Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GETTING BLURBS

Donald Caplin, author
Sports Therapy for the Mediocre


To establish credibility, a book needs to have quotes from noted people. In looking for blurbs, I thought of all the famous authors I knew:

Michael Palmer, best-selling author, a bridge colleague

Riva Poor, co-author of the classic book “4 Days/40 Hours,” a friend

Oliver Sachs, best-selling author, a cousin of mine

John Irving, best-selling author, schoolmate

Frederick Buechner, highly respected novelist, a former teacher

Brendan Boyd, author of sports books like “Blue Ruin,” my sister’s former husband

Then I thought of other famous people I had met:

Bill Lee, Red Sox pitcher, I played against once

George Segal, noted actor, a friend of my late parents

I sent them all queries with a self-addressed stamped envelope.  I got back some very nice notes:

John Irving said he was busy with his own book, rarely wrote blurbs, but would look at it later (after publication date).

Mr. Buechner said at age 88, he was not writing blurbs, but encouraged my writing.

Cousin Oliver’s secretary wrote that he didn’t feel qualified to blurb, since he didn’t write novels himself.

My letter to George Segal came back twice, and I hadn’t found his address as we went to press.

I got very nice blurbs from Palmer (shortly before he died), Lee, and Poor.  You’ll see them on my book cover.

My ex-brother-in-law never answered.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

If You Have It, Do They Come?

by Velda Brotherton

For the past few weeks a group of writers have been touring libraries together in the hopes that folks who like to read books would just naturally gravitate to the tables where we have some of our latest books. The appearances have been promoted by us online and by the libraries as well. So far, we’ve had next to no response from readers.

 One suggestion was that if they can check out the books for nothing, why would they buy one from the author? That should hold true across the board then, so why even bother to write if the only sales are to libraries? But they aren’t. Books sell to readers and e-books sell very well.

 Another theory is that readers don’t understand author appearances, signings, speaking engagements. Before I became a writer I never heard of meeting an author at a signing or speaking somewhere. Perhaps we need to educate our readers about meeting us. I enjoy meeting my readers and talking to them. It’s fun, but it seems so difficult to get them out to attend our appearances.

 I know writers aren’t the only people who read. If anything, writers have less time to read than those who don’t write because in our spare time we are so engrossed in our writing, editing, re-reading and writing some more that when we have down time we might not pick up a book. But I decided it was a good question to personally consider.

 Why buy books if we can check them out free? My reason is simple. I don’t like to have a deadline on reading a book. I want to take my time. If I checked out four books and have a two or three week limit before I have to return them, I wouldn’t be able to take my time and enjoy reading them. So, I buy books for Kindle or in print when I want to read one. I may have to wait for a while till the price comes down, cause let’s face it, we can’t always afford every book we want to read.
 
Personally, I like having books in Kindle. There they are, waiting for as long as it takes. I can put that Kindle Fire in my purse, read while waiting at the doctor’s office or anyplace else. I have a habit of arriving early at every function I attend. Can’t stand to be late, so the Kindle is right there to fill the time, day or night, till the doors open and I can go in. One thing I’m careful of, though, is not to load up on free books without reading the first few pages. Nothing is harder for a writer than to try to read a badly written book, so I’m very careful and read that sample closely.
 
How about you? As writers how do you get to reading your favorite authors/books?  And how successful have you been in appearances for book signings, events or the like? Have you tried something special prior to or during a signing or appearance that increased visitors and sales?

Friday, September 19, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 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…
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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 mention on your social media and in your networks. Several categories are available and complete details are at www.oaktreebooks.com
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JEANA LOMPREZ, OTP Public Relations Manager, has hooked up with Manic Readers to spotlight several OTP books. These sample chapters will be updated frequently and new releases will also be featured! 


Need help choosing a great book to read ? Check out our sample chapters we have plenty to choose from.... Click on the title and you will be directed to a free read!

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CAROLYN NIETHAMMER, author of “The Piano Player” cooked lunch for 60 and invited friends to the Tucson rollout of her new book last Sunday afternoon. The event doubled as her delayed 70th birthday party. CAROLYN took over a local bar and renamed it Frisco Rosie's Saloon. The piano player/singer she hired to impersonate Rosie sang a medley of the old saloon songs of the 1880s and '90s.  Guests were invited to wear their best western duds and many did. They got into the spirit and took home 38 copies of the book! 




JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH has a book trailer of “Expect Trouble” that has just been released on YouTube. It is done in the style of a WWII news announcement at a movie theater. Enjoy! YouTube (1:43): https://www.youtube.com/user/JoAnnAinsworth/videos.

JOANN is also giving away an autographed copy of “Expect Trouble” on Goodreads running from September 18 – 24. https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/107723-expect-trouble).

On September 22, JOANN will be the featured "Ask an Author" Q & A event on Goodreads.com from 4:30 - 5:00 pm. PT.

JOANN will be a guest author on Tempting Romance on October 9.




THONIE HEVRON, author of “Intent to Hold” is featured on Venture Galleries. Click the following link to read about the book and also learn more about THONIE...

http://tinyurl.com/Intent-to-Hold







DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy is now featured on Western Ebooks. Here is a link to his Author Page, Book Page and also a Free Sample! I have chosen "Guns of the Texas Ranger" as my Featured Book of the Week.


Here is a link to his Book Page: 

Here is a link to his Free Sample Page: 




UPCOMING EVENTS


MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, author of "Jungle Jeopardy" is one of two visiting artists at New Town Art Gallery in Williamsburg, VA. During September, October and November, she will display her novels and the coffee table book, “Hotels to Remember,” in addition to her paintings. Pictured at right is a piece of MONTI's fabulous art. http://www.newtownartgallery.com/galleryevents/index.htm







JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” will be signing copies of his books at the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Spotsylvania, VA on October 19 from noon – 3:00 pm. 









MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts”  will be at the Ohio River Book Festival in Huntington, WV on September 19 & 20. Then on October 3 & 4, MICHAEL will be at the Miami County Harvest Balloon Festival and Creative Arts Fair in Troy, OH.








KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” will be having a book signing at Elm Street Books, in New Canaan, CT on September 20 from noon - 2.30 pm and he is on an Author Panel at Barnes & Noble in Norwalk, CT on September 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 








D.R. RANSDELL, author of “Island Casualty” will be giving a writer's workshop for the Tucson Sisters in Crime on September 20th. Topic? How to test potential line editors for quality control. Here is a link to read more about it: http://tinyurl.com/bum939b








BERYL REICHENBERG, OTP children's book author, will be giving an enrichment class for four weeks at the Almond Acres Charter School in San Miguel for elementary school children over the age of seven. The class will run once a week for four weeks, starting Wednesday, September 24 until October 8.  It will feature book forms including BERYL's "Clap Your Hands" book. 

BERYL will also be attending the Cuesta College Writer's Conference in San Luis Obispo, CA on September 19 and 20 and will be selling her children's books at the conference. 

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Join some fellow OTP authors at the Oakhurst Library Authors Faire. Published authors, instructors and critique groups are welcome! The event will be September 27 starting at 10:30 am. Connect with fans, sell and sign your books and network with other authors. There is NO COST to authors, agents, publishers, editors, illustrators and others involved in the literary arts. Oakhurst Library Community Room 49044 Civic Circle Drive, Oakhurst, CA 559-683-4838
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BILLY BEASLEY will have “The River Hideaway” kindle edition on sale for only 99 cents from September 26 – 28. Be sure to take advantage of this special buy!










NICOLA FURLONG will also have “Teed Off!” kindle edition on sale for only 99 cents from September 27 – 28. Another special buy to stock up your kindle!










THONIE HEVRON, author of “By Force or Fear" will be at the San Rafael Police Blue Choir Reunion on October 4.

THONIE will be a featured reader at the Fountain Grove Lodge at 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa on Monday, October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 

Then on October 8, she will be at Star of the Valley Catholic Church Women's Club monthly meeting speaking on the Writers Life.

Looking forward to November 11, THONIE will be speaking to the Rohnert Park Rotary about the Writers Life.




RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of “A Fair to Die For,” continues her promotion of Arkansas' special places. She will appear at the Fall Festival celebration at Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area in Arkansas on Sunday, October 5th. There will be special events for adults and children in several areas of the park, Arkansas' largest at over 12,000 acres. RADINE will be showcasing her novel “A Fair to Die For” at a signing table in the Park's Visitor Center from 1:00 to 5:00.  (Some events in the novel take place in the park, as well as at fall craft fairs in the area.)  The park is east of Rogers, Arkansas in the NW corner of the state. For more information see: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea/events/ 479-789-5000. 20201 East Highway 12.

RADINE will also be signing books at the Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, AR (where another of her novels is set) on October 9-11 in the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks and Conference Center. http://www.ozarkcreativewriters.com.



