Sunday, August 31, 2014

Negative Reviews? Bring 'Em On!

Although I’ve learned many new things about writing since Mariachi Murder and Island Casualty have come out, one of the most interesting is the power of reviews—all reviews. Last spring I had a chance to hear Sara Wendell speak about blogging. She runs the blog http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/. She reviews steamy romance books most of the time, but she also gives talks to help writers. When she spoke to the Romance Writers, she explained something that hadn’t occurred to me. She impressed upon us that ANY REVIEW is useful. Sure, we like positive reviews. We want people to say that our material is wonderful and that they loved every word we wrote. But a whole bunch of tremendously good reviews doesn’t help readers. They need the nitty-gritty. They want to know the controversy. They want to know what’s wrong.


Sarah Wendell with books!


Sara went on to explain that people rely on reviews all the time. Why? Our lives are too complex. Need a new computer? Get on Tiger Direct and read about the ten you thought you were the most interested in. It’s the same for all products. We don’t have time to check everything out for ourselves. We need help. We need shortcuts. Reviews provide that. But if the only people who are reviewing your book say how wonderful it is without saying why, you won’t attract much attention.

What really sells books, Sara impressed upon us, are funny, negative reviews. In other words, let’s say someone reviews your mystery and claims, “Good story, but too much sex.” That’s a great review--especially if the next reader gets on there and says, “Hey, great story, not enough sex!” Readers love to see controversy—both in your novel and on the review page. If someone hates your book, they’re as likely to think, “Well, I might like it” as they are to think “Oh, goodness, I will never buy this book.”


Courtesy of Graur Codin Free Digital Photos . net




Reviews are tools, but people like to measure their own reactions against those tools. They’re not content to sit back and rely on the reviews necessarily. They want to find the source of the differences. They want to have their own chance to react either positively or negatively.


Above all, Sara says, you must learn to celebrate. If someone says something about you on the Internet, that’s GOOD. Even if it’s bad. And so, take heart, fellow writers. If someone complained about your book in a review, so be it. Publicity is publicity. Now, just so you all know, Island Casualty definitely has tooooo much sex…….. 




New novel has too much sex? You decide!

Friday, August 29, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR AUGUST 29, 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…

We are extending the deadline on this year’s Writing Contests. We need more entries! Spread the word for us, tell your friends, scream it from the mountaintops! If you would, please share on your social media and in your networks. 
Categories:
Dark Oak Mystery
Wild Oaks Western
Mystic Oaks Paranormal
Timeless Love Romance
Police Blotter. 
Novels must be 60,000 – 80,000 words, submitted electronically in a rich text, double spaced format with an entry fee of $25.00. 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 is doing something wonderful! Please read below in his own words:

“Summer in Italy" - St. Jude Donation

To all book lovers, Italy lovers, and especially, to all of you children lovers out there, I'd like to share with you the announcement that I will be donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee 5% of the profits of every copy of Summer in Italy sold. This is a cause in which I truly believe. When founder, Danny Thomas opened the doors of St. Jude in 1962, he was changing the lives of children all over the world. St. Jude is a leading research hospital fighting the battle of childhood cancer, and one of their greatest achievements is that "families never receive a bill from St. Jude" for anything. That is why they can't do it alone, and why I began donating to them some years ago. So if you decide to buy my book, remember that a part of your purchase will be going to St. Jude, to help save a child's life and keep hope alive for his or her family. To learn more about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, please go to http://www.stjude.org/about.  I thank you for taking the time to look over Summer in Italy, and hope that you decide it is a purchase worth making.


BERYL RICHARDSON, OTP children's book author, will be sending out a second edition of her newsletter to her email list next week highlighting her book related events for September. BERYL will also announce her new OTP book which is in the works entitled "Clowning Around" about a clownfish who likes to do tricks and make funny faces for the young children who come to his aquarium. BERYL will include a short notice about the Cuesta Writer's conference, September 19 and 20 and a shortened version of her recent blog post, Notes from Scandinavia. "I decided to try a periodic newsletter to generate interest in my upcoming events and books. There is an option for people to opt-out if they don't wish to receive further editions. Time will tell if this strategy is effective."


RONALD WENDLING, author of the upcoming Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past” has a pleasant experience to share with us. I love to receive these types of entries for the Round-Up. Things written in your own words and experiences to share with our OTP family…

 I was invited to attend a Writers Group in Tunkhannock, PA that is associated with The Dietrich Theater there. The practice of the group was that new members had to attend two meetings before reading from their own work, but I was invited back the following week to read from my forthcoming memoir, "Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past." The reception the reading received was positive and heartfelt, and after it I was asked so many questions about the process of finding a publisher that I felt like more of an expert on the subject than I am.  The coordinators of the group are Hildy Morgan, a columnist with a an excellently written coming of age novel in progress, and Jeanne Moran, author of "Risking Exposure," an absorbing story about a disabled young photographer in Nazi Germany. Jeanne posted a gracious Google + blog about my appearance for which I am especially grateful.


