long Island television station. 
 
There will be a book reading and signing of “Only You” at Canio’s Bookstore in Sag Harbor on Thursday, August 21 at 5:00 pm. Noted jazz pianist Amanda Trees of New York City will play rock and roll before and after the reading. (631-725-4926) 
http://tinyurl.com/Only-You-Obser


BERYL REICHENBERG, OTP children's book author of “Butterfly Girls”  will be teaching another class to kids on how to make a Butterfly Book on Thursday, August 14 from 2:00 – 3:00 at the Paso Robles Studios on the Park. As always, she will be talking about her children's books and encouraging kids to write their own stories. Children over the age of seven are welcome.

BERYL will also be speaking with the Morro Bay Writer's Group on Saturday, Aug 16 starting at 10:00 am. The group is currently meeting at the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce instead of their usual meetings at the library. BERYL will discuss writing and publishing books for kids and talking about her stories. 
ANN HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad”   has several events lined up to celebrate the launch of her book:
Congratulations, ANN! I choose this witty book as my Pick of the Week!

August 16 - Book Launch Party at Millrace Village, Northville, MI 5:30pm
August 23 - Book Signing at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro, Northville, MI 11:30am
September 6 - Book Launch Celebration at Metamorphosis Center, McMurray, PA 5:00pm


BILLY BEASLEY, author of “The River Hideaway”  will be having a book signing on August 16 at 3:00 pm at Barnes and Noble at 850 Inspiration Drive in Wilmington, NC. Come by and see what all the fuss is about, meet BILLY and get a signed book!
CAROLYN NEITHAMMER, author of the newly released “The Piano Player”  is planning a Tucson launch of her book on August 26. CAROLYN has also made a trip to Tombstone to set up a possible launch there on Labor Day, she will be having a signing in Prescott, AZ, on September 6 and is also planning something public with a Tucson bookstore in October. Wow! She will be busy!
TEKLA MILLER along with ALYCE BONURA, the star of her book “Mother Rabbit”  will be presenting and signing the book on August 12 at 6:30 pm at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Avenue, Durango, CO (970-247-1438). Stop in to meet these lovely ladies and get a signed copy of this unique memoir about a Playboy Bunny Mother. www.mariasbookshop.com
MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts” will be at the Kirby Pines Retirement Community in Memphis, TN on August 15 at 6 p.m. A cocktail party with hors d’ ovr’es (or however you spell it) and drinks. Stop by and meet MIKEY if you are in the area.
BLOG CORRAL

SHARON ARTHUR MOORE, author of the culinary mystery “Mission Impastable”  has been burning up the blogging scene with the following posts:
Sharon wrote a blog post with elaborated responses for the PSWA panel she sat on: What goes into writing a series? http://writeonsisters.com/writing-craft/series-writing-not-just-one-foot-after-the-other/


See how you can use food quotations as story fodder, so to speak! http://sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.com/2014/08/food-quotations-part-ii.html

Sharon is writing again about writing groups and whether you should be in one athttp://writeonsisters.com/writing-craft/writing-groups-on-the-other-hand/

Sharon posted on one of her blogs "Why People Cheat and How to Use That in Your Novel"http://angelicafrench.blogspot.com/2014/08/why-people-cheat-and-how-to-use-that-in.html


ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” has a very funny author showcased on her blog. Stacia Frieman attempts to get her funny and very Jewish novels accepted by a pulisher on ILENE’s blog at: TOO FUNNY! TOO JEWISH! by Stacia Friedman
AMY BENNETT, author of “End of the Road” and “No Lifeguard on Duty”  invites you to check in on her last guest on the Back Deck Blog blitz...August 6 - Nicholas Checker at: 






LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” talks about growing up in the “Magical Midwick Tract.” Find out why it was so special.







That wraps up the Round-Up for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the Weekly Round-Up as much as I enjoy posting it for you. 
As always, if you have something you would like to submit to the Round-Up, send me an email at otpoffice@aol.com. Big or small, old or new. I would like to keep our corral full of news! 
Comments, questions or suggestions are welcome too.
Have a great weekend, everyone.~ Suzi 
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