Join BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher and MARILYN MEREDITH at Taste the Arts on October 11. Come and see all the great creative work in the Central Valley and visit OTP's booth while you are there.










TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit,” along with ALYCE BONURA who the memoir was written about, will present and sign books at the Westwood Public Library, 1246 Glenwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 310-474-1739 on October 11 at 2:00 pm.
Then on October 13, TEKLA and ALYCE will be at the Burbank Central Library auditorium, 110 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank CA 818-238-5562 starting at 7:00 pm. 







ANN K. HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad” will be signing books on October 16 at the Authors' Zone Pittsburgh Book Awards Ceremony at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh. The event starts at 5:30 pm.









BLOG CORRAL


LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” continues with memories of her latest school reunion on her blog. http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/











SHARON ARTHUR MOORE, author of “Mission Impastable” has been busy blogging. Check out the following links:

An old post SHARON wrote for the OTP blog was picked up by The Food Daily an online Twitter newspaper! http://paper.li/GoodBlogPosts1/1309659385

SHARON shares a book marketing strategy for authors planning a virtual, online book launch. See “10 Steps to Launch Your Book Virtually” http://writeonsisters.com/the-road-to-publication/plan-to-launch-your-book-virtually/

She also wrote about 11 steps for putting together a successful traditional, onsite book launch http://writeonsisters.com/the-road-to-publication/11-steps-for-your-on-site-book-launch/

On the second Tuesday each month, SHARON writes about mysteries for WriteonSisters.com See what her 12 steps to writing the traditional mystery are http://writeonsisters.com/writing-craft/the-mystery-of-mysteries-12-steps-to-writing-traditional-mysteries/

SHARON’s character Alli, a personal chef, makes her own seasoning blends with these recipes. She does it to save time and money, but also to make foods with unusual flavors http://sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-quick-cook-saves-you-time-and-money.html

SHARON’s second place short story in the PSWA competition was published by Kings River Life Magazine! You can read “The Bloody Knife” here http://kingsriverlife.com/09/13/the-bloody-knife-a-mystery-short-story/

The relationship is complicated. As a tribute to her mother who died September 7, she wrote Mothers and Daughters http://angelicafrench.blogspot.com/2014/09/mothers-and-daughters-rip-mother.html

Here is another tribute to her mother: Everything I Know about Cooking Started with My Mother http://sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.com/2014/09/everything-i-know-about-cooking-started.html

“Food Grieving” is a bit of a light-hearted look at how some of us grieve loved ones http://sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.com/2014/09/food-grieving.html




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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Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Writer's Reality (well, mine at least...)

A few random ramblings from Amy M. Bennett....



A writer is always working, even when not actually putting words on a computer screen or sheet of paper. Most of the work is done in the head and usually while engaged in some other activity (like a paying job.)

No matter how disciplined we promise we're going to be, there's always something that comes up that's "more important" than the writing. Usually this something is "more important" to someone else.

The storyline and dialogue always sound better in our imagination than they do on paper.

I've yet to meet a writer that wasn't willing to help out another writer, either with a critique, a review, a publishing opportunity, or just helping to find the right way to express an idea. No matter how busy we are, we're always there for each other.

I've gotten almost 20 rave reviews on my first book, "End of the Road". But I still can think of a couple dozen more ways to make it better... and 10 years from now, I'll look at it and wonder how it ever got published!

My first "star" moment... when Paul and I went to Sears to buy a new refrigerator and I set up the account with the sales clerk, giving her all my info--including that I worked at the Walmart bakery--but NOT telling her that I was a writer. The next day she calls me at Walmart: "Oh, my gosh! YOU'RE Amy Bennett! The author! I just LOVED your book!" Yeah, it's embarrassing to admit, but it was still an unforgettable moment.

We really DON'T do it for the money.

People wonder where writers get their ideas. It seems like we never run out... until we sit down to write.

Writing isn't that hard, but writing WELL is a lot harder than it looks.

No matter how much a writer hates rewrites, edits, promo work, marketing, and deadlines, the writer must accept it all as part of the job and quit whining about it. Go back to writing in a journal or diary and forget about getting published if you don't want to deal with it (I tell myself this frequently.)

There is always room for improvement.

It's not that we mind it when strangers walk up to us and start giving us their ideas for a story or book... it's just that, most of the time, we've already thought of it ourselves and now, good or bad, we can't use it or the person who approached us with it will swear that we stole their idea.

