Friday, August 31, 2012


This new feature at the Oak Tree Press blog is a hit! Not only are our authors letting everyone know what they're doing on the social media front, but they point the way for savvy authors to do their own promotion. Here's what our authors were up to this week:

 Over at his blog, JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of the soon to be published “Mann of War” interviews the mystery master, Lawrence Block as well as the president of the Rex Stout fan club. In addition, he published an article on the importance of poetry that's accessible and not too academic on two blogsites:

SALLY CARPENTER, author of “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper” is interviewed over at Pat Gligor's blog. 

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” writes about sleep deprivation and asks for healthy remedies. I gave her mine.

I'm so proud of our Wild Oaks authors who jumped on the chance to promote their titles over at TBR (which stands for To Be Read):
CAROL CRIGGER author of “Three Seconds to Thunder” and “Two Feet Below.”
JASON HUNT author of “A Midsummer Night's Gunfight.”
BONNIE KELLY author of “Blessing, Bullets and Bad Men.”
JOHN LINDERMUTH, author of Pennsylvania mystery “Fallen From Grace.”

This site has a blurb fest coming up for authors of suspense and all genres in September, paranormal and Halloween themed in October (natch). TBR also does interviews. 

What does DOUG DANIELSON'S mystery “Shore Loser” have to do with America's Cup sailing competition? He explains on his blog. 

LESLEY DIEHL, author of “Dumpster Dying” is interviewed by Cate Masters. Lesley's giving away a copy of “Poisoned Pairings.” There are empty slots in November and December for interviews. I grabbed December 10th. Lesley hosts author Pat Gligor in a discussion as to why readers find serial killers so fascinating.

WILLIAM DOONAN discusses his novel “American Caliphate” over at Romancing the Heart. I see there are two interview slots still open at the end of December. Doonan was also interviewed at John Brantingham's blog: He has also posted a poem, “Bye Bye Summer,” over at Novel Spaces.

JACK EVERETT and DAVID COLE from across the pond have a visually interesting website up. They blog about their historical novel, “The Back of Beyond” as well at the Medieval world.

SUNNY FRAZIER, author of “Fools Rush In,” and “Where Angels Fear,” is in good company with Alafair Burke (James Lee's daughter), Camille Minichino, Doug Lyle and Chris Grabenstein describing the weirdest job they ever had. Scroll down and add your weird occupation to the comments.

Sunny's post announcing the new Oak Tree Press Friday Round-Up was a featured blog over at Book Town.

JOHN LINDERMUTH, author of Pennsylvania mystery “Fallen From Grace,” has an interview over at Billie Williams' site. Billie also offers two freebie books on writing at the site.

RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of Ozark mystery “A Fair To Die For,” also blogs at Romancing the Heart.

SUSAN VONDRAK, author of “No Evidence of a Crime,” and “The Evidence is Clear,” was interviewed by the University of Illinois newspaper. Susan is a forensic scientist with the Illinois State Police.


Monti said...

Great to read about all the activity! Wonderful links. Thank you for posting this.

Mary Montague Sikes

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Looks like everyone has been busy! Great to see all this action. Beryl

Douglas Danielson said...

Great to see SHORE LOSER on the Friday Roundup. Thanks Sunny!

Patricia Gligor said...

I loved this "Friday Round-Up" post! It's so nice to see so many of this week's posts in one place, the Oak Tree Press Blog!
By the way, thanks for the mentions!

Sunny Frazier said...

Ms. Frazier,

Thanks for calling my attention to the Friday Roundup post on the OTP blog. I was able to contact TBR and request an interview slot for December and book cover features for a couple of my short e-books. And, I've marked the blurb fest on my calendar. I'm also on Marilyn Meredith's schedule for a guest post this month! Best of all, I discovered a new local author, Susan Vondrak. I'll be looking for her article in the U of I paper and checking out her work.

You can bet that I'll be tuning in again next Friday to see what other wonderful opportunities you've posted. Sure glad I'm included on your mailing list. :)

Enjoy your weekend.


Susan Furlong-Bolliger

Sunny Frazier said...

The response to our new feature is gratifying, to say the least. And, not hard to put together as all of you have been great in contributing your information. The column writes itself.

Now, just go out and promote the heck out of it.

Sunny Frazier said...

Another great response!

"I've duly noted both round-up posts so far and will mention them in mine (Kittling Books) next week.

If I'm able to help Oak Tree Press at all, I'm happy. Why? Because I was born and raised a few miles away from Taylorville, Illinois-- OTP's home. I'd go to the drive-in over there in summer, and visits to an uncle were commonplace. If I can help sell a few books and keep everyone employed, I'm thrilled!

All the best,

Kittling: Books

Augie said...

Great seeing you here and all the stuff that's going on...seriously the post was very informative. Augie