NICK CHECKER, author of the upcoming “Scratch!” recently held a reading at Monte Cristo's Book Shop and it was a solid success! NICK is proud to say that the reading of a segment of his novel "Scratch," soon to be out in paperback, went over beautifully. With background music provided by classic guitarist Richard Zack, an appreciative crowd at Monte Cristo Book Shop's Grand Reopening responded enthusiastically to the event. The crowd consisted of shoppers, fellow authors & artists, store personnel, and those who just like a good story. He is happy to report they left them all satisfied -- and that the Monte Cristo Book Shop's new identity as a Co-op will continue bringing an element of class to downtown New London, CT. Do shop there!


JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH is running a special on “Expect Trouble” kindle edition this weekend. Get this on for only 99 cents on amazon.com! I have chosen the paper version as my Featured Book of the Week.
Here's a little about the book:

 Opening herself to ridicule by revealing she’s clairvoyant is the last thing U.S. WAVES Lieutenant Livvy wants, but when Uncle Sam needs her skill to track Nazi spies, she jumps in with both feet.





UPCOMING EVENTS


CAROLYN NEITHAMMER, author of the newly released “The Piano Player”  http://tinyurl.com/Piano-Player-Niethammer will be signing copies of her book 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! Very exciting and I am sure a very cool place!







SHARON SMITH, author of “Murder on a Stick” invites you to dinner at Nina's or W.A. Frost on September 3, and then join her at Subtext: A Bookstore (165 Western Avenue North, St. Paul, MN) at 7:00 pm for her book launch party. SHARON has launched three books here and she would like to show her appreciation by having a good turnout. The party includes a reading, followed by a Q & A session. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
 
Then on September 6 from noon – 2:00 pm, SHARON will be at Once Upon A Crime Mystery Books (604 West 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN). This event includes a book signing and a chance to talk to SHARON. Plenty of treats will be served.


ANN HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad” is having a book launch celebration at Metamorphosis Center in McMurray, PA on September 6 starting at 5:00 pm. 








MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, author of "Jungle Jeopardy" is one of two visiting artists at New Town Art Gallery in Williamsburg VA http://www.newtownartgallery.com/galleryevents/index.htm . During September, October, and November, she will display her novels and the coffee table book, Hotels to Remember,”  in addition to her paintings. An opening reception September 6 will introduce the visiting artists.








TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit” will be the guest author at the 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 in years past.









MARILYN MEREDITH aka F. M. Meredith, author of the Rocky Bluff PD series will be appearing on a panel Wednesday, September 10 at the Burbank Library, Buena Vista Branch at 7:00 p.m. with the L.A. chapter of Sisters in Crime.









JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” 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.







DALE LOVIN, author of the upcoming “Strangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time” is planning his book launch for September 13 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at HearthFire Books in Evergreen, CO.  The initial launch will be followed by an evening party and celebrated with a local non-profit that will benefit from the sales of the book. “Strangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time” is a sequel to “The Mirror in the River.”







MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts” http://tinyurl.com/Jack-of-Harts will be at the Ohio River Book Festival in Huntington, WV on September 19 & 20.










BILLY BEASLEY will have “The River Hideaway” kindle edition on sale for 99 cents from September 26 – 28. Take advantage of this special offer and see what all the rave reviews are about.










THONIE HEVRON, author of “Intent to Hold” will be a featured reader at the Fountaingrove Lodge at 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa on Monday October 6th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. 









BLOG CORRAL


DAC CROSSLEY author of “Guns of the Texas Ranger” reminds us that football season signals the end of summer. Say it isn't so, DAC! On his western blog this week - "The Funnels of Antonio Berlese." 








LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” blogs about once the writing is finished, the really hard work of being an author starts. Here are some of the things to do for promotion:








SHARON ARTHUR MOORE, author of "Mission Impastable" has several good blog entries this week for your reading pleasure:


How many types of mysteries are there? Apparently it depends on who’s counting: http://writeonsisters.com/writing-craft/the-mystery-of-mysteries-part-2/

The Quick Cook shares some tips and recipes to make cooking easier: http://sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-quick-cook-shares-some-recipes.html

Making color wheel relationships work in life and writing: http://angelicafrench.blogspot.com/2014/08/making-color-wheel-relationships-work.html

Do classic books like "Catcher in the Rye" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" hold up over time?http://writeonsisters.com/book-reviews/reviewing-the-classics/

Three chocolate desserts from The Quick Cook. See page 7 in The Pinewood News for my monthly column: http://www.thepinewoodnews.com/assets/pwn-08-25-14.pdf

Don't buy expensive spice blends. Make your own. Spice Up Your Cooking the Quick Cook Way:

All you need is “love”? Which one? Author information on types of love via the Greek way: http://writeonsisters.com/writing-craft/all-we-need-is-love/



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 27, 2014

A Trip Back in Time to Old Tombstone

By Carolyn Niethammer

This Saturday I will drive 72 miles from my Tucson home to Tombstone and for a few hours do a bit of time travel to the 19th Century. My new Wild Oak novel, The Piano Player, begins in 1882 Tombstone when Mary Rose gets a job playing piano at The Bird Cage Theater. It only takes Mary Rose a few days to learn she has left behind her old life as a pampered only daughter and she must forge a new identity as Frisco Rosie.