Writers love the company of other writers; it's when we can best be ourselves and be accepted as normal.

Our characters are nobody we know... and everybody we know.

All it takes is one reader to appreciate the hard work and love that we pour into our characters, settings, dialogue--indeed, our entire story--to make us glad we had the courage to set it all down on paper. So if you love a writer's work, tell them. Nothing will ever matter as much to them.

Writers see the world through different eyes... eyes filled with curiosity, with understanding, with passion. And with their eyes, they help the readers see as well.

I love to see that look in the eyes of a young writer... I hope I still have it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 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…
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We are extending the deadline on this year’s Writing Contests! We need more entries! Spread the word for us. If you would, please mention on your social media and in your networks. Several categories are available and complete details are at www.oaktreebooks.com

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DALE LOVIN, author of the upcoming “Strangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time” will be having his book launch tomorrow, 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.” 

I have chosen this as my Featured Book of the Week. Simply click on the cover on the right side-bar to order direct from amazon.

When a former prosecuting attorney in Los Angeles and a former FBI Agent in New Mexico are victims of brutal assaults, a window to the past is opened. Years earlier, the prosecutor and agent were responsible for the trial and conviction of a white supremacist in the murder of a black man. The highly publicized court proceedings had thrust the abhorrent philosophies of supremacists beneath a glaring spotlight. Now, in the belief that their atrocities are divinely directed, purveyors of hate relentlessly track their victims in a campaign of revenge.

Flashbacks to disturbing episodes of intolerance in our nation’s history lay the foundation as former FBI Agent Brad Walker encounters faces and voices from his past. Sprinkled with documented investigations into modern-day white supremacist crimes, dramatic action unfolds from the Southwest to the West Coast in a poignant reminder of the words of William Faulkner:

The past is never dead, it’s not even past.”

Rocky Mountain streams, the mysterious allure of New Mexico and Colorado’s grandeur are the landscape as police officers and FBI Agents desperately race to decipher fanatical minds of evil. The human face of law enforcement is unmasked as Brad Walker struggles with the memory of his deceased wife while recurring dreams of a beguiling woman, from another place and time, hint of future romance and a new life.





CAROL ALEXANDER and MISS LIBERTY, authors of “The Big Squeal” are counting down the days until their big debut in Boston! Below is a link to the upcoming event at the Boston Athenaeum Library on September 13. Everyone is very excited about this prestigious booking.







ANN K. HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad,” has a short story in the current issue of Bicycle Times Magazine. The funny story is about riding 275 miles with her adult children to Washington DC last summer. It's called "Blessed Be Bag Balm." 

ANN would also like to share a wonderful review for "Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad" she received on amazon.com:

Who is Ann Howley and why should I want to read about her life stories? I hadn’t read about her in the tabloids in the checkout line of the grocery store, and we all know how riveting those are. She hasn’t been married to Brad Pitt and she’s not a billionaire, so what makes Ann Howley think she’s important enough to have a book dedicated to the stories of her life? Two realizations hit me at once in the short first page of the book.
Ann Howley is hilarious and she is an exceptional writer.
As I got farther into the book, I realized that she’s led an extremely interesting life. She talks about her travels to Turkey, her adventures in showbiz, eccentric roommates, and finger biting situations that make you wonder how she lived long enough to write this book.
I personally connected with her internal conflict with her strict, religious upbringing and how to live in a world with people who didn’t grow up with that perspective.
Ann doesn’t have her own private jet or island (as far as I know), but neither do I. We often read books about people we can’t relate to. I’m not sure why, I guess it’s envy.
If you want to read about a celebrity, president, or the latest sports “hero” go pick up a book that someone else probably wrote about them. In this book Ann takes you on a personal tour through her extraordinary experiences. You’ll be able to relate to her, laugh with her, and even laugh at her. At times you’ll cringe at her generosity (Especially when she lets random strangers move in with her). But you’ll also feel a sense of joy that the world still makes kind hearted people.


EILEEN OBSER, author of the memoir “Only You” was recently interviewed by Linda Frank for the Writers Dream on LTV on August 14.
http://tinyurl.com/Only-You-Obser

Set in the late 1950s and early 1960s, "Only You" relates EILEEN's personal experience growing up in Queens, New York – her unhappy, doomed-to-fail marriage at eighteen to a nineteen-year-old boy from their candy store crowd. EILEEN shows how two naive, uninformed teenagers were influenced by social and religious pressures, to disastrous consequences.


