Friday, September 21, 2012


What an abundance of riches in this weeks Round-Up!

Marja McGraw shares photos from her grandfather, a sailor on the Yangze River in 1904. Look for Teddy Roosevelt in one photo! See who our top selling authors are in August.

ALERT! A blurb fest for all genres happens Sept. 22 and 23 over at TBR. Get your blurbs in ASAP! And so much more. What an incredible week!

JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of the soon to be published “Mann of War,” explains why he's been scarce on the blogosphere lately.

New Orleans author HOLLI CASTILLO, author of “Gumbo Justice” and “Jambalaya Justice,” talks with Marilyn Meredith about mystery cons and conferences at And, over at Red Room, she talks about the murder of a friend during Hurricane Isaac. 

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” talks about how she and her husband became theme park junkies: The couple were also interviewed by Billie A. Williams:

JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” interviews Marilyn Meredith on how she keeps her Tempe Crabtree character fresh.

 Nebraska author WAYNE DUNDEE (“Dismal River” and “Reckoning at Rainrock”) is a featured speaker at Mid-Plains Community College on Sept. 18 in Ogallala.

SUNNY FRAZIER, author of “Fools Rush In,” and “Where Angels Fear,” blogs about her love of words over at 

A review of J.R. LINDERMUTH'S "The Limping Dog", a chance to win a copy of the book and a guest post by J.R. on setting in books:

 MARJA MCGRAW, author of “Bogey Nights” and “Bogey's Ace in the Hole,” explains how foot- and-mouth disease affects writers. And, check out Marja's photo page for pictures of her grandfather in the Yangze River Patrol, circa 1904 (think of the movie, The Sand Pebbles). Incredible find: a photo of Teddy Roosevelt!

MARILYN MEREDITH continues her blog tour. Here are this week's stops:
Guest of Robert Knightly at
An excerpt of Raging Water is on
Kaye George hosts at
Having Too Much Fun to Retire at
On Why Write?

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to be a character in one of Marilyn's books!

 RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of Ozark mystery “A Fair To Die For,” wants to know if you're immune to advertising, especially authors who over-advertise their books.

BERYL REICHENBURG, author of children's books “Ants on a Log,” “Camouflage,” and “The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake,” will be selling her books at the Cuesta Writer's Conference on Sept. 21 and 22 in San Luis Obispo, California.

The Sept. issue of Tricks of the Trade from MORGAN ST. JAMES (co-author of “Who's Got the Money?”) has part 2 of “What Being An Editor Taught Me” by John Brantingham. Morgan has an article titled “What Are Your Characters Thinking?” and an excerpt from her novel “Confessions of a Cougar.”

Morgan also has an interview with Terry Ambrose on the subject of her book about prison scams.


MICHAEL BLACK, The Incredible Adventures of Doc Atlas
HOLLI CASTILLO, Gumbo Justice and Jambalaya Justice
WILLIAM DOONAN, American Caliphate
WAYNE DUNDEE, Dismal River and Reckoning At Rainrock
G. THOMAS GILL, Dog Island
J.L. GREGER, Coming Flu
JASON HUNT, A Midsummer's Night Gunfight
WALTER LUCE, Vermont Bound
CARL MOEN, Last of the Railroad Police
MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, A Rainbow For Christmas
SUSAN VONDRAK, No Evidence of a Crime and The Evidence is Clear



Holli said...

The links are linking back to the OTP blog when I click on them, but you can type in the link to get to the sites. (I can't copy and paste the links either for some reason.)

It's great to see so much activity at OTP.

Patricia Gligor said...

I love your Friday Round-up posts!

Holli said...

Well now I just look crazy because the links work, but if that's the craziest I look today I'll take it!

Sunny is doing a great job letting us know what everyone is up to!

Sunny Frazier said...

I'm such a snoop, but I love finding out what all of our authors are up too and sharing with the rest of the world.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

For some reason my blog for today did not show up on Earl Stagg's blog and I haven't been able to get hold of him. Hoping he's okay.

marja said...

Congratulations to all the top selling authors! Great job and great writing!

The Friday Round-Up is outstanding, and thanks for including me and Grandpa Joe. :)

Kaye George said...

Thanks for the mention here. It was a pleasure hosting Marilyn Meredith!

jrlindermuth said...

I'm also glad to be included. Sunny is definitely the Queen of Promotion.

jrlindermuth said...

I'm also glad to be included. Sunny is definitely the Queen of Promotion.

Monti said...

Sunny, this is great to have a Friday roundup. What is the contact link for info? I'm speaking at the “Meet the Author” Book Fair at West Point (Virginia) Branch Library on Sunday, September 23. The Civil War is the theme for this event and links with the Battle of Eltham’s Landing which took place across the river from West Point. A Rainbow for Christmas is set right after the War, so I'll be talking about that.

Sunny Frazier said...

I put out the word before the first Round-Up. I'm the contact person. You send me an email of any events, blogs, reviews, interviews, whatever you've got.

Monti said...

Thanks, Sunny. I somehow missed the contact info.


wayne d. dundee said...

Thanks for including me in the Roundup ... good company to be in.

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Thanks Sunny for all your hard work. We all appreciate it. Beryl

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Thanks Sunny for all your hard work. We all appreciate it. Beryl

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