 I will be signing books outside the original Bird Cage Theater. The business has a most interesting history. It opened in 1881 and a year later The New York Times called it “the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast.”

 When Tombstone’s brief arc began to fall after a series of floods and fires in the silver mines, the owners walked away from The Bird Cage in 1889 and locked the doors. The building was not unlocked until 1934 and inside was a perfectly preserved museum of those colorful days.

Today the western-clad guide who does the orientation delights in pointing out the numerous bullet holes in the entryway. Also just inside the door is a 12-foot tall painting of the bare breasted Fatima, a belly dancer who appeared at the Bird Cage in 1881. The knife gash below her bellybutton has been partially repaired.

The merchants and residents who keep the Tombstone legend alive are a dedicated group. It was William Faulkner who wrote, “The past isn’t dead, it isn’t even past.” That is certainly the case in Tombstone. When I told the owners of the Bird Cage that my fictional Frisco Rosie had become involved with one of the real life members of The Bisbee Five, he was interested in which one. Never mind that it was more than 130 years ago that these outlaws had been tried, hanged and buried in Boot Hill. They are as real as his current neighbors. It was a good thing that I am up on my Tombstone history so that I was able to engage in the discussion of that day when all of Tombstone showed up to watch the Bisbee Five meet justice.





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Marilyn's Musings: Today is My Birthday! One of Many!

Sounds like you had a great Mom...very caring, very thoughtful and a pretty nice life.
Me too. We can count ourselves quite fortunate.
Happy Birthday and many many more.
With Love, Bonnie

Organizing Your Novel

Are you an architect or a gardener?


I’ve had several conversations with authors regarding how they organize their writing process. It’s interesting to discover that no two writers are alike regarding how they navigate the various stages of planning, writing, re-writing, and editing. The spectrum is broad, and ranges from those who are structured, i.e., outlines, full character descriptions, etc., to those like myself who kind of fly by the seat of their pants.

That’s not to say I have no structure. Indeed, I have a good idea about who my main character(s) is/are, and what the story is about, and if one is needed, a sub plot is created. But one thing I never completely determine ahead of time is the ending. As I write the novel, different endings pop into my head. I quickly jot them down and by the time the manuscript is ready for the ending I usually have a couple to choose from.

I think not being tethered to an ending is preferable to needing to write to a pre-determined ending. In my case, I’m able to take the story down different avenues, and even include characters I may not have initially thought about. The only problem occurs when an author has more than one ending that would fit perfectly. Then how does one choose between the two?

Structure is good, though sometimes it can restrain creativity. I rather like being a free-spirited author, one who prefers non-traditional methods. I think author George R.R. Martin said it best. “I think there are two types of writers, the architects, and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.” 



Friday, August 22, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR AUGUST 22, 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 days 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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TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit" http://tinyurl.com/Mother-Rabbit was #1 on the Top Ten Best Sellers list for August 10 – 16 at Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, CO. Roger Cottingham, Community Relations Manager for Maria’s Books is very pleased with the book signing event. Congratulations, TEKLA! I have chosen this memoir written about a former Playboy Bunny Mother as my pick of the week. mariasbookshop.com 

"Mother Rabbit" and "The Piano Player" by CAROLYN NEITHAMMER have been added to the Barnes and Noble national distribution data base. This is impressive in the fact that not just any book gets into Barnes and Noble! Congratulations, ladies! 


BILLY BEASLEY, author of “The River Hideaway" http://tinyurl.com/TheRiverHideaway informed me that his book signing at Barnes and Noble on August 16 was a huge success. They ran out of books in 45 minutes! While I was on Facebook checking out the pictures for the event I came across a wonderful review of the book: 
"Billy...I bought your book on Amazon for my Kindle and couldn't put your book down until I finished it 2 days later... Your book is such a beautiful, hopeful, "love conquers all" story.... I don't want to let the characters go and I wish more of the world was color blind... Thanks for such an uplifting, positive experience!,
Write more, okay???! 
- Melinda Beck Walker


CAROL ALEXANDER, author of “The Big Squeal” http://tinyurl.com/The-Big-Squeal says that MISS LIBERTY, a perfect specimen of porcine splendor, graciously declined an invitation to attend the famous Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Did she fear an accidental detour to the swine barn and the auction block? Being a cautious pig, MISS LIBERTY stayed home in her leafy haven. She did send her "as told to author" CAROL to represent her at Family Day on Sunday, August 17. CAROL found many networking opportunities and even sold a copy of the Second Edition of "The Big Squeal" to a Queen! Pictured here, Deborah S. Tuttle, the newly crowned Ms. Illinois America 2014, confided that her daughter Tiffany wants to adopt a pet pig. Deborah fell in love with "The Big Squeal" at first sight and plans to show it off on her travels.


