Friday, September 14, 2012

A little gossip, a little promotion, and narco-submarines??? Well, you never know what you'll find at the end of a busy week! JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of the soon to be published “Mann of War,”is gossiping about promotion, marriage and theme parks with LORNA and LARRY COLLINS. Also, “31 Readers Answer One Question.” Six of those authors are from Oak Tree Press. Fun stuff!
The writing team of DAVID COLES and JACK EVERETT have an introduction to William, the Acolyte in their Medieval mystery “The Back of Beyond.” LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” is blogging on why she needs an editor—and why you do too. Lorna's also presenting a workshop for the Laguna Beach branch of Pen Women on Sept. 21 at noon at 5371 Punta Alta. The subject is “Collaboration” given with her writing partner and husband, Larry. DOUG DANIELSON, nautical author of “Shore Loser,” talks about preparing boats on Tortola for hurricane season, narco-submarines and conducts an interview with MARY MONTAGUE SIKES about her Passenger to Paradise series.
LESLEY DIEHL, author of “Dumpster Dying” hosts Kathleen Kaska on her blog. Kathleen is debuting her book “The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story.” SUNNY FRAZIER, author of “Fools Rush In,” and “Where Angels Fear,” explains how the Friday Round-Up came to be over at Also, Sunny was featured on Book Town for her blog titled “Oh the Places You'll Go!” WENDY GAGER, author of the Mitch Malone series (latest: “A Case of Hometown Blues”) welcomes MARILYN MEREDITH to her blog where Marilyn talks about fictional character Miqui Sherwood.
JOHN LINDERMUTH, author of Pennsylvania mystery “Fallen From Grace,” announced that the winner of his book giveaway on Joanne Troppello's blog is Patricia Gligor. John and Sunny both got into the Suspense Blurb Fest at TBR: MARJA MCGRAW, author of “Bogey Nights” and “Bogey's Ace in the Hole,” wants to know: if you could sit in on a poker game with three other authors, who would you invite? MARILYN MEREDITH (most recent OTP title: “No Bells”) has Susan Furlong-Bolliger giving out tips for Twitter at Marilyn's blog.
Marilyn's blog tour continues. There's a giveaway of “Bears With Us” and a chance to have a character named after you in her next novel. Just leave a comment! Wrote about dogs in mysteries. How I Feel About Tempe About the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series Deputy Tempe Crabtree is interviewed. She talks about promotion over at Also at Kathleen Kaska's blog is a compilation of quotes from her popular “Small Press Fridays” column. Weighing in were LESLEY DIEHL,
WILLIAM DOONAN, SUNNY FRAZIER, G. THOMAS GILL, BILLIE JOHNSON, MARILYN MEREDITH and MARJA MCGRAW. RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of Ozark mystery “A Fair To Die For,” will be signing books from 1 p.m. To 5 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Nightbird Books on Dickson St. in Fayetteville, Arkansas, during their mini craft fair. For more information, call (479) 443-2080.
There's a review of Radine's book and a chance to win a copy over at Lorie Ham's Kings River Life Ezine.
MORGAN ST. JAMES, co-author of “Who's Got the Money?” will be interviewed at Rachelle Ayala's blog about using life experiences in memoirs in a two-parter Sept. 10 and 14.


marja said...

Thank you for directing me to some interesting and fun blogs! Love this idea.
Marja McGraw

Douglas Danielson said...

The Friday Roundup is a great idea. Thanks for doing it Sunny.

Melanie Jackson, author, editor, piano student said...

My first visit to the Round-Up. Thank you, Sunny! I have a question about the beautiful books you featured -- the cover for Jungle Jeopardy, for example, would be stunning as wall art, and maybe already is. I'm curious about the average word count of these books. What do you find a solid word count, vs. too little or too much? I'm a children's author, so am curious about adult-novel word lengths. Thank you!

Sunny Frazier said...

Melanie, Oak Tree looks for novels from 55,000 to 85,000 words. We do have some terrific cover artists, but Jungle Jeopardy was designed by the author, Mary Montague Sikes, who happens to be a very good artist. I will let her know your comment!

I'm so glad you had the time and interest to stop by. I hope this is a regular stop for you in the future.

Monti said...

Thanks, Sunny, for doing this Friday roundup. Certainly, a lot is going on with OTP writers!

Melanie and Sunny, the cover for Jungle Jeopardy is one of my paintings that I sold several years ago. Because I love having art at my book signings, I created a smaller painting of a parrot to take with me. The original is 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 feet and would be difficult to carry around with me.

Mary Montague Sikes