CAROLYN NIETHAMMER, author of “The Piano Player,” joined with two other women writers last Saturday at the Peregrine Bookstore in Prescott to present a panel "Women Who Broke the Mold." The panel was about their strong women characters who broke away from what was expected of them and lived lives of adventure and creativity. It was well received so CAROLYN immediately repackaged the proposal for the Tucson Festival of Books in March and it was accepted on Monday.




UPCOMING EVENTS


MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, author of "Jungle Jeopardy" is one of two visiting artists at New Town Art Gallery in Williamsburg, VA. 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.  http://www.newtownartgallery.com/galleryevents/index.htm .






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 today, September 12 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.  He will also give a short talk about his writing experience. 


On Sunday, October 19, JOHN will be signing copies of his books at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Spotsylvania, VA from noon – 3:00 pm.


BERYL REICHENBERG, OTP children’s author, will be holding another book making class for children at the Paso Robles Studio’s on the Park on Saturday, September 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Her new book form called Clap Your Hands is a 3D book. The children will cut out hands and sew them together to make a book. “I’ll encourage them to write and/or draw about the things that make them happy as in the well-known children’s song.  I say ‘encourage’ because children often have their own ideas of what they want to draw or write about. I like to give them the freedom to be as creative as possible.” 






















MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts” will be at the Ohio River Book Festival in Huntington, WV on September 19 & 20


On October 3rd & 4thMICHAEL will be at the Miami County Harvest Balloon Festival and Creative Arts Fair in Troy, OH.


http://tinyurl.com/Jack-of-Harts





KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin,” will be having a book signing at Elm Street Books, in New Canaan, CT on September 20 from noon - 2.30 pm.

KEN will be on an Author Panel at Barnes & Noble in Norwalk, CT on September 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 





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***Come and meet some OTP authors at the Oakhurst Library Authors Faire. Published authors, instructors and critique groups are welcome! The event will be September 27 starting at 10:30 am. Connect with fans, sell and sign your books and network with other authors. There is NO COST to authors, agents, publishers, editors, illustrators and others involved in the literary arts. Oakhurst Library Community Room 49044 Civic Circle Drive, Oakhurst, CA 559-683-4838***
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BILLY BEASLEY will have “The River Hideaway” kindle edition on sale for only 99 cents from September 26 – 28. Mark your calendars! http://tinyurl.com/TheRiverHideaway

The year is 1967 and Wilmington, NC, like much of the nation is embedded in racial turmoil. Bret Marin and Money Wilkins, two boys on the cusp of manhood, forge an improbable friendship. Bret’s wealthy lifestyle is defined by his love for his little brother and hatred of their cruel father. Money is rich in other ways, thanks to his proud black father. When his beautiful sister Teke visits it sets off a series of events no one could foresee. The most chilling being the night the Klan visits.



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 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 


Sonoma County Sheriffs’ Detectives Nick Reyes and Meredith Ryan travel to Mexico to rescue his kidnapped brother-in-law. Along the way, they battle corrupt cops, natural disasters, and even family to save his wife’s brother. 




BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher and MARILYN MEREDITH will be at Taste the Arts on October 11 in downtown Visalia, CA. Come and see all the great creative work in the Central Valley and visit OTP's booth while you are there.








TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit,” along with ALYCE BONURA, who the memoir was written about, will present and sign books at the Westwood Public Library, 1246 Glenwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 310-474-1739 on October 11 starting at 2:00 pm.

Then on October 13, TEKLA and ALYCE will be at the Burbank Central Library auditorium, 110 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank CA 818-238-5562 starting at 7:00 pm. 





ANN K. HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad” will be signing books on October 16 at the Authors' Zone Pittsburgh Book Awards Ceremony at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh. The event starts at 5:30 pm.








BLOG CORRAL


LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” hosts fellow OTP author MICHAEL MATSON on her blog. Read all about his new book The Dancing Boy.” 

http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/








JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of the paranormal thriller, “Expect Trouble,” will be a guest author on Tempting Romance on October 9.



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.




ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” asks do you want to know how she fit in at the Public Safety Writers Association conference? Find out in their September newsletter; scroll down to the article A ‘60s ACTIVIST IN PSWA’S COURT at: http://policewriter.com/wordpress/pswa-newsletter-september-2014/




DAC CROSSLEY author of “Guns of the Texas Ranger” ventures into talking about politics on his blog. He says he has a duty to perform. Check it out at: www.daccrossley.typepad.com









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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