"An Uncertain Grave" by CATHY STRASSER went to the printer today. Be sure to look for it on amazon soon! 


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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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



NICK CHECKER, author of the upcoming "Scratch" will be reading from his novel at the Grand Re-opening of the Monte Cristo Book Shop, 38 Green Street, New London CT this Sunday, August 24 at 4:00 pm. Richard Zack, a local classic guitarist will be playing background music to the reading. "Scratch" is an allegorical tale of loyalty, friendship, and courage set against the backdrop of the eerie world of feral cats. It will be published this fall. 







CAROLYN NEITHAMMER, author of the newly released “The Piano Player”  http://tinyurl.com/Piano-Player-Niethammer will be signing copies of her book 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! Very exciting and I am sure a very cool place!








SHARON SMITH, author of “Murder on a Stick" http://tinyurl.com/Murder-on-a-Stick invites you to dinner at Nina's or W.A. Frost on September 3, and then join her at Subtext: A Bookstore (165 Western Avenue North, St. Paul, MN) at 7:00 pm for her book launch party. SHARON has launched three books her and she would like to show her appreciation by having a good turnout. The party includes a reading, followed by a Q & A session. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
 
Then on September 6 from noon – 2:00 pm, SHARON will be at Once Upon A Crime Mystery Books (604 West 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN). This event includes a book signing and a chance to talk to SHARON. Plenty of treats will be served.



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 in years past. 

Alyce Bonura was a single mother who took a position as the Bunny Mother of the Chicago Playboy Club to not only flee from a negative relationship but to pursue a career that guarantees financial freedom and upward mobility. Unfortunately, all was not what was assured or expected.


MARILYN MEREDITH aka F. M. Meredith, author of "Murder in the Worst Degree" book 10 in the Rocky Bluff PD series http://tinyurl.com/Murder-in-the-Worst-Degree will be appearing on a panel Wednesday, September 10 at the Burbank Library, Buena Vista Branch at 7:00 p.m. with the L.A. chapter of Sisters in Crime.







JOHN M. WILLS, author of “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.








DALE LOVIN, author of the upcoming “Strangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time” is planning his book launch for September 13 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at HearthFire Books in Evergreen, CO.  The initial launch will be followed by an evening party and celebrated with a local non-profit that will benefit from the sales of the book. “Strangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time” is a sequel to “The Mirror in the River.”







MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts” http://tinyurl.com/Jack-of-Harts will be at the Ohio River Book Festival in Huntington, WV on September 19 & 20

Michael Eldridge’s debut novel in his Spaghetti and Rice Mystery series, “Jack of Harts,” is a front-runner right out of the gate. Strong characterization, and suspenseful plot twists combine to deliver a most satisfying reader experience. Former Chinese prostitute turned private investigator Ming Li Chow teams up with retired homicide detective Frank Borelli to do battle with the local Columbian drug cartel. Add kidnapping, money laundering, and the friendship of two 11 year old boys to the narrative, and you have a real page-turner. I look forward to the second novel in this series with much anticipation. - Linda Ginter-Brown, PhD


BLOG CORRAL

JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of “Expect Trouble" http://tinyurl.com/Expect-Trouble has three upcoming events planned:

8/25/14 - "Ask an Author" Goodreads.com event. Mondays 4:30-5:00 pm PT.

8/29/14 - Venture Galleries author showcase http://venturegalleries.com/

9/3/14 - Author guest on AJ Nuest's Writer Wednesday on Street Team http://ajbooks.blogspot.com/






DAC CROSSLEY is pleased that “Guns of the Texas Ranger” http://tinyurl.com/Guns-of-the-Texas-Ranger is now in the corral at amazon.com. The Border Trilogy is now complete! His latest blog is about automobiles and horses. And troubles!

www.daccrossley.typepad.com








ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead" http://tinyurl.com/Unleavened-Dead welcomes OTP author CAROLYN NEITHAMMER (“The Piano Player”) as her blog guest this week. As a follow-up to the posting about Wyatt Earp’s Jewish (common law) wife Josephine Sarah Marcus, she is writing about the women who adventured into the Yukon during the Gold Rush. Check it out at: WOMEN IN THE YUKON







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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